Technology and senior living are not a contradiction in terms. In fact, current trends show that they are becoming more compatible than ever.
Resident security in senior living today bears no resemblance to what it was just a decade ago. Locks and alarms — the stuff that long have defined resident security — always will be relevant. But thanks to world-class human engineering and the internet of things, resident security is person-centered tech on steroids — giving rise…
When it comes to health-related data breaches, hospitals, doctors’ offices and even senior living organizations are oftentimes the culprits.
Senior living and health organizations are looking to spend more on preventing cyber attacks, a new survey finds. Operators are also increasingly willing to invest in telehealth expansion.
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Minneapolis-based software company MatrixCare will be acquired by San Diego-based ResMed for $750 million, the companies announced Monday.
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.
Dallas-based Pegasus Senior Living has chosen MatrixCare as its enterprise platform partner, including products for operations, electronic health records and analytics.
The complete list of winners in the Senior Living track of the 2018 McKnight’s Technology Awards.
A Montessori dementia care program and the use of technology to communicate with residents and staff are the Gold winners in the Quality and Training categories, respectively, of the Senior Living track of the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Hillcrest Health Services and Mercy Ridge Retirement Community are the winners in these categories.
Communities that use a virtual reality staff training program and a unified nurse call and wander management system are the Gold winners of the Innovator of the Year and Safety categories, respectively, in the Senior Living track of the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Chicago Methodist Senior Services and Bickford Senior Living are the respective winners in these categories.
The use of flash cards that remind people of information vital to their recovery, and the use of an accessible piece of exercise equipment, have led to awards in the Keep It Super Simple and High-Tech / High-Touch categories in the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. The winners in these categories are FutureCare Cherrywood and Christian Village Communities, respectively.
An internally developed app to foster family engagement, and the use of technology designed to improve resident quality of life, were the focus of Gold Award winners in the Marketing and Activities categories, respectively, in the Senior Living track of the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence Technology Awards. Windsor Healthcare and Charlie’s Place Activity and Respite Center are the winners in these categories.
Programs that ease the move-in process for residents and staff and that create “legacy messages” for residents have captured Gold Awards in the Transitions and Dignity categories, respectively, in the Senior Living track of the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Sunrise Senior Living and Spectrum Retirement Communities are the winners in these categories.
Amazon has announced new Echo devices and new Alexa features for new and existing Echo devices, some of which already are being used in senior living communities.
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Fitbit announced the launch of a new platform for employers, health systems and healthcare plans on Wednesday.
Royal Philips has acquired Blue Willow Systems, developer of a cloud-based senior living community resident safety platform, Philips announced Wednesday.
Eldermark has launched a new contact center with inbound and outbound call capabilities. The center also supports live chat that integrates with the company’s sales customer relationship management and marketing automation solutions.
A watch that can detect falls, and a wireless speaker with new features, were two highlights of Apple’s keynote event Wednesday in Cupertino, CA. The Apple Watch Series 4, the first major design overhaul of the device since it debuted more than three years ago, includes a new accelerometer and gyroscope for falls detection and an…