Providing The Best Care In Senior Housing Development Through Information Technology
Information technology (IT) investment improves quality, safety, and efficiency in both health care and nursing home care. The use of information technology benefits both residents and staff, relieving stress, reducing errors, and improving overall satisfaction. IT investment is involved in all NLGC senior housing development projects to ensure that the very best care is provided.
Here’s how senior housing with IT investment benefits the quality of care for residents and reduce stress for staff:
Streamline Tasks and Manage Health Records
The use of technology—such as computers, tablets, and healthcare software—to retrieve and input resident health data is much faster and more accurate than using a paper filing system. Senior housing staff can access every important detail of a resident’s health record with the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen.
Staff can also log information quickly and efficiently, including lab tests, medication, procedures, and referrals. This ease of access truly helps staff provide the best care for the residents of NLGC communities.
Improve Quality of Administrative Tasks and Resident Care
Whether the tasks are administrative or directly involve residents, the quick access to accurate information can improve the quality and efficiency of care. Data entry with computers is timely and reduces the risk of errors, such as lost or inaccurate information.
Health technology helps staff provide the best care and receive accurate data about a resident’s health, such as with vein finders and heart monitors.
Efficient Decision-Making and Improved Safety
By providing accurate information quickly, health technology improves decision-making and resident safety. There is less risk of a mistake or delay that could be very harmful to residents. Emergency systems, such as health monitors and alerts, can also reduce delays for residents to receive proper care, which can make a significant difference in the outcome of the emergency.
Reduce Stress for Staff and Improve Overall Satisfaction
Stress levels for senior housing staff are often a result of being overworked. Caring for many people, with many different health needs, can be both physically and emotionally demanding. By improving the efficiency and quality of long-term care operations through information technology, staff will be less stressed, have more time to perform tasks efficiently, and provide better care to residents.
This improved care makes a difference in staff-resident relations, with greater resident satisfaction and a greater sense of belonging because they are receiving the highest quality of care.