Senior Living Ebook

By on Dec 2, 2021 in Senior Living

The current staffing shortage is a pressing challenge in senior living. How can providers support their staff, improve resident care and keep their communities in sync? That’s the focus of this brand-new ebook, a collaboration between Senior Housing News and Yardi.

This resource — Workforce in Crisis: 4 Ways Tech Supports Senior Living Staff — offers key tips for today’s providers.

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Curious how technology is helping senior living communities through the staffing shortage? Here’s a snapshot of the four areas covered in the ebook, complete with input from real-life providers using tech solutions:

1. Easing the burden with an EHR

Given the staffing crisis, electronic health records (EHRs) are more important than ever. A well-designed tech solution like Yardi EHR optimizes care plan workflows, promotes dynamic staffing management and more. Yardi client Anthology Senior Living offers insight in the ebook, noting the benefits of a connected EHR system. 

“There’s just a lot more opportunity for growth and development, and of course efficiency, when you start utilizing an EHR,” says Kim Smart, director of systems and support at Anthology.

2. Easing the burden with an eMAR

When coupled with an electronic medication administration record (eMAR), the benefits of an EHR are enhanced further. The ebook dives into the importance of this integrated duo, exploring exactly how it helps senior living staff maximize efficiencies.  

Yardi client Sagora Senior Living knows firsthand how Yardi eMAR, an integrated solution, streamlines medication management and enables emergency staffing patterns.

 “We cross-trained the key associates in our communities in the ways of managing medications, in case they needed to assist — and in many of our communities they actually did have to assist,” says Brenda Abbott-Shultz, RN, VP of resident services at Sagora.

3. Easing the burden with pharmacy management

eMARs can also ease staffing burdens by integrating with top pharmacies. Pharmacists can send medication orders to communities, while senior living staff work through intuitive software interfaces, accelerating medication verification and refills. The ebook notes how Anthology accesses these benefits through Yardi eMAR.

4. Easing the burden with interoperability

EHRs, eMARs and pharmacy management tech join forces to help senior living staff. But interoperable systems also lend a hand. Read the ebook to see how Yardi leads the industry in interoperability — offering several integrated solutions.

We’re excited to share this fresh resource with you, packed with tips relevant to today’s staffing crisis. To continue learning about Yardi’s solutions in senior living, visit our product suite then get in touch!