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Assisted living center has new med tracker

Phoenix-based luxury assisted living provider, Paradise Living Centers, has installed a state-of-the-art Electronic Medication Administration Record (e-MAR) system to enhance the care services provided in the company’s group homes located in the North Central Phoenix and Paradise Valley areas.

The system allows its certified caregivers to electronically track the medical needs of each resident and ensure proper medication dosages are administered at all times.

The implementation of the e-MAR system was spearheaded by Licensed Practical Nurse Tracy Strand. Strand has worked in the assisted care industry for more than three decades and is the full-time, 24/7 on-call nurse at Paradise Living Centers.

“It’s a very well-rounded program that ties all aspects of care into one comprehensive system, which helps mitigate the risks that can come from a change in medication or a resident’s health management needs,” Strand explains. “You might find a similar system at a larger assisted living community, but it is rare to find services like we offer in a smaller group home.”

When a resident is administered medication, it is recorded through the e-MAR, giving Strand and the staff a real-time record. The system allows Strand to pull reports in order to monitor and assess each resident carefully and provide feedback to their family members and primary care physicians.

Paradise Living Centers operates two assisted living homes in the Valley, including one at 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue. Both offer 24-hour awake staff, a 1:5 caregiver ratio and a full-time dedicated nurse. Both homes offer 10 private suites and include memory care, daily and weekly onsite activities and many other interactive programs. To learn more, visit www.paradiselivingsenters.com or call 480-878-4112.

 

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