Technology

Exercise may worsen cognitive impairment in those with dementia, study finds

Exercise may worsen cognitive impairment in those with dementia, study finds

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Moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow and in fact may hasten cognitive decline in older adults who have dementia, according to the results of a study published Wednesday in The BMJ. The findings contradict the results of some earlier studies.

K4Connect, HHHunt partnership brings smart tech to two more Spring Arbor communities

K4Connect has broadened its partnership with HHHunt's senior living division, which owns and manages Spring Arbor assisted living communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic, to bring K4Community to two additional Spring Arbor communities in Maryland.

Senior living staff, residents vital to technology development

Senior living staff, residents vital to technology development

Senior living community staff members and residents can be crucial to the development and refinement of technology meant to benefit them. Who better to listen to than those who will use something every day?

SmartLinx rebrands with new logo, redesigned website

Edison, NJ-based workforce management technology company SmartLinx recently completed a rebranding project that includes a new logo and the relaunch of its website.

MatrixCare partners with Attendance on Demand to provide time and labor management solutions

MatrixCare's TimeTracker, a cloud-based solution from Attendance on Demand, is designed to manage labor costs and regulatory requirements for senior living communities and other customers.

HealthcareSource offers two new technologies to help address HR issues

Boston-based software provider HealthcareSource recently debuted two new features, built-in SMS text messaging and an automatic OIG check feature, as part of its Senior Living Talent Suite.

Just getting started

Just getting started

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Senior living is a low-tech field no more. From the front door to the front office, technology is making its presence known — and there's a lot more to come.

CarePredict to showcase AI-powered technology platform at Argentum

CarePredict to showcase AI-powered technology platform at Argentum

CarePredict will showcase its artificial intelligence-powered elder care technology platform in booth 203 at the Argentum Senior Living Conference & Expo in San Diego.

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

Life plan communities thrive through connectedness

Research shows that social connectedness improves physical health, mental and emotional well-being and even longevity, thereby enabling individuals and communities, including life plan communities, to thrive.

Older adults scammed out of $342 million on internet in 2017, FBI says

Older adults scammed out of $342 million on internet in 2017, FBI says

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The statistic was part of the "2017 Internet Crime Report" released Monday by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Sense of community, control may be a few clicks away for residents

Sense of community, control may be a few clicks away for residents

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Senior living residents may be deriving a sense of empowerment and community from a source that may surprise you.

Trinity Health to roll out Epic system to entire organization

Trinity Health to roll out Epic system to entire organization

Livonia, MI-based Trinity Health announced Wednesday that it is moving to a single, enterprise-wide electronic health record and revenue cycle management system, the Epic platform. The change includes Trinity Health Senior Communities.

'Smart' dresser under development could help those with dementia dress alone

'Smart' dresser under development could help those with dementia dress alone

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A "smart" dresser that has been tested in the lab ultimately could help people with dementia get dressed with automated help and nobody else in the same room.

American Baptist Homes of the Midwest rolls out Eversound technology to its communities

Eden Prairie, MN-based American Baptist Homes of the Midwest has rolled out proprietary audio technology from Eversound to its seven communities, across six states.

Yardi introduces mobile app for senior living customer relationship management

Yardi Senior CRM has tools designed specifically to enable senior living operators to securely view and edit CRM information via iOS and Android devices.

Providers tell CMS to explore telehealth, care coordination, long-term care financing

Providers tell CMS to explore telehealth, care coordination, long-term care financing

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Chronic care management via telehealth and remote monitoring, service coordination in affordable housing, and long-term care financing are some of the new directions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should explore through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, according to feedback from providers and associations.

Stanley now offers Accushield sign-in system through portfolio

Stanley now offers Accushield sign-in system through portfolio

Stanley Healthcare will offer the Accushield touchscreen visitor sign-in system, designed for senior living communities, as part of its portfolio of solutions, the company announced Tuesday.

Netsmart introduces EHR platform for senior living

Netsmart has introduced a new cloud-based electronic health record platform, called myUnity, that is designed to help integrate senior living communities and at-home care providers into the overall healthcare system to improve health outcomes and increase their value as referral partners.

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists can play key roles in improving health outcomes for at-risk seniors

Pharmacists have three evolving roles as a result of the drive toward value-based care.

Eversound expands into all Highgate Senior Living communities

Issaquah, WA-based Highgate Senior Living has partnered with Boston-based Eversound to offer the company's audio technology system in its nine independent living, assisted living and memory care communities.

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'Misuse' and 'physical' data breaches are most common in senior living, report says

'Misuse' and 'physical' data breaches are most common in senior living, report says

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The most common types of data breaches in nursing and residential care facilities are related to misuse or paper copies of records, according to a new report. The good news is that there are steps the industry can take to lessen the chances of a breach occurring, a cyber security expert tells McKnight's Senior Living.

By the numbers

By the numbers

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Good data-capture and analysis add up to better outcomes.

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Tech company announces 5-state rollout, Apple tie-in, Lyft partnership

Tech company announces 5-state rollout, Apple tie-in, Lyft partnership

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Belgium-based start-up Cubigo formally has expanded into the United States, bringing its cloud-based platform to the U.S. senior living industry, becoming a new Apple mobility partner and forming a partnership with Lyft, Cubigo announced Thursday.

Virtual reality is more than entertainment for senior living residents

Virtual reality is more than entertainment for senior living residents

Virtual reality may hold the promise of delivering therapeutic benefits that possibly could reduce symptoms of diseases experienced by older adults, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and macular degeneration, as well as increase residents' sense of well-being and happiness.

CareWorx raises $17 million in private equity funding

Global managed services provider and senior care technology company CareWorx has closed a $17 million round of funding from California-based Kayne Partners.

Fears of loneliness, isolation affect tech use among older adults

Fears of loneliness, isolation affect tech use among older adults

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Fears of loneliness and isolation may be preventing some older adults from using online technology, according to newly published research in the journal Communications of the ACM.

The real crisis in senior housing

The real crisis in senior housing

The United States needs a new paradigm for caring for older generations, including a new approach to senior living.

Benchmark turns to artificial intelligence to attract, keep real workers

Benchmark turns to artificial intelligence to attract, keep real workers

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Benchmark Senior Living will harness data, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in an effort to tackle the senior living industry's biggest challenge, worker recruiting and retention, the company announced Thursday.

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$3 million milestone

Parkville, FL 

Oak Crest recently passed the $3 million mark in the amount of scholarship funds the community has awarded to employees over the past 22 years.