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Three Ways to Reduce Senior Care Facility Costs without Compromising Patient Care

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Three Ways to Reduce Senior Care Facility Costs without Compromising Patient Care

As the U.S. populations ages, competition for senior care facilities will increase as more senior care facilities will be coming online to meet demand. And the coming numbers are astounding. According to the US Census Bureau, by 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, more than double its projected population of 40.2 million in 2010. So how can you reduce costs to stay competitive while not compromising patient care?

Top Concerns of Senior Living Facility Managers

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Top Concerns of Senior Living Facility Managers

In any conversation with long-term care facility managers, the top concern is always financial pressure. This is followed by emergency systems requirements and other compliance issues as well as security concerns. Facility managers are under constant pressure to keep costs down, but yet are expected to maintain the facility and patient safety as well as meet any new regulations that may come along.


Healthcare Facility Management and Compliance

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Healthcare Facility Management and Compliance

Compliance is at the forefront of every healthcare facility manager’s mind. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are regulated, in most states, by a combination of state (Department of Health) and federal authorities (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS). Inspections are usually done, unannounced, at least once per year.

Failure to comply with regulations could result—in the most dire of circumstances where patient safety is threatened—in penalties that include fines, appointed facility supervisors, suspension of new resident admissions, or license suspension. Findings that do not pose an imminent threat to patient safety will call for nursing home administrators to offer a “plan of correction.”

Preventative maintenance is key when it comes to compliance because once an inspection is underway, it is too late to fix things.

So, what are the compliance issues that healthcare facility managers have to be on top of? As we see it, the main issues are: emergency preparedness, control of infection, fire safety, HVAC, utilities, and the overall safety of residents (including general maintenance of things like elevators, furniture, floors, beds, carts, etc.)

Making Senior Facility Maintenance MORE Efficient and LESS Costly

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Making Senior Facility Maintenance  MORE Efficient and LESS Costly

As senior living facility managers know, nursing homes and assisted living centers, face a unique set of issues when it comes to facility maintenance. This population is even more prone to falls and other accidents, with many residents frail ordealing with disabilities and/or dementia. Needless to say, the maintenance of these facilities must meet the highest standards. In this blog, I’d like to present someways for senior living facility managers to achieve these high standards of efficiency, while at the same time cutting the maintenance crew’s time on each job—and maintenance costs overall.

Mobile-Shop Teams Up with Snap36 to Implement 360° Product Images

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Mobile-Shop Teams Up with Snap36 to Implement 360° Product Images

Mobile-Shop is proud and excited to announce our partnership with Snap36- a 360° and 3D product imagery studio based in Chicago.  We approached Snap36 because of their existing relationships with reputable companies including Grainger Industrial Supply, Home Depot, Lowe's and 3M.  As you're probably aware, these companies are among the largest suppliers of industrial maintenance supplies, tools and equipment on the planet.  So when Grainger and Home Depot place their stamp of approval on such a key component of their websites (product imagery) you know it can be trusted.

For our shoot with Snap36 we decided to go all-in and take 360° images of all our tool carts and bags.  Once implemented, Mobile-Shop.com visitors will get a better understanding of our range of products without needing to physically interact with the products in person.  Keep an eye on our product pages in the coming weeks for some exciting new updates!  We'll be sure to let you know once these upgraded tool cart pages go live!               


Mobile-Shop on the Road: Photos from Trade Show Season

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Mobile-Shop on the Road:  Photos from Trade Show Season

It's been a whirlwind year for Mobile-Shop. Having attended eight conventions in seven different states, we've had the opportunity to speak to countless individuals from widely varying industries about maintenance in their facilities.  What we learned is this: Everyone can work a little smarter. Fortunately, whether your facility is a fulfillment center or a high-rise hotel - Mobile Shop products are all thoughtfully designed to  make that possible.

Check out the photos below to see where we've been, or get in touch today to see where we're headed next.