(Alexandria, Va., Dec. 6, 2017) – Argentum is pleased to announce the addition of Direct Supply, Medline, and Yardi as new corporate partners. The three organizations have made the commitment to supporting senior living industry-advancing research and initiatives. Engagement in Argentum’s corporate partnership program demonstrates significant thought leadership in the senior living industry.
Argentum’s collaboration with Direct Supply, a leading national provider of equipment and solutions for senior living, will be focused on continually improving the resident experience. Direct Supply partners with owners, operators, and developers of senior housing to help them build, equip, and run industry-leading senior environments. Direct Supply’s solutions include cloud-based building management and services, designer build and construction/renovation programs, the industry leading eProcurement system, DSSI™, and over 1 million product solutions.
“Direct Supply could not be more pleased to partner with Argentum on senior living innovation,” said Corey Denman, Direct Supply executive vice president & COO. “We look forward to countless opportunities ahead to further collaborate, develop ideas, and deliver on our shared promise to help enhance the lives of millions of residents in senior living.”
Argentum’s work with Medline, a manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies that provides products, education, and support across the continuum of care, will focus on resident experience and safety. Medline’s products and services are designed to ensure a safe, happy, and healthy environment for residents, with an eye toward improved care and controlled costs.
“Our dedication to our customers goes beyond just providing products. By partnering with Argentum, Medline is committed to investing in research and development of the senior living industry,” said Shawn Scott, Medline senior vice president of corporate sales. “We are very excited about our expanded partnership to help set our customers up for long-term growth in their markets.”
Argentum’s partnership with Yardi, a leading provider of high-performance real estate investment and property management software solutions, will be focused on expanding operational excellence. Yardi’s Senior Living Suite™ offers a comprehensive platform for senior living providers that centralizes community management, resident care, finance, operations, and marketing with a single, seamless software environment.
“Yardi is passionate about bringing efficiency to the senior living industry, and over the years our partnership with Argentum, a vital industry advocate, has helped us support senior living providers through technology,” said Ray Elliott, vice president of senior living at Yardi. “Whether helping caregivers chart their tasks on a tablet, allowing prospects to sign leases electronically via an online family portal, or helping residents and family members make payments via a smartphone, families are the winners in the end.”
Direct Supply, Medline, and Yardi join Argentum’s four other corporate partners—HCP, MatrixCare, OnShift, and Willis Towers Watson—in working toward advancing senior living and supporting critical programs through research and innovation.
“The support and investment from these leading companies is important to Argentum’s goal of expanding programs that improve the quality of life for residents, as well as optimize business operations for senior living providers,” said James Balda, Argentum president & CEO.
For more information about Argentum’s corporate partners, visit argentum.org/corporatepartners.
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services to older adults and their families. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults. Learn more at argentum.org.
About Direct Supply
With a mission of enhancing the lives of millions of residents in senior living, the Direct Supply family of companies offers unparalleled value that’s much greater than the sum of its parts. Its solution-based approach allows it to partner with organizations to help build, equip, and run industry-leading senior living communities. Direct Supply also leads and supports the most important efforts shaping national policy for senior living. Learn more about Direct Supply and its innovative products and services at directsupply.com.
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,400 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to medline.com or medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.
Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit yardi.com.