Why Choose Journey for your Senior Living Community?
Journey’s Management Strategy
Blair Minton formed Journey Senior Living (previously Blair Minton & Associates) to be for-profit mission driven companies that believe its mission is to keep people out of nursing homes while providing them with a loving, dignified and compassionate home. In fact, Journey stands for respect, passion and mission…the three most important ideas we bring to management of senior communities. The Mission of Journey Senior Living is “making a difference in the lives of those we serve, whatever their Journey may be.” This is a top down mission statement – as a management company, we realize that if we don’t treat our team members at our community level with the utmost respect, dignity and appreciation, then we can’t expect them to treat our residents and their families with this same level of commitment. Our goal is to utilize all the resources that are available to us and to stay on top of new research and techniques for our industry to ensure our communities have the most up-to-date information and tools available to them. We will make ourselves available to our teams 24/7, just like they are available to our residents and families 24/7. We will recruit and hire industry professionals that share our philosophy and beliefs and we will ensure they know and feel they are valued to ensure we maintain low turnover at our community levels.
Journey’s Strategic Growth Opportunities
Journey Senior Living Team forms a triad of industry knowledge and experience that lends itself to strong strategic growth potential. At the heart of all this knowledge and experience is passion – passion for creating communities that will maintain a constant focus on our key customers – our residents, their families and our team members.
Our communities will not only focus on providing quality and compassionate care to seniors, but it will focus on helping them find renewed purpose in their lives. All of our communities will have very specific Wellness Strategies geared towards improving the overall wellness of our residents from a proactive perspective by establishing working partnerships with specialty medical professionals. The top three targeted diagnoses for hospital readmissions for seniors that are being tracked by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services are Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Heart Attack.
Prior to opening, our communities will have established partnerships with local, qualified cardiac, pulmonary and rehabilitative specialists that will provide ongoing oversight of our residents in our clinics located within our communities. This will close the back door to unnecessary hospital (re)admissions as well as premature discharges to skilled nursing settings (nursing homes). We will be viewed as the most viable choice for post hospital placements over nursing home facilities. Upon opening we will be tracking our outcomes data to validate our Wellness Strategy Programs. This is something that is currently not being done by other assisted living companies. This will give us a huge competitive edge over other assisted living providers and will allow us to continue to enhance our Wellness Strategy Program ensuring we stay focused on resident wellness on a proactive basis.
By tracking the outcomes of our Wellness Strategy Program, we will be able to provide concrete data to physicians, hospital discharge planners and other healthcare providers on our success validating our viability as the Provider of Choice in Assisted Living as well as the obvious better choice over skilled nursing care.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services has indicated that there is a possibility down the road for Medicare reimbursement for Assisted Living if it is found to be a more financially viable option over skilled nursing care and still meet the medical care needed by the senior population. Our Wellness Strategy Program will be able to provide the information they will need to make this decision – we are way ahead of the curve of our competitors with our focus on partnerships with medical specialists within our communities. Others may follow once they learn of our success, but we will definitely have the strategic advantage as a proven provider.