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Frequently Asked Questions
The Accushield visitor management system has the capability to screen and credential third-party healthcare providers (i.e. Private-duty aids, Home Health, and Hospice) and other vendors. As well, Accushield is focused solely on the senior living industry and was developed by community operators.
Communities vary significantly in size and care levels, we ask for 10 minutes to understand your needs so we can quote you our best available pricing.
Most of our customers place an Accushield sign-in tablet at main entrances to their community.
The badge validates for staff and residents that you are compliant with the community’s requirements and policies and that you have signed in using the Accushield Visitor Management System.
Yes, name badge tape comes with the Accushield purchase.
- Sign-in at any Accushield kiosk. Your sign-in is the first step in complying with a community’s policies and indicating that you want to continue to conduct business on their property.
- Download a registration packet. Click on the preceding link or on the Download Registration Packet button at the top of the Accushield website. Once the Registration Site is visible, select the state in which you do business. Then select the community that you or your employee will be visiting. If you visit multiple communities under common ownership, you can register by choosing a single community and completing the registration process. Your registration will then cover the initial registration for all of the communities in that state under common ownership. Following the community selection, please select either the Agency or Self-Employed Registration Packet option. The correct Registration Packet will then be downloaded for your use.
- Complete the registration packet and submit the specific credentials and other documentation required by the community. On page 2 of each packet, there is a list of requirements specific to the community you visit. Once the registration form and corresponding documentation are complete, you can either email or fax them to Accushield per the instructions included in the packet.
Senior care communities across the country are contracting with Accushield to manage their sign-in compliance and the credentialing of vendors who work in their communities.
Owners have the right to set and enforce standards of access for visitors, including the vendors and caregivers who seek to conduct business on their property. In addition, many states and localities have statutes and regulations governing minimum standards of care as well as safety and security requirements for licensed senior living communities. Accushield provides a tool to support communities in their efforts to provide the highest level of care and safety for their residents. Accushield enhances your safety, too!
Caregivers and vendors appreciate communities with systems that promote safety and peace of mind for everyone concerned, systems that are commonplace in other vulnerable domains such as child care entities, schools, and hospitals.
Partner communities require that visitors or vendors who are onsite sign-in and sign-out at the Accushield kiosk. Once a vendor signs in, he or she has 30 days to submit the credentials required by the community in order to be approved for continued access to the community
A charge of $9.00 per month, per individual vendor, gives a third-party care provider or vendor unlimited access to all Accushield partner communities as long as the community’s requirements are met.
The fee is $9/month per individual vendor. The fee provides credentialed vendors with unlimited visits to any Accushield partner community!
The fee covers the cost of collecting, validating, and managing your credentials and visit information. If the community performed the same task, they would typically charge the vendor for the expense involved in performing this function.
While we wholeheartedly believe in credentialing all third-party healthcare providers and vendors in senior living communities we do offer a more basic sign-in system that does not credential.
The fee is for the collection, validation, and management of their credentials and visit information, based on the community’s requirements for safety and security. If the community performed the same task, they would typically charge the vendor for the expense involved in performing this function.
Yes. Each Accushield partner community has asked us to verify, store, and manage all third-party credentials to ensure that their specific requirements are met.
No, in fact, Accushield will not accept any documentation with private information included (i.e. social security number, DL number, etc.)
The Accushield visitor sign-in system is not designed to credential families and friends. We believe the greatest risks to the residents reside with third-party healthcare providers and vendors that provide service in private resident areas.
We understand that situations may occur where signing in could be an issue. We ask that you tend to the emergency first, but after the situation is under control, please sign-in so that all records are complete and so you are accounted for in the case of a community emergency.
From the PIN screen on the kiosk select ‘I forgot my PIN’. You will then receive a text to the mobile number you entered on the kiosk during your initial registration. You can also call 800.478.5085 Ext. 1 for assistance.