As the general manager of NOTIFY, I’ve been a longtime supporter of the Senior Living Innovation Forum (SLIF) and its work bringing together senior housing leaders interested in improving our industry.
SLIF recently published an interview with Bob Kramer, the founder of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), and his comments on both the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 struck a chord with me.
“There will not come a time when we will return to the old normal,” said Kramer. “The speed and depth of the disruption in healthcare, senior care and the broader economy due to COVID-19 is a transformational moment. Changes that I thought would take years have occurred in a matter of weeks. The genie is out of the bottle and efforts to put it back will not be successful.”
Powerful stuff from an industry vet and, yet, he’s completely right: COVID-19’s disruptive potential should not be underestimated.
In fact, it’s the very reason why I’ve been so determined to get solutions into the hands of our customers right away.
Our most timely software solution is NOTIFY Communications, our new video, text and voice app designed specifically for senior housing communities that provides essential communications and telehealth capabilities. The phone app is now available on both Android and iOS devices.
This solution is an essential, actionable tool in navigating through this current situation in service to your residents, your workforce and your community care partners.
-enables 24/7 family engagement with an intuitive and easy to operate design
-supports staff health, efficiency and efficacy by allowing individuals to engage and interact with caregivers from anywhere at any time through HIPAA-compliant video calls, support text and voice messages
-enables building and community-wide alerts and messaging – you control the message
-securely connects care teams and improves your ability to engage them within a simple and clean user interface
-provides elegant and informative reporting features to those in leadership positions
Bob Kramer is right:
“We’re the frontline of defense for the healthcare system for more than two million of those at highest risk in this pandemic. We’re the key to keeping these frail, older adults from flooding the ER and ICU beds of our hospitals.”
And I know that our software solutions can help during these challenging times. Please get in touch with us today to learn more about NOTIFY Communications.