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[NEW] AI & Senior Living Facilities

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Sat, Apr 01, 2023 @ 02:00 PM

AI Enhancing Roles for Senior Living Facilities

AI, also known as artificial intelligence, became popular around the 1980s. John Hopfield and David Rumelhart popularized “deep learning” techniques, allowing computers to learn user experience. Recently we have seen the rise of AI yet again as it made national news, explaining how the system can write term papers for students, update resumes for job seekers, and much more that even made people question their position in the work field. 

AI is taking on a more impactful part in various roles for Senior Living. With the help of AI, senior living facilities are getting assistance with staffing, financial management, fall prevention, and clinical care. According to argentum.com AI is not replacing human intelligence but enhancing it. Well, why AI? What makes this system so reliable for senior living facilities? "It is this analysis of unstructured data, from multiple sources, in real-time, that is perhaps the most unique benefit of AI", says Arena CEO Michael Rosenbaum. 

Now that we know the why let's dive into the how. Rosenbaum says, "AI can find patterns and 'signal' very quickly from massive amounts of data which is the incontrovertible advantage of AI over human capability." It's not that humans are incapable but we are limited when it comes to time and energy whereas a machine is not. As Heather Annolino, senior director of Healthcare Practice at Ventiv, put it, “Artificial intelligence empowers healthcare organizations to obtain and examine data and generate actionable insight quickly and concisely. By quickly uncovering insights and connections, facilities can efficiently enact new or updated protocols without biases—based on fact.” Keefe says better access to data leads to better AI-aided results—and senior living operators and others have better access to data than ever before.“It’s so much easier now for us to collect information from external devices—for example, vital sign monitoring like temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure—and also wearable devices such as Fitbits and Apple watches,” Keefe says. This helps not just to alleviate the burden on the caregiver but helps that caregiver provide much better care. 

One of the most compelling uses of AI in senior living today is the pursuit of preventing resident falls, a persistent and critical challenge for all providers. But, how does it work? AI “generally functions by recognizing patterns and then either suggesting optimal solutions for a human to implement or by actually implementing those solutions itself,” he says.

“For example, most modern cars have a multitude of sensors and other technologies that identify potential risks and then alert the driver to react,” Paprocki says. “That is very different from a fully self-driving car, where the AI not only identifies potential risks but reacts to those risks by autonomously operating the vehicle.”

Paprocki says AI solutions are still closer to the former part of the analogy than the latter—but change is coming.

As with other technological tools, the human component of AI is still vitally important. “We live in a time when staffing has never been harder in our industry,” Paprocki says. “Even if we had triple or quadruple the number of caregivers, we still couldn’t predict, observe, immediately react to, or know how to prevent all falls. And that’s where technology like AI can be lifesaving because it can function like an Iron Man suit for our frontline caregivers.” 

The future of senior care is here.





Topics: Prime Care Technologies senior living AI
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[Recap] Operational Innovation Takes Center Stage at HealthTAC Spring 2022

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 01:34 PM

East Sales Director, Joe Brown, sat on the "Problem Solving Innovations, Enhancing the Senior Living Industry" panel at HealthTAC West 2022. Central Sales Director, Scott Kozimor, also attended, as senior living operators talked candidly about the industry's current state.

Here's some advice from senior living operators on the topic of operational innovation:

  • Continuously monitor your empirical data to support needed change.
  • Consider 'firing yourself' and hiring a tech leader or partner.
  • Innovate in a moving-forward, clearly defined way – no more 'throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks.'
  • Champion and participate in whatever innovation you choose to assure success.

Also discussed was how to make new operational innovation successful:

  • Build upon a strong technology foundation (i.e., best fiber, network, etc.)
  • Make sure it fits within your culture; engage key players to weigh in (i.e., Can we bring it together? Can we sustain it?)
  • Train your teams and staff well; measure profitability. 
  • Don't get passed by in the market because you overthink it.

A key concern brought up as an obstacle to innovation success was staff burnout. But senior living leaders responded positively, suggesting ways to re-energize and realign staffing:

  • Don't be afraid to try new ideas.
  • Consider replacing agency roles with inside staff.
  • Monitor and stabilize staffing trends (days, hours, etc.) to keep staff coming back.
  • Deploy applicant tracking technology.
  • Preserve internal knowledgebase – allow staff to go part-time or project-based.
  • Engage and involve Millennial staff.

As always, our participation in this networking event gave us perspective on how we can help this industry innovate for success. Did you know we offered: 

  • primeCLOUD – secure hosting, plus a line into best-of-breed technologies at partner-negotiated pricing.
  • primeVIEW – dashboard app for easily tracking staffing trends, plus other key operational trends (e.g., census, admissions/discharges, billing/receiving, etc).

Get in touch if we can become a partner in your path to operational innovation.

Let's Talk

Topics: operations dashboard senior living operations technology partner healthtac innovation
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Fall Webinar Series: Senior Care 2022 - Evaluation to Reinvention

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Sun, Oct 10, 2021 @ 01:50 PM

Join executive advisors from Health Dimensions Group (HDG) for an exciting Fall webinar series to help senior care/living operators with a 2022 strategy.

Our first session, Resizing operations based on your data is on October 21 at 2PM ET and will include HDG's CEO Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey and consulting EVP Darrin Hull. They'll discuss the importance of evaluating operational areas and strategies for realigning to impact your financial success and improve quality.

Additional sessions include:

After each session, we'll offer a brief demo of how technology can help. So, save your seat(s) and invite some colleagues!

Topics: primeVIEW senior living Health Dimensions Group senior care resizing operations HDG evaluating data

Join us at MatrixCare Directions Booth 313, April 24-26

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 @ 01:11 PM


We’re heading to 2019 MatrixCare Directions with our advanced solutions for long-term care and senior living providers. Our suite of applications have already helped hundreds of senior care customers solve operational pain points such as managed care contract reimbursement, procurement, workforce retention and more. Our apps can even help you prepare for PDPM and value-based care. Let's catch up at the event!

Topics: cloud computing technologies cloud computing provider Procurement Automation e-procurement case management for managed care managed IT services post-acute technology solutions managed care optimization post-acute skilled nursing conference 2019 MatrixCare Directions managed IT services for skilled nursing providers senior living workforce automation

Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference April 15-17

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Thu, Apr 04, 2019 @ 12:24 PM

Don't forget to file your taxes

As a leading tech innovator in long-term care, Prime Care Technologies has optimized its cloud platform and developed a suite of applications to help providers run lean, maximize reimbursements and meet CMS obligations with minimal effort.

Connect with us at booth 236 to hear how we can put our technologies to work for you!     


Topics: cloud computing technologies Procurement Automation e-procurement case management for managed care post-acute performance dashboard post-acute business intelligence dashboard managed IT services PDPM post-acute technology solutions managed care optimization Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference senior living executive CMS and Five Star skilled nursing conference 2019 MatrixCare Directions senior living


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