Strengthen Your Community with Integrated Facilities Management

Published on : 7/28/22
  • Senior living communities focus on ensuring their residents thrive in a safe environment tailored to fit their needs. And helping them thrive often begins with a strong integrated facilities management (IFM) program, which empowers residents to live their best lives while providing greater cost efficiencies to your community.

    Comprising what’s known as “hard” FM such as HVAC services, lighting, and plumbing, and “soft” FM such as laundry and other housekeeping services, IFM provides multiple services through one company. By centralizing services, communities can streamline their costs and elevate resident, employee, and guest satisfaction by creating a safe and healthy environment. Generating greater value from these resources will help your community stand apart from the competition and open new doors of possibility.

    What Senior Living Communities Need

    Senior living communities prioritize their residents’ quality of life, from everyday events to special experiences. The behind-the-scenes operations of these communities is complex because of the number of people involved and seniors’ health-related risk factors. At the same time, the leadership has to meet their budget targets, manage day-to-day operations, and deal with labor and supply issues.

    How Sodexo Seniors Can Help

    Sodexo Seniors has designed an IFM program with both seniors and providers in mind. Drawing on evidenced-based solutions and global resources, Sodexo focuses on creating revenue opportunities, managing risk, increasing community value, and maximizing the return on expenses to create the best experience for residents.

    With more than 2,500 IFM sites housing over 700 million square feet of space, and an average client relationship of 14 years, Sodexo has proven expertise in the field and offers the following:

    • Site management systems through an online portal with 20+ digital applications, used to deliver on-site management of important activities in an innovative, efficient way
    • Housekeeping and laundry services for comprehensive cleaning, with exact services fitted to each community’s needs
    • Preventive disinfection to reduce viral exposure for seniors, guests, and staff through a proprietary seven-step cleaning system, hospital-grade disinfectants, and pulsed technology
    • Technical services like strategically planned maintenance to keep everything running smoothly and to limit downtime in areas such as the kitchen

    The International Facility Management Association predicts there will be 50,000 to 100,000 facility management positions open over the next five to 10 years, which makes having an experienced partner even more critical. Such a partnership can help communities meet their budget goals while creating the healthiest and safest environment for their residents.

    Contact us today to learn more about how Sodexo Seniors can help you elevate integrated facilities managements services in your community.