More than half of older adults in a recent poll said they would be comfortable using a live video service such as Skype for a medication consultation or for ongoing management of a chronic condition, although they had concerns related to use of the technology.
As both individual seniors and their caregivers look to implement technology solutions that will have a positive daily effect on the aging experience, a couple of key elements of data collection must be addressed.
Half of older adults don't use web portals designed to let them communicate with their healthcare providers, and even those who do use them are not taking advantage of all of the portal's features, according to a new study.
Senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities that use the VoiceFriend automated notification technology now can communicate information and notices to residents, family members and staff via voice-activated Amazon Alexa devices.
This year's competition has been expanded to include two tracks with a combined total of 20 categories. The deadline to enter is July 20.
Moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow and in fact may hasten cognitive decline in older adults who have dementia, according to the results of a study published Wednesday in The BMJ. The findings contradict the results of some earlier studies.
K4Connect has broadened its partnership with HHHunt's senior living division, which owns and manages Spring Arbor assisted living communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic, to bring K4Community to two additional Spring Arbor communities in Maryland.
Senior living community staff members and residents can be crucial to the development and refinement of technology meant to benefit them. Who better to listen to than those who will use something every day?
Edison, NJ-based workforce management technology company SmartLinx recently completed a rebranding project that includes a new logo and the relaunch of its website.
MatrixCare's TimeTracker, a cloud-based solution from Attendance on Demand, is designed to manage labor costs and regulatory requirements for senior living communities and other customers.
Boston-based software provider HealthcareSource recently debuted two new features, built-in SMS text messaging and an automatic OIG check feature, as part of its Senior Living Talent Suite.
CarePredict will showcase its artificial intelligence-powered elder care technology platform in booth 203 at the Argentum Senior Living Conference & Expo in San Diego.
Research shows that social connectedness improves physical health, mental and emotional well-being and even longevity, thereby enabling individuals and communities, including life plan communities, to thrive.
The statistic was part of the "2017 Internet Crime Report" released Monday by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Senior living residents may be deriving a sense of empowerment and community from a source that may surprise you.
Livonia, MI-based Trinity Health announced Wednesday that it is moving to a single, enterprise-wide electronic health record and revenue cycle management system, the Epic platform. The change includes Trinity Health Senior Communities.
A "smart" dresser that has been tested in the lab ultimately could help people with dementia get dressed with automated help and nobody else in the same room.
Eden Prairie, MN-based American Baptist Homes of the Midwest has rolled out proprietary audio technology from Eversound to its seven communities, across six states.
Chronic care management via telehealth and remote monitoring, service coordination in affordable housing, and long-term care financing are some of the new directions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should explore through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, according to feedback from providers and associations.
Yardi Senior CRM has tools designed specifically to enable senior living operators to securely view and edit CRM information via iOS and Android devices.
Stanley Healthcare will offer the Accushield touchscreen visitor sign-in system, designed for senior living communities, as part of its portfolio of solutions, the company announced Tuesday.
Netsmart has introduced a new cloud-based electronic health record platform, called myUnity, that is designed to help integrate senior living communities and at-home care providers into the overall healthcare system to improve health outcomes and increase their value as referral partners.
Pharmacists have three evolving roles as a result of the drive toward value-based care.
Issaquah, WA-based Highgate Senior Living has partnered with Boston-based Eversound to offer the company's audio technology system in its nine independent living, assisted living and memory care communities.
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The most common types of data breaches in nursing and residential care facilities are related to misuse or paper copies of records, according to a new report. The good news is that there are steps the industry can take to lessen the chances of a breach occurring, a cyber security expert tells McKnight's Senior Living.
Good data-capture and analysis add up to better outcomes.
Mobile technology and social media mistakes.
Belgium-based start-up Cubigo formally has expanded into the United States, bringing its cloud-based platform to the U.S. senior living industry, becoming a new Apple mobility partner and forming a partnership with Lyft, Cubigo announced Thursday.
Virtual reality may hold the promise of delivering therapeutic benefits that possibly could reduce symptoms of diseases experienced by older adults, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and macular degeneration, as well as increase residents' sense of well-being and happiness.
Global managed services provider and senior care technology company CareWorx has closed a $17 million round of funding from California-based Kayne Partners.
