Louisiana nursing facility brings home national tech award

Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation, an Elder Outreach community in Crowley, La. has been named a recipient in the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.

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, according to KADN 15. 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

Read the full story at KADN 15.

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