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Parkinson on pandemic: IT investment key

COVID-19 is the biggest crisis to hit the long-term care industry in its history, but the question now is how to ensure that providers are prepared should something like it happen again, Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living said while opening LeadingAge’s 15th Annual Collaborative Care HIT Summit. The meeting went virtual this year due to the pandemic.
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Tech tools earning their keep during the pandemic: survey

Amid community lockdowns for COVID-19, more senior living leaders began to understand the importance of engagement technology more than ever. In fact, the number of leaders who view the technology as having a clear return on investment for their communities has more than doubled since the pandemic began, jumping from 24% to 48%, according to a report released Thursday by senior living technology firm iN2L.
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COVID-19 may force positive changes, improved outcomes in senior living

Over the past decade, design trends have been pushing a more progressive, upbeat vision of senior living, one that encourages more independence and social connectivity. Yet the deadly impact of the coronavirus may be forcefully pushing the sector’s design back in the opposite direction, reports an article in Bloomberg Thursday.
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Also in the news for Wednesday, Aug. 19

Texas publishes Phase 1 COVID-19 visitation requirements for assisted living communities … U.S. judge blocks Trump administration rule that would strip protections for LGBT individuals facing healthcare discrimination … Telehealth visits skyrocket for older adults during pandemic, but concerns and barriers remain: survey … Documentary, “Some Kind of Heaven,” will profile The Villages retirement community

Final Tech Awards entry deadline is today

The annual contest, a joint program of McKnight’s Senior Living and sister McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, recognizes providers that convey how technology — simple or advanced — has improved care and operations in their organizations. There is no cost to enter.

McKnight’s Tech Awards entry deadline is one week away

July 24 is the submission deadline for the 2020 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards, a joint program of McKnight’s Senior Living and sister McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. There is no cost to enter.
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