Food costs are one of the top expenses for skilled nursing providers. If you use nutrition management software, or would like to implement a solution, read on.
Background: Augustana Care
Augustana Care is a non-profit organization that provides senior housing, health care and community-based services to older generations and others in need—and helps residents live the lives that most inspire them.
Their existing nutrition management system no longer worked for them. In fact, it was not user-friendly, it was time consuming, and proved difficult to implement additional sites.
Solution: MatrixCare MealTracker®
After much research and comparing vendors, they chose to move to MealTracker. The intuitive user interface and key features made it a great fit. For example, customized tray ticket items for clear and easy reading.
Also, there is value in the integration between MealTracker and MatrixCare. It guarantees census is the same, simplifies workflow, eliminates paperwork, and supports person-centered care.
Results: Ease of Use, Time Savings
Training included live webinars, online product help, and our on-call support team. As a result, the initial patient load went smoothly. It also allowed for duplication and customization at their additional facilities.
Ease of use has been one of the biggest improvements. It saves time for staff and allows the focus to remain on exceptional food service.
Augustana Care has also seen time savings in reporting. Much of which is not typically available in “free” diet card programs.
“The four week recipe cycle where everything is consolidated is so valuable. The recipe books are much more concise, making it easier to produce and find recipes.” – Kari Robinson, RD, LD and Senior Dietitian, Augustana Care