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The truth about enterprise WiFi in senior care

The truth about enterprise WiFi in senior care

WiFi is a hot topic in senior living and long-term care these days, often because it's a major source of frustration. But it doesn't have to be.

GreatCall to be acquired by Best Buy for $800 million

GreatCall to be acquired by Best Buy for $800 million

GreatCall is being acquired by Best Buy Co. Inc. for $800 million in cash, the latter company announced Wednesday. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Best Buy's fiscal 2019 third quarter.

Reframing the role of virtual care in senior living

Reframing the role of virtual care in senior living

Virtual care technologies can help you address staffing shortages, pressures to enhance outcomes and a desire to reach older adults in their houses.

Technology company unveils monitoring device

JNL Technologies has announced the launch of a wearable Wander Monitoring Transmitter meant to provide discreet protection for residents who need it.

Virtual reality holds benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality holds benefits for senior living residents

Staff and residents at an independent and assisted living community in Michigan are experiencing the benefits of bringing virtual reality to residents.

RCare announces Alexa integration

RCare, maker of wireless nurse call systems, has announced their integration with Amazon Alexa "smart home" speakers for senior housing clients.

Senior Star installs technology to benefit residents with dementia

Senior Star installs technology to benefit residents with dementia

Senior Star has become the first senior living community in the country to purchase and install BikeAround, a stationary, individually adjustable assistive bike that is paired with Google Street View to provide cognitive and physical benefits to residents.

CarePredict announces agreement with Tradition Senior Living

CarePredict, an artificial intelligence-driven platform for elder care, has signed a multi-year agreement with Tradition Senior Living.

Mediware Information Systems acquires BlueStrata EHR

Mediware Information Systems has acquired BlueStrata EHR, the companies announced Wednesday.

Yardi's RENTCafé Reach now available for senior living

The set of marketing services is designed to attract prospects and convert leads through search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising and enhanced online property listings.

Technology Developments

Kisco expands use of K4Connect technology platform to 16 communities

Kisco expands use of K4Connect technology platform to 16 communities

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.

Agreement puts tablet devices into hands of home care clients in assisted living, elsewhere

Assisted living residents and individuals living in their homes who are clients of a New York home healthcare agency will be receiving Bluetooth-enabled tablet devices that can transmit their vital signs to their clinicians and also enable videoconferencing.

Improving quality of life is goal of senior living tech initiative

Improving quality of life is goal of senior living tech initiative

At a Minnesota senior living community, smartwatches and other communication tools will provide caregivers, residents and their family members with real-time health and wellness information while simultaneously enabling the remote tracking of biometric and behavioral data.

CCRC launches interactive map, virtual tour

CCRC launches interactive map, virtual tour

In an effort to provide convenience and respond to the increasing technologic capabilities of residents, prospective residents and their families, a Florida continuing care retirement / life plan community has launched a new interactive map and virtual tours on its website.

Info Technology

LeadingAge CAST updates telehealth selection tool

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies has updated its telehealth and remote patient monitoring selection tool with five new telehealth products/vendors and two new case studies.

You've Got Leads, ALIS by Medtelligent announce platform integration

You've Got Leads and ALIS by Medtelligent announced a strategic integration between their senior living platforms on Tuesday.

It's all about the data

It's all about the data

What's changing every facet of senior living? In a word: data.

PointClickCare named Best in KLAS

Cloud-based software platform PointClickCare has been named the Best in KLAS winner for long-term care for 2015/2016 by KLAS Research.

In Focus

Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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