Investments in technology and technology-enabled care are fueling innovation in the senior living and care industry, although more investment is needed, according to industry experts.
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.
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.
Once freed from the processes of collecting, organizing and deciphering data, operators can focus on what they do best: providing the best possible care and services for residents.
A Washington, D.C.-based accelerator program to help startup technology companies focused on caregiving solutions for older adults has announced its inaugural class of startups.
The effects of pandemic telehealth and pest control in senior living and skilled nursing will be the focus of the McKnight’s Online Forum, COVID-19 Update VII, on Thursday, Sept. 10. Attendees can receive a continuing education credit by listening to each webinar.
As the use of social/personal robots increases in senior living communities, a new study has uncovered a surprising group of nonfans – grandchildren — and suggests ways to win them over.
In a new survey on perceptions of virtual doctor appointments, older adults were least likely to cancel doctor appointments and were more satisfied with the experience of virtual visits as compared with other age groups, but they were more likely not to trust the physician or care from a virtual visit.
A public-private initiative is testing a project to bring technology-enabled health and well-being to low-income older adults in California during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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The discovery that some robot “friends” increasingly used in senior living communities can be vulnerable to cyberattacks is “a reminder of how important vulnerability assessment programs are for all technology companies,” according to Brian McWade, chief technology officer for Connected Living.
The connected community entails much, much more, but digital communication channels and connectivity between all community members is a critical and essential starting point.
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.
Two Ohio continuing care retirement communities will participate in a $3.13 million study testing whether socially assistive robots, some of which are shaped like animals, can encourage social interaction among older adults, especially those living with dementia.
A data breach at a Maryland long-term care provider potentially exposed the personal information of almost 50,000 residents to hackers.
The submission deadline for the 2020 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards has been extended one week to Friday, July 31. There is no cost to enter.
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.
To infuse technology into delivery of services wherever possible, it’s important to invest in programs to make innovation a part of the community culture, through partnerships with some of the most advanced technology companies in the world.
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