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Exploring Strategies for a Tight Market

October 16, 2019

Wanted: 2.5 million more senior living workers. Please apply before 2030. The senior living industry directly employs more than 767,000 Americans, and indirectly employs more than 915,000 workers in related industries. This industry, with nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in economic impact, drives economies from local to global. These thousands of workers are licensed and registered…


MatrixCare Unveils New Technology at Its Annual User Conference “Directions”

May 9, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, MN – MatrixCare announced today that its annual User Conference “Directions”—which took place in Nashville, April 24th-26th—broke all company records in terms of client attendance, prospect attendance, partner sponsors and programming content. The event began with an exclusive invitation-only CIO Digital Health Summit on Tuesday, followed by two and a half days of programming,…

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Showcasing the 2019 Argentum Best of the Best Award Winners

April 12, 2019

Human connection has emerged as the common theme of this year’s Argentum Best of the Best award winners. By offering empathy to adult children, fostering bonds between residents and their peers, including young people in community activities, and inviting residents to plan their own programming, these four providers are bringing people together in new ways.…


MatrixCare Helps NIC Advance Rate Transparency in Seniors Housing & Care

February 23, 2019

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) kicked off its Spring Conference in San Diego by announcing that MatrixCare, a long-term care software provider, has been certified as NIC’s newest Actual Rates Software Partner. This distinction means MatrixCare will offer reports that enable operators to easily report the most accurate…


Accomplished Healthcare Technology Leader Ray Desrochers Joins OnShift as President and COO

February 11, 2019

OnShift® announces the addition of Ray Desrochers as President and Chief Operating Officer. With extensive corporate strategy, business operations, sales, marketing and product development experience, Desrochers brings valuable leadership to OnShift as the company continues its rapid growth. He will play a critical role taking OnShift to the next level backed by his proven track record…

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Integrating Voice-Activated Technology in Senior Living

December 17, 2018

The sheer simplicity of a voice-activated digital assistant can make it easy to underestimate the impact these emerging devices may have in senior living. “Alexa, what’s for lunch?” Not a big deal: The resident asks, and a digital device reads off the day’s specials. But that simple interaction can have far-reaching implications. “It makes residents…


What Your Community Needs to Know About Copyright Compliance Before You Shout, “Action!”

October 22, 2018

With all the activity within your senior living or health care community, residents and staff may not give a second thought to something as simple as showing a movie. “It’s just for residents,” some might say. “We’re not charging admission.” It seems simple enough, but maybe you remember the FBI warning at the beginning of…


NIC Announces Software Partner Certification to Advance Transparency in the Seniors Housing Sector

October 17, 2018

CHICAGO — The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) kicked off its 2018 Fall Conference in Chicago by announcing a new software partner certification for seniors housing actual rates—the most accurate data on the monthly rates a resident pays when living in a seniors housing property as compared to the property’s asking…


Leverage Software to Drive Capex

October 12, 2018

In senior housing, manual spreadsheets still are the dominant tool for prioritizing and planning capital expenditure projects, but that is changing. Digital tools increasingly are giving senior living executives greater visibility and flexibility in their long-term strategic planning. “Some people still do this the way they did 10 years ago. Inspections and information-gathering are done…

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Closing the Tech Infrastructure Gap at Senior Living Communities

October 11, 2018

Too often, older adults are regarded as unwilling to embrace the myriad advances that technology has brought to the modern-day experience. Gary Patrick, CEO of Hotel Internet Services, a provider of secure wired and wireless internet services for senior living communities, among other properties, said outdated stereotypes of seniors struggling to surf the internet should…


Chronic Care Act Included in Balanced Budget Act May Present Model for Expanding Long-Term Care and Supports

August 20, 2018

Legislation included in the BBA earlier this year may present Congress with a model to expand certain long-term care and supports. Passed with bipartisan support as part of the budget bill approved earlier this year, the “Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2018,” provides Medicare Advantage plans the…


MatrixCare Platform Supports Newly Proposed CMS Requirements for ‘Promoting Interoperability’

April 26, 2018

Bloomington, Minn. – MatrixCare®, the largest long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) technology provider in the United States and perennial winner of the coveted Best in KLAS award for Long-Term Care Software, is well-positioned with its CareCommunity platform to help LTPAC providers adapt to proposed changes announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to…

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