Senior living disruption means new models that promote inclusion, purpose
Jan 25, 2022
Increasing consumer demand, outside investment, reengineering of traditional models, and financial and staffing pressure on existing senior living operators are changing the industry, according to experts.
Voice-activated technology helps curb loneliness in senior living residents
Jan 24, 2022
Voice-activated technology can reduce loneliness among senior living residents and help with the design of “gerontechnology” aimed at older adults, according to the results of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln…
COVID lit a digital fire under senior living operators. Keep it burning!
Jan 13, 2022
Now is a good time to do a deep dive into your organization and look for the vulnerable areas where technology can help strengthen your infrastructure, empower your salespeople to turn more leads into…
Senior living should focus on its strengths for 2022 — making a difference every day: panelists
Jan 13, 2022
After 24 months into the pandemic, it’s safe to say the senior living industry has come to expect the unexpected.
ADA updates standards of medical care in diabetes for 2022
Jan 11, 2022
The updates include a recommendation to screen for prediabetes and diabetes in all people starting at age 35 years.
Tech, labor, wellness, business concerns factor into senior living industry trends, predictions for 2022
Jan 06, 2022
The pandemic has left its mark on the senior living industry — good and bad. As another new year begins, some industry experts share trends and predictions for what lies ahead.
More news for Wednesday, Jan. 5
Jan 05, 2022
Democrats place Build Back Better bill on back burner … Maine’s long-term care workers to see wage hike following higher reimbursement rates … Mandatory vaccine policies come with workers compensation…
More news for Tuesday, Jan. 4
Jan 04, 2022
Supreme Court to hear OSHA, CMS vaccine mandate arguments Friday … OSHA withdraws part of COVID-19 standard but will ‘vigorously enforce’ other parts … Legislators endorse request to use $6.39…
The gift of senior living
Dec 22, 2021
This holiday season, there are few gifts more loving than the safety and security afforded by senior living.
Companion robot will not go mainstream in 2022
Dec 20, 2021
Although 2021 saw renewed investment and focus on the social robotics market, 2022 will not be the breakout year the industry is hoping for, according to a new report on technology trends.
The long-term care staffing crisis is about more than job vacancies
Dec 16, 2021
The time is now for meaningful reform that improves the daily experiences of workers — and keeps long-term care safe for the seniors of the future.
Majority of adults prefer in-person over telehealth visits
Dec 14, 2021
However, those who prefer video visits are more sensitive to out-of-pocket costs
Video telehealth visits work well for common conditions
Dec 13, 2021
Replacing or augmenting usual care with video visits results in similar outcomes.
Target senior housing communities in broadband access program: LeadingAge
Dec 13, 2021
As the federal government transitions between broadband access programs, one aging services leader is asking that the affordable connectivity program specifically target older adults in subsidized housing.
Social media use tied to self-reported depression symptoms
Dec 07, 2021
An increase in depressive symptoms was reported following the use of Snapchat, Facebook and TikTok among U.S. adults who were free of depression at baseline.
Telemedicine visits do not lead to more follow-up care
Dec 03, 2021
However, telemedicine visits were associated with fewer medication prescriptions and orders for laboratory tests or imaging.
Solutions to support resident safety amid staff shortages
Dec 02, 2021
When making important technology investments, administrators should ensure that they are thinking of their staff members, residents and the overall safety plan.
Out of necessity, many McKnight’s Tech Award winners are born
James M. Berklan
Dec 01, 2021
Not all 2021 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards winners were recognized for programs and applications directly related to COVID-19, but it was hard to escape the impact of the pandemic and the…
Hybrid delivery model debuts in Ohio senior living communities
Dec 01, 2021
Tablets are being distributed to hundreds of residents of senior living communities in a bid to create a hybrid care delivery model for older adults.
Telehealth programs benefit obese adults with knee OA
Nov 30, 2021
An education and exercise program, with and without dietary intervention, was better than education only for knee osteoarthritis.