Fears of loneliness and isolation may be preventing some older adults from using online technology, according to newly published research in the journal Communications of the ACM.
The United States needs a new paradigm for caring for older generations, including a new approach to senior living.
Benchmark Senior Living will harness data, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in an effort to tackle the senior living industry's biggest challenge, worker recruiting and retention, the company announced Thursday.
Tech tools increasingly are becoming visible in the senior living space — yet in many ways, the field finds itself playing catch up.
Perhaps not surprisingly, adults aged 70 or more years are more likely to have older technology, such as desktop computers and regular phones, than those aged 50 to 69, according to a survey recently conducted by the AARP. The results contain a few surprises, however.
Social isolation has been shown to increase the risk for a variety of poor health outcomes in people of all ages. The good news is that tech can help. Here are best practices gleaned from senior living operators.
A proactive, always-evolving sales enablement process will go a long way in differentiating your community and services while helping you achieve your core business and care goals.
When it comes to senior living, technology arguably is the most disruptive force in play. And within the technology sphere, no tool is making a bigger impact than analytics.
Gadgets that help prevent injuries were more prevalent than ever at CES 2018.
Document storage systems are becoming imperative in senior care, particularly as the industry changes in terms of legislation, privatization and direct care measures.
Bloomington, MN-based MatrixCare has ranked highest on the Best in KLAS list of long-term care software companies for the second consecutive year.
Silicon Valley start-up company Voyage announced Wednesday that it has launched the second test of its self-driving taxi service at a 55+ retirement community.
As senior health tech adapts to increase direct benefits to older adults, caregivers can jumpstart the process in three ways.
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Episcopal Senior Communities has chosen to use the Vocera Communications System its six continuing care retirement communities, which are located in the San Francisco area, the technology company announced Monday.
A new partnership between K4Connect and TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions aims to help senior living communities streamline the management of resident maintenance requests to improve operational efficiencies and resident satisfaction, K4Connect said Thursday.
Here are eight top tech trends for senior living operators to be on the lookout for in 2018.
Settlements with Life Care Centers of America and eClinicalWorks marked two of the largest healthcare fraud-related recoveries by the federal government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the Justice Department recently announced.
An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight's Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017. Here's a chance to revisit our most popular columns of the year or to read them for the first time.
Many senior living organizations are in the midst of making unprecedented investments in information technology. Many of the improvements would replace paper records and improve billings in an effort to boost the bottom line.
Smart practices and high-tech solutions help minimize the risks.
Virtually every aspect of senior living is now being affected by tech innovation — and it appears things are just getting started.
Several years ago, Samaritan Village began evaluating new technology to further improve its care for residents while providing additional peace of mind.
Kisco Senior Living will deploy K4Connect's flagship product, K4Community, in 16 of its communities across 13 cities in California, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, the company announced Monday.
A personal experience with a relative with dementia inspired high school student Logan Wells and his family to develop an app to help improve communication and the coordination of care among professional and family caregivers.
For the millions of older adults in our country, it's an exciting time to embrace the tech solutions that are creating affordable and necessary resources that haven't been previously available.
Chattanooga, TN-based Vikus Corp. has been acquired by HealthcareSource, a Woburn, MA-based provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, the companies announced Tuesday.
Independent living and assisted living communities are serving as testing grounds as researchers try to develop robots that humans can trust and respond to as companions and caregivers. Researchers hope the efforts meet resident needs and help operators address labor challenges.
Cameras are one way to keep residents, patients and staff safe from theft, violence or, in the case of memory care units, the dangerous wandering of residents off facility grounds. Here are a few features you'll want to know about.
Although companies seemingly introduce new tools and technology every day, some of the most promising ideas are springing from the minds of enterprising young college students. Our residents recently discovered this firsthand.
It's Never 2 Late will be exhibiting its new Focus tablet during the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo.
Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.
The Foresite Eldercare predictive fall safety and health monitoring solution has become a Stanley Healthcare portfolio solution. Also, Stanley's Arial Wireless Emergency Call solution has received certification to the UL 1069 standard.
The scope for the use of "smart home" technologies in independent and assisted living communities is a real game-changer.
