Technology

Yardi introduces mobile app for senior living customer relationship management

Yardi Senior CRM has tools designed specifically to enable senior living operators to securely view and edit CRM information via iOS and Android devices.

Providers tell CMS to explore telehealth, care coordination, long-term care financing

Providers tell CMS to explore telehealth, care coordination, long-term care financing

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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.

Stanley now offers Accushield sign-in system through portfolio

Stanley now offers Accushield sign-in system through portfolio

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 introduces EHR platform for senior living

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 can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists have three evolving roles as a result of the drive toward value-based care.

Eversound expands into all Highgate Senior Living communities

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.

More news for Wednesday, April 4

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'Misuse' and 'physical' data breaches are most common in senior living, report says

'Misuse' and 'physical' data breaches are most common in senior living, report says

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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.

By the numbers

By the numbers

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Good data-capture and analysis add up to better outcomes.

Tech briefs

Mobile technology and social media mistakes.

Tech company announces 5-state rollout, Apple tie-in, Lyft partnership

Tech company announces 5-state rollout, Apple tie-in, Lyft partnership

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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 is more than entertainment for senior living residents

Virtual reality is more than entertainment for senior living residents

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.

CareWorx raises $17 million in private equity funding

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, isolation affect tech use among older adults

Fears of loneliness, isolation affect tech use among older adults

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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 real crisis in senior housing

The real crisis in senior housing

The United States needs a new paradigm for caring for older generations, including a new approach to senior living.

Benchmark turns to artificial intelligence to attract, keep real workers

Benchmark turns to artificial intelligence to attract, keep real workers

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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.

Gaining or slipping?

Gaining or slipping?

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Tech tools increasingly are becoming visible in the senior living space — yet in many ways, the field finds itself playing catch up.

Older adults cling to older technology, survey finds

Older adults cling to older technology, survey finds

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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 engagement technologies: Providers' best practices

Social engagement technologies: Providers' best practices

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.

How sales enablement can speed up move-ins

How sales enablement can speed up move-ins

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.

Attention senior living operators: Analytics will not solve all your problems

Attention senior living operators: Analytics will not solve all your problems

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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.

Bits and Bytes, February 2018

Gadgets that help prevent injuries were more prevalent than ever at CES 2018.

Document storage systems have a role in senior healthcare

Document storage systems have a role in senior healthcare

Document storage systems are becoming imperative in senior care, particularly as the industry changes in terms of legislation, privatization and direct care measures.

MatrixCare tops 2018 Best in KLAS rankings for long-term care software

Bloomington, MN-based MatrixCare has ranked highest on the Best in KLAS list of long-term care software companies for the second consecutive year.

Self-driving taxis come to The Villages in Florida

Self-driving taxis come to The Villages in Florida

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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.

3 ways to streamline senior health tech adoption

3 ways to streamline senior health tech adoption

As senior health tech adapts to increase direct benefits to older adults, caregivers can jumpstart the process in three ways.

More news for Wednesday, Jan. 10

Senior living and other employers brace for loss of immigrant workforce ... Why Louisville is becoming America's aging capital ... Bill to support family caregivers heads to president's desk ... 2018's hottest tech trend might be gadgets for old people ... Axovant no longer will develop lead dementia drug

Episcopal Senior Communities chooses Vocera Communications System

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.

K4Connect to integrate Dude Solutions work order technology into flagship product

K4Connect to integrate Dude Solutions work order technology into flagship product

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.

What's coming in senior living technology in 2018

What's coming in senior living technology in 2018

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Here are eight top tech trends for senior living operators to be on the lookout for in 2018.

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