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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.
Bathing can be a pleasing, even therapeutic activity for senior living residents. Private baths have become more prevalent, yet the centralized bathing area continues to serve an essential purpose.
Prospective residents will turn to the competition if a community looks and feels dated, disjointed or otherwise uninviting. But operators need furniture that can withstand heavy use. Is it an impossible combination? Not any more.
Medication services and delivery are evolving in the blink of an eye.
Good data-capture and analysis add up to better outcomes.
Food service in senior living has progressed well beyond cafeteria lines with lukewarm dishes sitting under heat lamps. Fine dining has become a trend.
Tech tools increasingly are becoming visible in the senior living space — yet in many ways, the field finds itself playing catch up.
Residents with cognitive impairment present unique challenges and opportunities for the senior living field.
There's little doubting that senior living now faces a severe worker shortage, but new tools also are emerging.
Smart practices and high-tech solutions help minimize the risks.
Virtually every aspect of senior living is now being affected by tech innovation — and it appears things are just getting started.
Despite growing concerns about excess supply and changing industry dynamics, capital remains available in the senior living sector. Well-run operations have the best options.
Residents and their family members are becoming increasingly picky when it comes to laundry service expectations — and that trend will only continue.
Once primarily a skilled-care service, rehab is increasingly entering the senior living domain as communities tout their therapeutic excellence as a marketing and admissions differentiator.
Bold yet unobtrusive resident security solutions go the distance.
The right furniture is essential to create a welcoming environment that residents will find attractive, comfortable and therapeutic
Caregiver vigilance and improved products can work together to help prevent and treat wounds in the senior living setting.
Technology is changing many aspects of senior living security. New products and services are making it easier than ever to keep residents safe.
For many residents, the thought of bath time is cause for panic or alarm. But bathing doesn't have to be that way if providers supply the right approach, environment and products.
Operators are adopting innovative, unobtrusive and increasingly silent security solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of each resident in your community.
When it comes to furniture, style and durability are proving to be an unbeatable combination for the senior living sector.
Curbing incontinence requires more than theories or formulas; providers find answers to some of their toughest problems by using both head and heart.
Lenders are concerned about the evolving financial landscape in the sector, but the overall outlook continues to remain positive.
Transformative technology is changing the look and feel of senior living in the United States. The real beneficiaries are residents.
Skilled care providers learned some painful lessons about medication management in recent decades. Will senior living operators repeat many of the same mistakes or learn from them?
Conventional wisdom holds that tech innovations are slow to take hold in senior living. Conventional wisdom is wrong.
As demand escalates for memory support services in the senior living sector, operators are finding that effective engagement combines high touch and high tech.
For many residents, getting into and out of bathtubs can be fraught with danger. Fortunately, advancements in product design and workplace solutions make the transition less problematic.
Operators are investing capital to improve living environments for residents.
What's changing every facet of senior living? In a word: data.
Wander management solutions let residents roam without the risk.
Rehab care is becoming increasingly prevalent in senior living settings.
Laundry, housekeeping keys to happy, healthy surroundings.
One elopement is one too many for busy tech innovators.
New breakthroughs could make elopement risk a thing of the past.
Eye-grabbing furnishings can make an initial positive impression on prospective residents and their families. But vendors remind us that looks are only part of the equation.
Operators continue to battle a condition that has been remarkably resistant
Bathing can present unique challenges in the senior living setting. But a new generation of bathing options is helping to take the anxiety out of taking a bath.
Furniture and furnishings in the senior living setting cannot simply look good. They must also be capable of taking a beating. New innovations are blending comfort and durability.
As more senior living organizations offer memory care services, a new challenge has arisen: how best to preserve independence without sacrificing choice and autonomy.