Vetter Health Services receives McKnight’s’ Excellence in Technology Award

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From McKnight’s’ Long Term, Care News:

It wasn’t long ago that we would hear that eldercare is high touch, but not high tech. Clearly, times have changed. Increasingly, long term care has become both. As never before, operators are harnessing technology in new and innovative ways that improve care delivery to our nation’s elders. To celebrate the exceptional feats being accomplished, McKnight’s and TENA have partnered to present the third annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards program.

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Vetter Health Services received the 2014 Silver Award – in the category of Dignity through Technology. This award category recognizes facilities and care centers that harnessed technology to improve the level of dignity its residents enjoy. This is an extremely competitive contest, and to be selected as one of the few honorees is a notable accomplishment.

The Silver Award went to Vetter Health Services for its work with IN2L – Which stands for ‘IT’S NEVER TOO LATE’ for seniors to go high tech. IN2L contributes to more individualized and therapeutic life enrichment programs for patients and residents. IN2L helps patients & residents stay connected with their families, friends, and communities – via the voice messaging e-mails, through the web cam Skype feature, or through the flip video recorder.

Vetter Health Services has 30 long-term care facilities, 22 of which are in Nebraska. Their facilities are equipped with 35 – iN2L systems, ranging from portable tablets, to 23-inch touchscreens on adaptive carts, to a behemoth 70-inch system in therapy gyms. Collectively, this has allowed more than 40,000 hours of resident engagement in the first half of 2014, system officials said.

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