LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Atria Senior Living, Inc., and Glennis Solutions have won the Best in Show as well as Gold and Silver awards in the McKnights Excellence in Technology Awards. The companies won Best in Show and also a Gold in the “Building Bridges” category for their resident and family app, and Silver in the “Innovator of the Year” category for their Community Infection Management System (CIMS) tracker. The McKnight’s Tech Awards and Summit was held virtually on October 20 and celebrated outstanding innovation by skilled nursing, senior living and home care providers.
Originally developed for Atria Senior Living’s portfolio and now sold to other senior living providers by Glennis Solutions, the resident and family app rapidly evolved after the March 2020 initial impact of COVID-19 and the resulting separation and distancing required between residents and family members. Now with more than 8,000 downloads across Apple and Android devices, the app connects residents and their families with real-time symptom tracking as well as the enjoyment of daily community life such as food menus and engagement activities.
Similarly, the initial need for an infection tracking tool became evident when the COVID-19 outbreak began in March 2020. Atria Senior Living developed a Community Infection Management System (CIMS) as a comprehensive tool to identify, track and monitor infection rates across individual communities and the entire portfolio. Each community’s staff were tasked with keeping track of residents’ known exposure, symptoms and COVID-19 test results. The tracker gave Atria’s management team an added capability to respond with testing and protocols to fight the pandemic. It then helped Atria coordinate the large-scale COVID-19 vaccination process which has helped it achieve near 100 percent community vaccination levels.
“We’re grateful to receive these prestigious award from McKnight’s Senior Living,” said John Moore, chairman and CEO of Atria Senior Living. “We couldn’t be happier with the development and daily usage of our resident and family app. Its potential is virtually limitless. And our Community Infection Management System can also now monitor and help manage our response to any kind of infection outbreak, including gastrointestinal viruses as well as other types of flu on a more comprehensive scale. We can track case resolutions and accurately trend other health indices in our community populations, as well as track non-health-related data that needs to be aggregated quickly and efficiently.”
“It’s such an honor to have these prestigious honors right out of the gate, so to speak, as a startup company in senior living software solutions,” said Brad Frasher, executive vice president of Glennis Solutions. “We believe successful senior living providers in the future will be those that effectively and innovatively manage technology to understand and overcome the complexities of the resident care experience. We look forward to providing the same benefits offered by the app and the CIMS to other senior living providers to enhance the quality of life for seniors everywhere,” he said.
About Atria Senior Living
Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 430 locations in 45 states and seven Canadian provinces. With addition of Holiday Retirement to its portfolio in 2021, Atria is now the residence of choice for more than 45,000 older adults, and the workplace of choice for more than 16,000 employees. Atria creates vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world. Atria operates six distinct senior living brands: Coterie, a luxury brand in a joint venture with Related Companies, Atria Signature, Atria Senior Living, Atria Park, Holiday Retirement, Atria Retirement and Gladwell. Atria’s subsidiary, Glennis Solutions, is the only fully integrated cloud-based software suite specifically designed to serve the senior housing industry.
For more information about Atria, visit AtriaSeniorLiving.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. For career opportunities and more information about working for Atria, visit AtriaCareers.com. For more information on Glennis Solutions, visit GlennisSolutions.com. For more information about Holiday Retirement, visit HolidaySeniorLiving.com.
About Glennis Solutions
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Glennis Solutions offers the only fully integrated cloud-based software suite specifically designed to serve the unique needs of the senior housing industry. Developed and used across 775+ properties and more than 66,000 apartments spanning 45 U.S. states, Canada and the United Kingdom, each solution was designed to seamlessly manage the complex challenges faced by senior housing operators, residents, administrators and their staff. Our mission is to provide solutions to the industry that promote the health and wellness of seniors and to deliver better outcomes for our customers. We develop solutions in partnership with our customers, their residents, employees and partners. For more information, please visit Glennis Solutions.
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