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3 ways data could shut down your facility

3 ways data could shut down your facility

Today, it's less of a matter of whether you'll have a data security breach and more of a matter of when. But if you take steps to mitigate the impact of a breach, then you can recover.

Recognizing senior living tech success

Recognizing senior living tech success

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The hard part was implementing technology to improve care and operations. The easy part is entering the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards to try to get recognized for it. The deadline is this Friday.

The future of senior living activities is virtual reality

The future of senior living activities is virtual reality

Research suggests that virtual reality could help senior living communities improve residents' mental and physical health.

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

Digital memory boxes have Bluetooth functionality

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frame, a company offering cloud-based, customizable digital content management and display systems for senior living communities, has announced an advancement for its digital memory boxes.

CDC: One-fourth of assisted living communities use EHRs; use highest in Midwest

CDC: One-fourth of assisted living communities use EHRs; use highest in Midwest

About one-fourth of assisted living communities use electronic health records, and use is highest among communities located in the Midwest, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

3 ways technology can improve senior living efficiency and quality of life

3 ways technology can improve senior living efficiency and quality of life

With today's broader campuses, more active seniors and specialized levels of care, staff must respond to emergencies and requests wherever the resident may be, while keeping track of individuals in a way that is minimally intrusive.

JEA Senior Living rolls out Eversound system to 50 communities

JEA Senior Living has announced plans to make Eversound's patented wireless headphone system available to residents at all of its 50 senior living communities.

The future of senior living technology: Choice, control and connection

The future of senior living technology: Choice, control and connection

What if you could boost revenue, worry less about occupancy and retain employees for longer periods of time?

Is your senior living organization ready to make some good news?

Is your senior living organization ready to make some good news?

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You are in a position to not only read some good news, but to make some of your own.

McKnight's Tech Awards deadline approaches

McKnight's Tech Awards deadline approaches

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Just a little more than a month remains for senior living and skilled nursing operators to submit entries for the 2018 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards competition.

National HealthCare Corp. selects MatrixCare for enterprise technology solution

National HealthCare Corp. has selected MatrixCare as its enterprise electronic health record platform partner.

Data breach puts personal information of residents, workers at risk, Elmcroft Senior Living says

Data breach puts personal information of residents, workers at risk, Elmcroft Senior Living says

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The personal information of Elmcroft Senior Living residents and their family members, employees and others could have been stolen in a data breach that occurred in mid-May, the Louisville, KY-based company said late Friday.

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

4 disruptors facing senior living operators

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Some senior living operators risk being overwhelmed by the pace of change in the industry, meaning that there is "tremendous potential for disruption," according to the authors of a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen.

Just getting started

Just getting started

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Senior living is a low-tech field no more. From the front door to the front office, technology is making its presence known — and there's a lot more to come.

Virtual assistant, virtual reality get real tests at Civitas Senior Living

Virtual assistant, virtual reality get real tests at Civitas Senior Living

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Fort Worth, TX-based management company Civitas Senior Living is testing Alexa and virtual reality programming in the Lone Star State.

Older adults have mixed views of telehealth for consultations, chronic care, poll finds

Older adults have mixed views of telehealth for consultations, chronic care, poll finds

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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.

The moving parts behind data collection in senior care

The moving parts behind data collection in senior care

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.

Web portal usage still encounters resistance from seniors: poll

Web portal usage still encounters resistance from seniors: poll

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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.

VoiceFriend is now Amazon Alexa-enabled

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.

McKnight's Technology Awards now accepting entries

McKnight's Technology Awards now accepting entries

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.

Exercise may worsen cognitive impairment in those with dementia, study finds

Exercise may worsen cognitive impairment in those with dementia, study finds

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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, HHHunt partnership brings smart tech to two more Spring Arbor communities

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 staff, residents vital to technology development

Senior living staff, residents vital to technology development

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?

SmartLinx rebrands with new logo, redesigned website

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 partners with Attendance on Demand to provide time and labor management solutions

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.

HealthcareSource offers two new technologies to help address HR issues

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 to showcase AI-powered technology platform at Argentum

CarePredict to showcase AI-powered technology platform at Argentum

CarePredict will showcase its artificial intelligence-powered elder care technology platform in booth 203 at the Argentum Senior Living Conference & Expo in San Diego.

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

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.

Older adults scammed out of $342 million on internet in 2017, FBI says

Older adults scammed out of $342 million on internet in 2017, FBI says

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The statistic was part of the "2017 Internet Crime Report" released Monday by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.

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July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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