Come Hell or High Water, You Need This
Dr. Carol McKinley
President and CEO - Simpson Senior Services
By MaryLee Herrmann, Senior Living Foresight
While I was freaking out about not being able to get my hands on toilet paper at the onset of the pandemic, senior living communities were contending with trying to keep COVID-19 outside their doors, all while trying to keep up with constantly changing government protocol.
And Accushield (a Foresight partner) was busy saving lives of the residents and staff in those communities. They took their sign-in kiosk and enhanced it, developing features like instant temperature scanning, a health screening questionnaire, and vaccine/test tracking and reporting.
I’m trying to write a joke about hurricanes … but at the moment it is just a draft.
What originally was a convenient way to sign in and keep track of visitors and the residents themselves, was now a life-saving device. Ultimately, Accushield’s kiosk provided assurance in these remarkable times. Guests were on a roller-coaster ride of when they could and could not visit due to health mandates; however, at least they could be at ease knowing their loved one was safe and secure inside the community. And communities were thankful they could provide assurance to concerned family members.
A hurricane just blew the roof off the local cheese factory. … De Brie is everywhere.
Dr. Carol McKinley, president and CEO of Simpson Senior Services, is one of those grateful care providers. However, she hasn’t always had the Accushield system to depend on. At a recent event, she shared this harrowing experience.
“I’m looking forward to the additional opportunities of what they [Accushield] bring to our industry, because what I know about them is that they are focused on senior living. They are focused on health care, and that’s what we need to ensure that we can continue to provide quality care and services, not only to our residents but our families, our co-workers, our staff, our partners. Now and well into the future.”