Prelude Services and Link-age Announce Strategic Services Agreement

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Prelude Services and Link-age announce partnership to streamline IT and enhance security for member services company

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"We are able to devote more time to our core business, because day-to-day management of our IT function is left to the experts at Prelude Services." - Steve Wittman, Director of Strategic Ventures, Link•age.

Prelude Services, a leading provider of IT services for senior living and long-term care communities, today announced a new partnership with Link-age, an alliance that provides cost containment and revenue-generating solutions for senior living providers. As part of the agreement, Prelude Services will help Link-age to more efficiently manage its IT processes and bolster security measures through complete IT hosting and managed infrastructure support services.

“Having a reliable and up to date IT system allows Link-age to focus on its core business, connecting our member organizations to solutions that allow them to have more resources to carry out their respective missions. We are able to devote more time to our core business, because day-to-day management of our IT function is left to the experts at Prelude Services,” said Steve Wittman, Director of Strategic Ventures, Link-age. “Prelude Services’ deep expertise with senior living and long-term care communities enables us to trust that they have an excellent understanding of our member customers and that they will guide us in the right direction for all of our IT needs.”

Link-age, a member alliance of senior care providers for more than 600 communities across 39 states, previously managed all IT processes internally. With a small staff of dedicated team members focused on building new partnerships and identifying innovative opportunities for company stakeholders, Link-age found that allocating IT resources could be a challenge. The team now relies on Prelude to manage its IT processes – from maintaining network health to data management, meeting new compliance mandates and bolstering security practices. The team also has access to cloud services like Salesforce, which improves telework capabilities and productivity for the highly mobile team.

“At Prelude Services, we pride ourselves on working with our clients as partners instead of vendors because we believe the end results can be much stronger,” said Dennis Stufft, President, Prelude Services. “Link-age truly understands the impact a healthy IT infrastructure can have on its business, which makes it easier for us to work together toward the same goals. We look forward to continuing this partnership with Link-age as they expand into new communities across the country.”

Prelude Services works with Link-age member communities in Ohio, where Link-age is based. This partnership expands Prelude’s presence in the Pennsylvania and Ohio region, while also expanding its footprint nationally. For more information about Prelude Services’ strategic senior living and long-term care capabilities or its work with Link-age, please visit http://www.preludeservices.com.

About Link-age
Link-age is a member organization made up of Senior Living Providers across the United States and is dedicated to enhancing the financial performance of its members by finding, developing and implementing new business models, sources of revenue and solutions to member challenges. Link-age is comprised of three integrated entities, Link-age Solutions, Link-age Ventures and Link-age Connect, that serve as a catalyst for innovation with the goal of enhancing member sustainability. Link-age serves more than 600 communities across 39 states.

About Prelude Services
Prelude Services is a leading provider of IT services for senior and long-term care communities, helping clients make informed business decisions by integrating technology with a deep understanding of the senior living industry. The company offers a full range of IT services that include comprehensive IT management and outsourcing, hosting, software development, help desk, training and telecommunications. Prelude supports more than 200 senior and community service locations in 12 states.

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