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Erickson Senior Living: Retirement, Reinvented

A story of owning change

Erickson Senior Living prioritizes quality assurance to deliver an exceptional resident experience

Responsiveness to resident concerns


quality metrics tracked across 19 communities

Employment retention rates

healthcare employee reviewing chart.


Erickson Senior Living is a national leader in the development and management of continuing care retirement communities. With more than 27,000 residents in 11 states supported by a team of over 15,000 employees, Erickson Senior Living lives and breathes resident satisfaction, one interaction at a time, by diligently tracking their performance to surpass established annual business and customer service goals.

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The proposition: Do more with data

To maintain the utmost standards in resident satisfaction, Erickson Senior Living regularly leveraged a complex set of spreadsheets for their quality assurance program. With more than 100 metrics across 19 retirement communities, the data was vast and bulky. Think: heavy pivot tables and never-ending load times. Erickson Senior Living envisioned a scalable, real-time data solution designed to enhance the user experience—a platform that prioritizes efficiency, accuracy and performance to power real-time decision-making. Enter TEKsystems.

Our proposal: Spreadsheets into strategy

As one of AWS’s fastest growing consulting partners, we quickly got to work on a real-time data solution for Erickson Senior Living. With a tight timeline, we worked side by side to quickly implement the analytics solution in just three weeks—engineering new processes and deploying a prototype into production. Leveraging our data analytics and insights and cloud enablement expertise, we launched the AWS prototype utilizing the following tech stack: React, AWS Amplify, Amazon Aurora, Amazon S3, Amazon API Gateway, Node.js and AWS CloudFormation. By leveraging our global delivery model, Erickson Senior Living was able to quickly transition from their existing tools to a far more scalable application. And with a real-time data solution in place, leaders make important, business-critical decisions for their communities with confidence.

Powerful partnership: Aligned and committed

We’re in the business of building tomorrow. Our solution was strengthened by a strong partnership between us, AWS and Erickson Senior Living—we ventured beyond application development to deliver several critical business and technology innovations to drive transformation. Plus, Erickson Senior Living’s internal IT team’s commitment to communicating and spreading awareness of the initiative ensured employees knew about and were ready for the change.

As a trusted partner, TEKsystems Global Services is a crucial part of our services ecosystem. Rather than manage a number of partners who can only deliver in a narrow area, TEKsystems Global Services has the capacity and capabilities across most of our technology platforms. They contribute to an increase in our productivity, speed-to-market for deploying technology projects and overall customer satisfaction. TEKsystems has a passion around their clients’ success, and we value our long-term partnership.

Hans Keller, Chief Information Officer at Erickson Senior Living

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Real-world Results

Real-time analytics, realized. After Erickson Senior Living migrated more than 100 metrics across their 19 managed continuing care retirement communities to AWS, the results were noticeable: resident responsiveness and satisfaction significantly increased, as did employee retention-due to the fact that the Erickson team was focused on delivering services, not entering data into a cumbersome and time consuming platform. Another underrated area of improvement? Compliance with sanitation and safety procedures is higher. In addition, the improved metrics give Erickson Senior Living opportunity to hold meaningful conversations about goal setting, benchmarking, teamwork and departmental impact at the community and enterprise levels. Erickson Senior Living’s approach was not only highly efficient, but incredibly proactive, setting the stage for future transformation opportunities. With real-time data powered by AWS technology, Erickson Senior Living’s employees are empowered to make smart, data-backed decisions in the moment. A seamless solution for employees, while reimagining retirement living and quality resident care.

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