Selecting a Supply Chain Partner for Your Long Term Care Facility

Over 58,000 long term care providers cared for more than 8 million people in 2012. Divided between adult day services, home healthcare, hospice, nursing homes and assisted living, long term care provides a valuable service for a significant portion of our population. As the baby boomer generation continues to age and Millennials approach middle age, long term care needs are only expected to increase.

While the types of care may vary by facility, one thing that is consistent is the need for healthcare supplies and equipment. In order to provide the best patient care possible, your supply chain must be adaptable and reliable. When selecting a healthcare supply chain partner, there are some points you should consider.

Flexibility
Residents requiring long term care commonly have compromised immune systems and their condition can change quickly. In order to provide the best care, you may need custom supplies and equipment on short notice. Your routine supply needs may also fluctuate. Having flexibility when obtaining supplies is key.

Industry Knowledge
The long term care industry faces many unique challenges. Understanding these challenges makes choosing the right product easier.

Product Knowledge
With so many product and equipment options available, it can be overwhelming trying to choose the right supplies. Keeping up on the latest trends and technology is time consuming. Having a resource that combines industry and product knowledge saves time and money.

Solutions Oriented
The long term care facilities in the U.S. vary greatly in size, ownership and service. Each facility has a unique set of needs that creates challenges. Working with a supplier who understands that and provides expertise in possible solutions can assist in problem solving and process improvement.

Concordance Healthcare Solutions prides itself on having a team of experts that understand the long term care industry. By partnering together, we will create a customized portfolio of supplies and solutions to create efficiencies and support the delivery of quality patient care.

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