A robotic pet can be effective in decreasing wandering and anxiety-related behaviors in memory care residents, according to the results of a six-month study in seven Front Porch retirement communities in California.
Ten startup health tech companies have been selected to pitch their businesses at the AAPR's fifth Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event April 27 in Sunnyvale, CA.
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies has updated its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring toolkit adding six new products to the online selection tool and product matrix, a new case study and a new interactive guide to help providers understand, plan for and select such technologies.
Brookdale's Rewiring Aging initiative and a pilot program with tech support company Geekatootry are designed to enrich seniors' lives through technology.
The use of "high-intensity" telemedicine at senior living communities significantly reduces visits to emergency departments, according to recently published research.
Researchers have discovered how speech impairments can help diagnose Alzheimer's disease with more than 82% accuracy and have developed automated technology to detect the impairments.
Only 18% of older adults are comfortable learning to use their cell phones, according to research, but one program is aiming to change that.
Two studies of an app are showing promise for enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of older adults residing in independent living communities.
Older adults with type 2 diabetes who play fitness games on a video game console can increase their cardiorespiratory fitness, thereby lowering their risk of related heart disease, according to new research.
Residents of one senior living community are using computers, smartphones and related technology to keep in touch with loved ones, keep up to date with what's happening elsewhere in the world and enhance their daily lives.
Atlantic Shores Retirement Community has begun the first phase of a technology initiative that will enable residents to connect with each other and the world using wireless Internet, indoors and outdoors, anywhere within the 100-acre community.
The University of Texas at Austin is using a five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to study how social interactions improve the health of older adults. Participants will monitor their physical activity and social interactions in real time for several days.
Seven start-up companies will pitch their ideas for products and services for older adults to experts during a "Dolphin Tank" session of the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting.
Active senior travelers can be divided into three groups based on how they use tourism-related information and communication technology, according to new research.
IQ Sensor Solutions was the overall winner of the inaugural Cleveland Medical Hackathon, which ended Sept. 27.
Chances are, your residents prefer to obtain some postoperative care from the comfort of their own living space rather than travel to a doctor's office, according to the results of a new study.
Semi-personalized text messages helped improve low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body mass index and smoking status in people with coronary heart disease, according to a new study.
Older adults with age-related macular degeneration have no problem with accuracy in performing touch screen tasks, but their performance is slower, according to a new study.
A new survey shows that the use of social technology is linked to better well-being for adults aged 80 or more years, and it demonstrates social technology's potential for combating isolation. The research also reveals older adults' frustration and need for assistance in becoming part of the digital world, however.
The InTouch at Home provides senior living residents with onsite access to board-certified or board-eligible physicians.
Caremerge is partnering with ProviNET Solutions to expand care coordination solutions in the senior living space throughout the United States.
Drug maker Sanofi, Google's life sciences team and the Joslin Diabetes Center will collaborate in an effort to improve care and outcomes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to help researchers develop robots that can assist older adults with activities of daily living and other chores.
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies has three new business associates.
A new, free, online classroom is designed to help Americans aged 50 or more years get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more.
Real estate brokerage Redfin has released a list of the top 10 best cities where technology aids seniors, but leaders at assisted living communities may not like what they read.
Telemedicine can help senior living community residents visit the hospital emergency department less, according to recently published research.
Even when you do everything right, setbacks still regularly occur. One of the most prevalent and needless obstacles is failing to protect residents from healthcare-associated illnesses.
Current modes of long-term care service delivery, such as assisted living, nursing home and private duty home care providers, will lose unless they begin to innovate a patient-centered, setting-agnostic platform that meets a much broader array of family needs.