The nursing home facility, which specializes in long-term care and skilled nursing, was honored for its use of the It’s Never 2 Late® (iN2L) system. Encore uses iN2L to help its residents use computers through a picture-based, touch-screen interface that offers engaging, educational, spiritual and personalized content appropriate to their own level of technical ability.
“We use iN2L to help our residents transition from home into a long-term care community,” explained Cory Gatte, administrator. “We understand the adjustment of moving into a new place is not always easy, and the in2L helps find activities and interests suitable for new residents’ personalities and preferences.”
iN2L provides life enrichment activities and learning opportunities through its media library of over 4,000 content options. Among its programs is:
- Wellness content, such as fall prevention and strengthening program videos
- Engagement content, such as games, puzzles, virtual travel and spiritual content
- Personalized content, such as special applications that showcase interests, accomplishments, photos and music
By implementing this person-based, adaptive computer system, Encore residents are able to engage and connect through thousands of computer-based experiences and activities, regardless of their cognitive or physical ability.
Encore Healthcare Rehabilitation earned Silver in the Admissions category for the Skilled Nursing track. Encore is one of three Elder Outreach communities that have implemented iN2L for its residents.
The annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards is hosted by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, the pre-eminent national magazine for long-term caregiving professionals, and recognizes operators who are harnessing tech tools to improve care and operations.