A clinical search tool for electronic health records being piloted by about 250 clinicians eventually will be rolled out to Ascension Living’s senior living and care communities to improve resident, patient and caregiver experiences, according to the parent company.
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.
Nominations now are open for the 2021 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. This year, the awards program will be part of the new McKnight’s Tech Awards + Summit on Aug. 25 and 26.
As the home becomes a healthcare hub in this new decade, post-acute care (PAC) providers need to up their ability to send and accept data electronically to provide better care for their patients and foster long-lasting referral relationships critical to doing business.
The United States is well-equipped to provide more home- and community-based care (HCBS), a public policy expert recently told an audience of long-term care providers, including those in home care.
By improving access to quality care and the efficiency with which that care is delivered, telehealth has the potential to positively affect quality of life — and could serve as a catalyst that drives more mental healthcare for the country’s older adults.
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.
Virtual care technologies are helping home health agencies save money by not requiring an upfront investment in new equipment that can become quickly outdated.
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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A mobile app designed to communicate activities and dinner menus has turned into a roadmap to guide the retooling of a senior living operator’s care program for post-pandemic life.
A Virginia senior living provider now is accepting Bitcoin as payment for services in response to a request from its families for the option.
Some types of tech use by older adults, brought on by the pandemic, may surprise you.
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.
A growing number of software solutions are built specifically for long-term care and can help communities in a few different ways, all of which can positively affect census rates.
A potential class action suit filed against Capital Senior Living accuses the Dallas-based operator of violating the same state biometric privacy law that other operators have been accused of violating.
The impending intersection of a growing older adult population and the ongoing inadequate number of caregivers employed to assist them makes it imperative that senior living and care operators continue to invest in technology over the coming years, according to a recent report.
As I became increasingly concerned about the health of my mother and aunt, I searched for an effective way to monitor them in a reliable, unobtrusive way.
A “McKnight’s” webinar on March 4 at 1 p.m. ET will be geared to home care providers and focus on how to engage seniors through technology.
Tucson, AZ-based Watermark Retirement Communities is the latest victim of a data security breach, in this case one that may have compromised the personal information of 208 residents and others.