How would you residents describe a stay in your long or short-term care facility? Like an all-expenses paid vacation at the Ritz-Carlton?
Or an unfortunate summer camp-esque experience forced upon them by an impatient mom who needs a break from her kids?
In this business, reputation is everything. You’ve already worked hard to secure a team of excellent doctors, nurses, therapists, and
management staff, but providing these services will only get you so far. The modern facility offers exceptional healthcare in addition to beautiful, fresh,
pleasant accommodations. Looking to build a name for your facility as “The Best of the Best?” It’s time to revamp your image!
It’s makeover time!
Sure, a fresh coat of paint and new carpets can work wonders for the property, but we doubt that’s making it into the budget. Never fear,
there are easier ways to give the building a “facelift” than calling in HGTV.
Here’s 5 simple ways to freshen up your facility from fixer-upper to five stars!
#1: Fix the lighting. Never underestimate the power of great lighting. Harsh, stark overhead brights only contribute to that icky
hospital-like feel. Sure, residents may be receiving treatment here, but no one wants to be reminded of their situation everytime the lights go on.
Speak to your Prime Source GPO representative to gain exclusive discounts on electrical supplies!
#2: Fire your DJ. Wait, you don’t have a DJ on staff spinning hot tracks like “Billie Jean?” No wonder your vibe is a bummer!
Ok, we’re kidding about the DJ, but it’s definitely important to have pleasant, calming, and mood-boosting music playing in strategic zones,
like your lobby and activity rooms.
#3: Take care of obvious issues. If you have a pest problem, hold off on the Extreme Home Makeover Healthcare Edition and take care of it.
If the water is only hot between 2 and 4am: you’re going to have some cranky residents on your hands. Speak to someone on our team to get in
touch with service providers that won’t empty your bank account.
Mice need homes too. But somewhere else.
#4: Make your bed and lie in it. Never underestimate the power of an amazing bed. From quality mattresses to adequate pillows to fresh,
clean, happy linens, prepping a “dreamy” bed for your residents instantly makes them feel at home. A great night’s sleep = happy campers.
Ask your Prime Source GPO representative about our partnership with Harbor Linens!
#5: Listen to the people. Ask your residents what they would love to see upgraded in their accommodations. You’d be surprised by their
answers – who knew switching up the shampoo would make all the difference to Mr. Martinez?! All Rosie wants for Christmas is new window
shades that keep out the sun? Prepare for a revelation-filled research project.
Taking your facility from fixer-upper to the next level doesn’t have to be a billion dollar project. Especially not when you’re working hand-in-hand
with Prime Source GPO to score great deals on quality products and impeccable services! Give us a call to learn more.
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