Dignity Award Gold won by Archie Hendricks Sr. SNF

The Archie Hendricks Sr Skilled Nursing Facility has taken Gold in the Dignity category for the third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.

Archie Hendricks Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility, located on the Tohono O'odham Reservation in southern Arizona, created a television station to help residents “feel part of the nursing home community and their native community,” according to William Olivares, IT technician at Archie Hendricks.

The facility broadcasts culturally relevant and tribal-specific events to all TV sets throughout the center. These broadcasts are recorded in the facility and also remotely. Staff researched and developed methods that allowed the facility to live-stream community and cultural events happening in community, in order to help residents feel connected. The facility also has used iPads to enable long-distance visits with another Native American skilled nursing facility.

Marisa Olitzky