Marketplace Experts

Marketplace Experts

Announcing the Elder Engagement Performance Improvement (EEPI) tool

The goal of the #ActivitiesStrong initiative is to acknowledge, educate and empower activity and life enrichment professionals in senior living communities. One way we’ve done this is by developing and conducting research on the best ways to provide quality resident engagement. We have now added a new tool to our already robust toolkit.  The Elder…

Long-term care facilities should prepare for possible supply chain issues

As long-term care providers such as nursing homes continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, many are taking extra precautions and amplifying their PPE and medical supply efforts beyond basic requirements. According to Technavio,  incremental growth of $ 28.67 billion is projected in the personal protective equipment (PPE) market spanning 2020-2024. However, some PPE manufacturers are seeing downward sales trends in some sectors such as…

Mounting up: LED fixtures continuously disinfect airborne viruses

With healthcare facilities including nursing homes taking precautions against viruses as never before, an effective tool in their arsenal is a new type of “germicidal” LED fixture.  This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving indoor safety by providing continuous airborne disinfection of airborne viruses, bacteria…

Caring for the carers: Reducing turnover among long-term care leaders

Long-term care organizations need to act purposefully to recruit and retain quality frontline leaders. While the lack of caregivers and nurses is a well-known problem, an increasing number of individuals in leadership roles are choosing to leave this industry to pursue opportunities outside of the field. The line of thought that, in long-term care, “that’s…

How video technology positively impacts long-term care staff

In a world where technology is universal, video surveillance has a profound impact on the operations of our healthcare systems.  Many healthcare institutions (like long-term care facilities) rely on the flexible capabilities of their video management software (VMS) to keep both their patients and staff safe and secure. VMS assists nursing homes and long-term care…

Energy assessments: An antidote For COVID expenses

According to a 2020 American Health Care Association (AHCA) survey of 463 nursing home providers in August 2020, 72% of nursing homes said they won’t be able to sustain operations another year at the current pace of increased costs and revenue loss.  What’s causing operating expenses to dramatically increase? According to the same AHCA survey,…

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