For caregivers who are unable to physically visit their patients or loved ones, smart home technology can be a unique solution as they allow caregivers to check in remotely and even help recognize when health issues may be arising.
Although many older adults have broadened their horizons when it comes to technology during the pandemic, some have upped their game by becoming “granfluencers” on social media, according to new research.
I have learned three keys to success in home care: hiring the right caregivers, investing in the right technology, and creating opportunities to build connections with clients and their families.
Need, simplicity, affordability and practicality continue to play major roles in the technology older adults are using in their day-to-day lives, according to the 2021 Link-age Technology Survey.
Benchmark Senior Living is using artificial intelligence to identify residents’ common interests, create digital memoirs and inform programming development.
Older adults with chronic conditions reported that reading notes in patient portals helped them to remember their care plan and medications.
In close proximity (1 to 11 mm), static magnetic fields created by iPhone 12, Apple Watch 6 models can interfere with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
What started as an effort to get COVID-19 shots into the arms of homebound seniors has resulted in a major investment by SCAN Group and medical logistics and services company MedArrive.
Boston-based Rendever will use a $2 million National Institute on Aging grant to study the effects of its virtual reality platform on senior living residents and their families.
Regulatory flexibility from the pandemic, increased patient satisfaction with telehealth and broadband expansion are prompting health systems to expand the use of remote care technology over the next year.
Older adults have been forced to accept the increasing role of technology their lives due to the pandemic. Now, they are starting to appreciate how these technologies can enable them to live more independently for longer.
A mix of telehealth and personal visits can yield better results for patients than strictly in-person visits, according to a technology leader at Dallas-based home healthcare firm AccentCare.
A team of researchers from the Oregon State University are developing artificial intelligence technology that will help seniors with mild cognitive impairment age in place.
It might sound like hyperbole, but Honor Technology CEO Seth Sternberg and Home Instead CEO Jeff Huber believe that in joining forces they are changing the world of senior care.
Companion robots are evolving to meet the increased needs of seniors, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, including loneliness, lack of support for aging in place and poor connectivity with healthcare teams.
Honor Technology shook the home care industry Friday, announcing a deal to buy Omaha-based Home Instead for at an undisclosed price. The combined companies represent more than $2.1 billion in home care services and could create the largest player in the $500 billion home care industry.
When adjusting for smartphone-only use, low income was tied to lower likelihood of using a patient portal.
Want to improve your use of technology and increase your pool of caregivers? This Aug. 26 McKnight’s Product Theater will feature two sessions on those important topics.
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