Technology

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.

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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.

Justice Department healthcare fraud recoveries top $2.4 billion in FY 2017

Justice Department healthcare fraud recoveries top $2.4 billion in FY 2017

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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.

Your favorite columns of 2017

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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.

Looking for IT in all the wrong places?

Looking for IT in all the wrong places?

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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.

Before the fall

Before the fall

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Smart practices and high-tech solutions help minimize the risks.

Tech: Only just begun

Tech: Only just begun

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Virtually every aspect of senior living is now being affected by tech innovation — and it appears things are just getting started.

Location technology: Helping a senior living community improve resident care and staff efficiency

Location technology: Helping a senior living community improve resident care and staff efficiency

Several years ago, Samaritan Village began evaluating new technology to further improve its care for residents while providing additional peace of mind.

Kisco expands use of K4Connect technology platform to 16 communities

Kisco expands use of K4Connect technology platform to 16 communities

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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.

App aims to improve communication, care coordination

App aims to improve communication, care coordination

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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.

Leveraging advances in tech is key to enhancing senior living

Leveraging advances in tech is key to enhancing senior living

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.

Vikus acquired by HealthcareSource

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.

Universities study robots to help senior living residents

Universities study robots to help senior living residents

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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.

IP video cameras in assisted living communities

IP video cameras in assisted living communities

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.

Residents serve as ultimate focus group for next-generation technology

Residents serve as ultimate focus group for next-generation technology

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 launches personal engagement tablet

It's Never 2 Late will be exhibiting its new Focus tablet during the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo.

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

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Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.

How smart home technologies can help with senior living

How smart home technologies can help with senior living

The scope for the use of "smart home" technologies in independent and assisted living communities is a real game-changer.

Stanley Healthcare portfolio now includes Foresite Eldercare

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.

New center, council support innovation and healthful aging

New center, council support innovation and healthful aging

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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.

Connected technologies can improve medication adherence, manage risk

Connected technologies can improve medication adherence, manage risk

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.

How to increase move-ins via your website and social media

How to increase move-ins via your website and social media

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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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Helping residents, facilities reap benefits of cost-effective health screenings

Helping residents, facilities reap benefits of cost-effective health screenings

Business intelligence and information technology are making health screenings more convenient for older adults, enabling them as well as their care providers to benefit.

Self-driving taxi service launches at retirement community

Self-driving taxi service launches at retirement community

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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.

Sensors help slow functional decline in assisted living residents: study

Sensors help slow functional decline in assisted living residents: study

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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.

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Jan. 17

Party in the sky

Rancho Bernardo, CA

Remington Club resident Joel Halpern recently celebrated his 95th birthday by skydiving.