Finalists for the 2021 McKnight’s Tech Awards have been chosen by a panel of expert judges. The list below represents the best in each of four categories in the Senior Living track.

The group of 35 long-term care stakeholders judged hundreds of nominations, assessing the programs for their overall value in improving resident and care and services, impact, relevance, execution and creativity.

“Using technology to increase effectiveness and efficiency will be the way forward for long-term care providers. Stakeholders should be reassured that there are many great ideas and programs being put into action,” McKnight’s Editorial Director John O’Connor said. “This year’s pool of entries just blew us away, and it was really gratifying to see the quality and breadth of the submissions. We wish we could honor them all with Gold medals, and we’re excited to celebrate all entrants.”

Award winners will be announced and celebrated Oct. 20 at the first McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit. More details will be announced soon. The awards ceremony and accompanying educational sessions are free and open to everyone, but registration is required here.

For more information about the McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit or for answers to any other questions, contact [email protected]

The complete list of Senior Living track finalists, in alphabetical order by category:

Building Bridges category

Technology use that improved connections between staff members and residents and/or their families.

  • Aegis Living, Bellevue, WA
  • Atria Senior Living, Louisville, KY
  • Legacy Healthcare, Raleigh, NC
  • Merrill Gardens, Seattle
  • Vi Senior Living, San Diego
  • WesleyLife, Johnston, IA
  • Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA

Innovator of the Year category

Technological innovation that made a difference in the provision of care or services or the bottom line.

  • Atria Senior Living, Louisville, KY
  • Covia, San Francisco
  • Erickson Senior Living, Catonsville, MD
  • Fellowship Village, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Mom and Dad’s House, Long Beach, CA
  • Oakmont of East Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Keep It Super Simple category

Simple but effective applications of technology that improved the provision of care, services or operations.

  • The Carrington at Lincolnwood, Lincolnwood, IL
  • The Delaney at South Shore – an LCS Community, League City, TX
  • One Kalakaua Senior Living, Honolulu
  • Pillar Properties, Seattle
  • Senior Living Residences, Braintree, MA
  • Validus Senior Living, Tampa, FL

Quality category

Technology use that improved the quality of care or services.

  • Arrow Senior Living Management, St. Charles, MO
  • Bayshire Communities, Escondido, CA
  • Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, Brush, CO
  • Maple Knoll Communities, Cincinnati
  • Mount Prospect Senior Living (managed by ISL), Mount Prospect, IL
  • Solterra Senior Living, Scottsdale, AZ

To learn about the finalists in the other McKnight’s Tech Awards tracks, Skilled Nursing and Home Care, visit and