A retirement community resident recently became part of history as one of the first people in the United States to receive a medical prescription by drone under a program approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Consumer use of telehealth remains low, but for those who have used it, satisfaction with the experience ranks among the highest of any consumer category studied by J.D. Power, the insights and data company said Monday in releasing the results of its first-ever U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study.
How communities are balancing residents’ security and privacy needs.
The complete list of winners in the Senior Living track of the 2019 McKnight’s Technology Awards.
Devotion to technological innovation helped The Moments, a 32-suite memory care community care in Lakeville, MN, win the top prize in the category of Innovator of the Year in the Senior Living track of the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.
Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, a state-of-the-art senior community in Reston, VA, elevated its resident safety system to a new level. For this reason, it received the top prize in the Safety category of the Senior Living track in the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.
Caretel Inns seized Gold in the category of High-High, High-Touch in the Senior Living track of the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for creating its own smart nurse call light system.
Replacing paper flyers with digital display screens for staff and resident communications earned Three Pillars Senior Living Communities top honors in the category of Keep It Super Simple in the Senior Living track of the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.
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Brookdale Canyon Lake residents make the news, literally, every week. For this reason, the community won the top prize, Gold, in the Activities category of the Senior Living track of the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.
The Ganzhorn Suites, a highly specialized memory care assisted living community in Powell, OH, aims to set new standards for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Its proprietary real-time locating system, which is designed to promote both safety and independence, has earned the community a Gold award in the Quality category of the Senior Living track of the 2019 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.
Before benefits of telehealth can be realized, potential patients must be convinced of its value. A new national poll suggests that many aged 50 to 80 are not to that point.
September is nationally recognized as Falls Prevention Awareness Month. During this time, a special focus is placed on raising awareness about ways that seniors — and those who care for them — can prevent falls, the most common accident experienced by older adults. But of course the information highlighted during this time is valuable all year.
A ransomware attack at a Wyoming health system that includes a long-term care facility has affected all 1,500 computers, disrupted service provision and forced the use of paper charts instead of electronic health records. And one official says such incidents are increasing across the country.
Just like hotels collect data on their guests to better serve them, it’s time for senior living to use the latest in data-sharing, not only for operational efficiency but also to better serve residents.
Don’t write off members of the Silent Generation when it comes to technology use, suggests recent data from the Pew Research Center.
The senior living industry must focus on innovation and “much-needed change” if it is to attract more residents and cultivate new revenue streams, according to a new issue brief from the American Seniors Housing Association.
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Capital Senior Living has seen a 400% increase in employee use of the telehealth benefit available through the company health plan.
Eleven senior living operators will participate in a pilot project to test a new dementia education initiative by The Green House Project.