A new center in Louisville, KY, aims to foster innovation and healthful aging, and a new council there has the goal of promoting the city as a hub of activity related to optimal aging.
Senior living communities can play a big role in helping manage their residents' medication adherence and avoid the costly consequences of nonadherence — from both health and financial perspectives — for themselves and residents.
Las Vegas — With research showing that prospective senior living residents or their families already may have completed 60% of the decision-making process involved in a potential move before even contacting a community, website and social media efforts are crucial to operators' success, Nicole Wagner, internet marketing director at Stevens & Tate Marketing, said Tuesday in an educational session at the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living's 68th Annual Convention & Expo.
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A Silicon Valley start-up company launched its first self-driving taxi service on Wednesday at a 55+ retirement community in San Jose, CA.
Business intelligence and information technology are making health screenings more convenient for older adults, enabling them as well as their care providers to benefit.
Sensors can help assisted living community staff members address illness and slow functional decline in residents by enabling the early detection of issues, according to the results of a newly published study.
Bold yet unobtrusive resident security solutions go the distance.
IBM and the University of California San Diego on Thursday announced a $16 million, five-year collaboration that will test how artificial intelligence, or AI, can be used to help detect mild cognitive impairment earlier in retirement community residents and other older adults.
By investing in dining management and food service automation technology, senior living communities easily can transition to and manage a personalized dining experience for their residents.
An app that was under development when we first told you about it in June is now available to help make living environments more friendly for those with dementia.
A new national database launching in October has the goal of making it easier for assisted living operators and capital providers to search for and compare communities from across the country.
Many people already are familiar with fitness wearables. Another technology senior living facilities could consider for residents is mPERS, or mobile personal emergency response system.
Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities will use HeartLegacy's technology to connect residents with their family members through video and will capture residents' life story videos through Daphne, AL-based HeartLegacy's Life Story Program, the companies announced Monday.
Briggs Healthcare has formed a strategic partnership with PointClickCare to offer assisted living providers with required, state-specific documentation content.
A new $1.77 million study of "smart" technology has the potential to improve retirement community residents' quality of life by extending their ability to remain independent and age in place, according to researchers. Caregiver burden could be lessened, too.
A new collaboration between TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions and Caremerge will enable The WorxHub users to submit and review maintenance requests via Caremerge's Community Engagement platform.
More than three-fourths of assisted living communities and similar residential settings for older adults do not use electronic health records, according to newly analyzed data collected as part of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. Electronic health information exchange capability is missing in many such communities, too, according to the data.
Maplewood Senior Living has launched a new center with the goals of increasing resident independence, better managing health and wellness, broadening social connectedness and improving safety and quality of life through innovation.
Scientists are asking the players of virtual reality games to play a free game to help them better understand dementia, with the goal of developing a diagnostic test. A mobile version is available, too.
A new mobile app that gives senior housing and care employees early access to their earned pay could lead to less stressed workers and improved recruiting and retention for operators, cloud-based human capital management software company OnShift says.
Not to sound like an alarmist, but the chances of a cyberattack have never been greater.
An Ohio senior living community is finding that fidget spinners and cubes seem to produce a calming effect in those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
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Briggs Healthcare now will offer eBriggs digital forms for assisted living software systems.
Technology is changing many aspects of senior living security. New products and services are making it easier than ever to keep residents safe.
Brand Integrity has launched a new mobile app that will supplement its current platform, which is meant to help companies with tasks related to reducing turnover and improving bottom-line costs.
Medication Management Partners will integrate its assisted living pharmacy with PointClickCare's senior care software platform through a new partnership.
Leaders at a New York retirement community say their new smartphone app is bringing convenience to residents and enabling staff members to spend more time with them.
Elmcroft Senior Living has introduced a proprietary medication management system into more than half of its senior living communities, with plans to use it in all of its communities in the future. Belmont Village Senior Living uses the same system.
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Brookdale Senior Living hopes to reduce hospital readmissions by offering Iris Plans' advance care planning telehealth services to its residents through a new partnership announced by the companies.
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Gathering and using data is becoming a crucial process to predict future needs in a multitude of industries. One of these industries is senior living.
Technology company K4 Connect and Garmin International have partnered to encourage activity among senior living residents.