You’re Assisted Living home is not only a place for room and board. Gone are the days of providing some meals and a roof overhead for your residents. Your home now provides the best in class, crucial services like 24/7 nursing supervision, some of the best Alzheimer’s care your State has to offer, medication assistance, and more. Elite adult communities in the States also offer the amenities residents need to stay active, because it’s not enough to just live comfortably, it’s important to live happily.
In an effort to stay ahead of the curve in this $10 Billion industry, assisted living communities are looking for ways to enhance resident experience.
One of our favorite features with Accushield is a real-time visitor’s report called the “Love Meter”.
Studies regarding depression in assisted living communities have discovered that 20% to 24% of residents have symptoms of depression* which translates to 20 to 24 residents in a typical 100-bed facility. In a study conducted by the American Journal of Nursing Home Research, about 20% to 40% of older people report feeling lonely, with 5% to 9% of these reporting feelings of intensive or painful loneliness.
Let’s face it, the families of your resident’s are always busy, life gets in the way and before you know it, visiting Dad or Grandma in their assisted living home has trickled down to the bottom of the list. While some residents get visitors daily, other’s could go weeks, or even months without a single person coming to visit them.
With the Accushield Love Meter, your staff will know exactly who has had visitors and when the last visit was. Now, your team has the tools they need to determine who may need a little extra love and support.
*Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, Health Soc Work