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Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a temporary hold on tours and visits in many areas, tech solutions can give prospective residents a real feel for a community even when they aren’t able to see it in person.
A nursing supervisor at an assisted living and memory care community has been cleared of any wrongdoing after accusations that she sent racist messages to another woman. But she and her employer have paid a hefty price for the claim — monetarily and otherwise — with members of the public jumping to conclusions, threatening the supervisor’s personal safety and professional license, and attacking the reputation of the senior living community where she worked.
Choice Health Management Services has announced an email data breach that could affect an undisclosed number of residents at some of its 18 independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities, as well as employees and third parties associated with those facilities.
Employers are likely to face an increase in medical costs of between 4% and 10% for their employees in 2021, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Someday, when we look back on 2020, we might well say it was the year of technology in senior living.
Dina Capek, health services director at Royal Oaks, a Sun City, AZ, retirement community with independent living, assisted living and memory care, recently spoke with McKnight’s Senior Living about how COVID-19 has resulted in changes in the use of technology in senior living.
As the nation moves through the initial phase of COVID-19 and on to future planning, skilled nursing facilities must make efforts to hire more workers — particularly registered nurses and perhaps even an infection preventionist, says Derek Pierce, managing director at Healthcare Management Partners.
The 2020 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards program is accepting entries for six more weeks, through July 24.The competition features two tracks — one for senior living, and one for skilled nursing — with six categories each.
Attendees will have the chance to earn up to three continuing education credits at the 4th annual McKnight’s Senior Living Online Expo on June 18. Technology, quality and staffing, all as they relate to COVID-19, will be the featured topics.
Technology, quality and staffing will be highlighted at the 4th annual McKnight’s Senior Living Online Expo June 18. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to three continuing education credits.
When Paradise Valley Estates became a deployment site for a self-driving vehicle in 2019, the plan was to allow residents of the Fairfield, CA, continuing care retirement community to reserve or schedule rides to on-campus locations.
K4Connect, a Raleigh, NC-based technology company, and Amazon are partnering to distribute more than 8,000 Echo Dots to more than 40 West Coast independent and assisted living communities affected by COVID-19.
Data are the universal currency that pays for the lion’s share of IT hardware and software development. The “things” that produce it are merely conduits.
The latest ‘furniture’ additions: robots, drones and tech toys.
Concerns are growing about resident loneliness and other coronavirus challenges, but infection risks still loom large.
The 2020 Technology Supplement
CVS Pharmacy is partnering with Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to test prescription delivery via self-driving vehicles in the Houston area in June.
New technology is breaking up the monotony of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing entertainment and improving quality of life in the process.
As social isolation measures have been implemented in response to COVID-19, technology has been touted as a way of keeping older adults connected. But new research has found that older adults who go online every day are more likely to feel socially isolated than their counterparts who use the internet less often.