The average skilled nursing facility typically relies on licensed practical nurses and registered nurses for after-hours care and offers no immediate and direct access to doctors and nurse practitioners. This often means that residents in need of medical care must endure transportation to an emergency room, potentially long wait times, and a whole lot of needless inconvenience and aggravation. 1
At Lexington Health Care, average just isn’t good enough. That’s why we’re one of the few Skilled Nursing Facilities in Illinois with a fully deployed telemedicine program and 24/7/365 access to physicians and nurse practitioners.
LexConnect, Lexington Health Network’s telemedicine platform is equipped to provide ongoing communication and coordination between your primary care physician, your hospital-based clinical team, and your skilled nursing facility team. Our state-of-the-art healthcare information systems ensure that everyone on your medical team is completely up-to-date on your condition and treatment plan.
Our Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is used throughout our network and connects our skilled nursing facilities, senior and supportive living facilities to your hospital team and primary care physician to improve care coordination. Advanced interoperability between systems and healthcare partners along with our digital Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process to streamline quality control highlights some of our key technology. Lexington Health Network is committed to utilizing technology that improves your care and clinical outcomes.
Nearly one in five patients taken to a hospital emergency department from a skilled nursing facility might have been more effectively managed by the Skilled Nursing Facility’s own healthcare team. *