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3 Ways Communications Technology Can Improve Your Residents’ Experience.

3 Ways Communications Technology Can Improve Your Residents’ Experience.

Senior living facilities generate the lion’s share of their new residents through hard-fought referral networks. Reputation, therefore, is a key factor for administrators to consider. There is often a delicate juggling act between meeting your residents’ needs, keeping their family happy, and ensuring the greater community of residents are satisfied with their environment and their care. Happy residents means more word-of-mouth referrals, and better esteem from referring physicians. What unites residents’ experience on both the good and the bad side of things is their memorability. Both wonderful and awful experiences stick in the minds of everyone involved. That is why it is important for senior living facilities to create an environment that will foster positive interactions and experiences, and raise…

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5 Reasons Your Senior Living Facility Needs To Move To The Cloud

5 Reasons Your Senior Living Facility Needs to Move to the Cloud

Traditionally, senior living facilities resort to using a telephone system that is limited to the premise, whether it is hardwired phone lines that run off of old telephone companies' copper wires or on-premise private branch exchange (PBX) systems. However, more companies have shifted their communications approach to leverage phone systems that are run on the cloud. That's because it's designed to save costs while providing support to reduce interruption in communication. These strategies all work to improve the efficiency of operations at your senior living facility. If your senior living facility has yet to move to the cloud, you may be missing out on important benefits that a cloud-hosted PBX can bring. Here are five reasons for moving your senior…

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10 Advantages Of A Hosted PBX System In Senior Living Facilities

10 Advantages of a Hosted PBX System in Senior Living Facilities

Before examining senior living facilities with an eye toward installing a Hosted PBX system, it's important to understand what these systems are and how they work. PBX stands for private branch exchange, a term that refers to business phone systems that manage multiple, local employee lines. When first introduced, this technology involved a "trunk" of lines and a switchboard control system. Hosted PBX phone systems deliver the same features and control, but instead of installing hardware, phone service is deployed via a broadband internet connection. Using a hosted PBX, an organization can distribute one number that allows contact with the entire organization, regardless of location. This new way of handling communication, both internally and externally, offers some significant benefits to…

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Today’s Telecommunications Services Advance Patient Care For Seniors

Today’s Telecommunications Services Advance Patient Care for Seniors

As people age, their needs change. Activities that were simple to manage become more difficult and might require some outside assistance. Senior living communities offer a range of services that can help maintain independence, even in full care facilities. New telecommunications technology and services are what make it possible for seniors to enjoy as much independence as possible. With monitoring software and technology tailored for seniors, many people can enjoy retirement living for longer. Keeping Track of Patients When providing long-term care for the elderly, some of the major challenges come under the heading of safety. Senior living facilities need to know where their patients are at all times. Patients with degenerative neurological conditions may wander off and forget how…

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Senior Living Technology: What Does An Assisted Living Facility Need?

Senior Living Technology: What Does an Assisted Living Facility Need?

As technology ingrains itself further and further into all aspects of the healthcare industry, senior living facilities stand to benefit immensely from technology specifically targeted for them. Spurred by a combination of market forces and some legislation, the breadth of technologies designed for senior living has increased at an astounding rate. With so much choice on the market, what senior living technology do facilities actually need? Here we explore some of the technologies that will benefit senior living facilities the most. Fall Prevention and Detection Senior falls account for nearly 800,000 hospital visits each year, and are a $30 billion healthcare expense. They are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the elderly, and are a legitimate health concern…

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