One of the easiest ways to measure the success of a senior living is by resident satisfaction. It seems that there are countless ways that senior living facilities measure this. One thing is consistent though: having well-maintained facilities increases resident satisfaction. One of the simplest ways to do this is by being proactive with preventive maintenance. The following article is a senior living maintenance checklist that you can use to increase resident satisfaction at your facility.
Benefits of Preventive Maintenance
The pros of preventive maintenance certainly outweigh the cons. Preventive maintenance is way more than simply just a series of maintenance tasks performed periodically. It is an investment of time and resources for the purpose of maintaining the quality of your facilities and equipment. What’s more, it is an investment in the comfort and retention of your residents. Here are what we believe to be the top four benefits of preventive maintenance.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
A diligent preventive maintenance schedule will always save you money on costly repairs. When you take the time and resources to fix minor issues or prevent issues altogether, you make it far less likely that your facilities or equipment will require costly maintenance in the future. Of course, you can’t always avoid costly repairs. It is bound to happen from time to time. But with preventive maintenance, you can reduce the number of these incidences to make it worth your time.
This should come as no surprise, but the better you take care of something, the longer it will last. This is also true for equipment and facilities. By taking the time to perform preventive maintenance, you get more life out of your assets. This also prevents you from having to make costly replacements, which also saves you money over time.
Everyone hates surprise downtime—it can really throw a monkey wrench into your schedule. When you stick to a diligent maintenance schedule, you can significantly reduce these “surprises”. Having significant downtime on your facilities or important equipment can lead to frustration amongst your residents as well.
This might just be the most overlooked benefit of preventive maintenance. When you take the time to ensure the proper functionality of your facilities and equipment, you ensure that they are safe to use. It is important that your residents feel safe at your facility. Preventive maintenance plays a big part in that.