GAO Highlights the Importance of Data Collection in Long-Term Care Settings

A study released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) last month highlights key improvement areas for Medicaid, which is overseen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). One of its three primary findings is something that anyone in … Read More

How Family Engagement Helps Boost the ROI of Your EHR

If you’re currently considering introducing an EHR system at your assisted living or memory care community, you’re no doubt weighing the potential impact on productivity, staff turnover, compliance, and patient wellness. There’s one more metric you should consider: family engagement. … Read More

5 Ways Switching to an EHR Can Boost Productivity at Your Assisted Living Community

Switching from paper to electronic medical records is a major step for an assisted living or memory care community. In addition to the dollar cost of investing in new software, it takes time to convert records and train staff in … Read More

5 Strategies to Recruit & Retain Millennial Workers in Assisted Living

We’ve already made the case that better technology in your community can help reduce your CNA turnover rate. Today, we’ll take a closer look at some strategies you can implement to improve your ability to recruit and retain Millennial workers … Read More

Should Better Tech Be Part of Your Nursing Retention Plan?

In assisted living and memory care communities, a retention plan for your nursing staff (including CNAs) is an essential part of remaining profitable (or staying in the black if you’re a nonprofit operation). That’s not news to most nursing directors … Read More

Spotting and Stopping Revenue Leaks in Your Assisted Living Community

Running an assisted living community is not for the faint of heart: your services include hospitality, entertainment, and medical care. Like the USPS, you aren’t stopped by snow or rain or heat – but you also work Sundays. One of the … Read More

Caremerge Selected as a 2018 Top 10 Smart Healthcare Company

CHICAGO, April 20, 2018 — The Smart Health Conference has selected Caremerge, the Chicago-based, senior living technology company, as a Top 10 Smart Healthcare Company. Healthcare is an industry in need of innovation. Hospitals, senior living communities, medical equipment companies, … Read More

Improve Your Level of Care by Taking Your Assessments Digital

The assessment is one of the most important and powerful tools used in an assisted living community. In providing the roadmap for resident care, it also helps define staffing needs and so has an impact on a community’s overall cash … Read More

Converting Paper Records to Electronic: Case Study with Country Meadows

In our last case study, we looked at how Illinois-based Grand Lifestyles managed its EHR implementation. Today, we’ll take a look at how Country Meadows, which includes 12 retirement communities in Maryland and Pennsylvania, handled the transition. The goal is … Read More

An Unlikely Solution for Senior Living Staff Turnover Rates

Employee turnover is a common and expensive challenge in many nursing homes and assisted living communities. Residents typically want to build relationships with the people caring for them, and high turnover rates can be frustrating and emotionally upsetting. Leaders at … Read More