(PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Silverado Senior Living, a company founded with the goal of transforming how the world cares for individuals with memory loss, continues its pioneering memory-care efforts with its most recent recognition at the Eighth Annual LTC & Senior Living Link Conference. As part of the annual conference, a Spirit of Innovation Awards ceremony is held to recognize companies for their innovations and development of industry best practices.
This year’s Spirit of Innovation Award in the category of Patient Wellness and Life Enrichment Programs was presented to Silverado for its initiative called Enhancing Resident Care through Technological Advancements (ERCTA).
The initiative, which started as a quest to do away with noise caused by two-way radios, ultimately led to the development of an all-inclusive system that uses a handheld device to combine Silverado’s nursing communication and security systems.
This new system, created through strategic partnerships with key vendors, provides Silverado’s staff with all-in-one control. With the help of this phone-like apparatus, employees can receive instant and simultaneous alerts related to nurse call activities and resident monitoring devices. The system also allows for internal communication between staff and external communication to physicians and family members.
“Silverado offers personalized care options for individuals at all levels of memory-care need,” explains Senior Director of Plant Operations and ERCTA program originator Stan Tanabe. “This new all-in-one system allows us to enhance those services by ensuring that staff members are immediately aware of all resident care needs.”
About Silverado Senior Living
Silverado Senior Living, based in Irvine, Calif., operates memory care communities in California, Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Utah, and Washington. It also offers home care, care management, and hospice care through its Silverado At Home and Silverado Hospice service lines, for a total of 36 operating locations. Silverado has research affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; University of California, San Diego; Stanford University; Baylor (Texas) College of Medicine; and the University of Utah; among others.
To learn more about Silverado or to obtain information on available resources visit Silverado’s 24/7 Live Chat service, available at any time of day or night through http://www.silveradosenior.com or by phone at (866) 522-8125.
About LTC & Senior Living LINK
The LTC LINK Conference is open to senior care management from organizations with revenue of 500+ beds/units and/or over $30 million. With a combination of peer-to-peer education, networking and consultative business meetings, it is a venue for executives to learn best practices that drive profitability, quality and growth.