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Overcoming cellular reception problems in senior living communities

If you are experiencing dropped calls on your cellphone or can’t get a cell signal inside certain areas of your senior living community, it probably is not your cellular service provider’s fault. Other factors typically cause indoor cellular coverage issues. But the good news is that these challenges can be easily and cost-effectively overcome with the right technology solution.
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Drones could offer another alternative to telehealth

Drones could soon make house calls, dropping off Medical supplies, prescriptions and even self-administered lab tests. A team of inventors at the University of Cincinnati is developing the technology that combines artificial intelligence with sensors that allow the drones to navigate inside through doorways and into homes.

Senior living sees success using virtual reality to combat loneliness during pandemic

Virtual reality use within senior living has gotten a big boost amid the pandemic, as operators shifted strategies to keep residents engaged amid restrictions on visitors and in-person activities. It’s a trend that’s likely to stick around even as restrictions begin to lift, as an increasing number of long-term-care communities turn to these devices to improve wellness and quality of life for this growing population, according to an analysis Monday in the Wall Street Journal.

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NIC acquires VisionLTC to form new data analytics company

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care has acquired senior living industry market analytics platform VisionLTC, and together they have formed a new company called NIC MAP Vision that will include NIC’s NIC MAP Data Service, NIC announced this morning.
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