Category: Technology

Doppler Radar Tech Coming to Senior Living

The senior care market is brimming with remote monitoring technologies, with devices tracking the health and well-being of elders via motion sensors, Wi-Fi and now Doppler radar. Like many remote monitoring tech companies dedicated to helping seniors age in place, the Doppler Frequency Signature developed by Villanova University’s College of Engineering wants to revolutionize, as… Read More »

Getting Seniors Hooked on the Internet Key to Tech Adoption

Seniors who regularly use the internet are much more likely to believe it’s a valuable resource, says Pew Research of its latest Internet Project findings, and younger, richer seniors tend to feel more positive toward online platforms.  Similar to Pringles’ former slogan, “Once you pop, the fun don’t stop,” seniors who start using the internet typically… Read More »

Brookdale Now Wireless Portfolio-Wide, Emeritus Up Next Post-Merger

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) has gone wireless in its Internet capabilities for residents, staff and guests across its portfolio with plans to expand into Emeritus properties post-merger, according to InformationWeek HealthCare. Everything from ordering meals and hair appointments to monitoring physical therapy and electronic health records (EHRs) will be available online to those living and working under… Read More »

A Place for Mom Boosts Senior Living Leads Services with New Updates

In efforts to better assist senior living providers in managing and evaluating relationships with prospective residents, lead giant A Place for Mom, Inc. has introduced new enhancements to its proprietary lead management software. New updates to the company’s You’ve Got Leads system include changes in functionality, which aim to drive user productivity and lead conversion… Read More »

Data, Technology and the Next Phase of Senior Housing

The next phase of senior living will be fueled by technological advancements in data-tracking devices and providers’ willingness to adopt these technologies, industry experts agree. Data plays a “critical role” in healthcare reform conversations as they relate to post-acute, long-term care and senior housing, agreed panelists at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing… Read More »

New Software Brings Psychology into the Senior Living Sales Mix

A St. Louis-based senior housing consulting company has debuted a new proprietary interactive lead tracking and sales tool for the senior living industry, which it believes will revolutionize current prospect-centered technologies. Developed by One on One LLC, Sherpa is the company’s new customer relationship management technology designed to enable any organization implement a prospect-centered approach… Read More »

Stanley Healthcare Begins Widespread Launch of New Senior Care Products

Stanley Healthcare has launched a widespread rollout of two senior living solutions to its 11,000-strong network of long-term care clients. The national product release is part of the senior care tech giant’s integration and distribution agreement with digital health solutions provider BAM Labs. The first week of April marks Stanley Healthcare’s entry into the proactive monitoring… Read More »

Senior Care Tech Company Expands to Capture Home Health Market

An established senior care technology company in the emergency call system space has turned an eye toward the home health market as part of a recently-completed rebranding effort with the introduction of a consumer-facing product.  Formerly called Tel-Tron, the newly-rebranded Silversphere is shifting focus from business-centric to resident-centric technology, says director of marketing Kaleb Scharmahorn.… Read More »

Technology's Role in the Top Senior Housing Trends

Technology’s Role in the Top Senior Housing Trends

Reading the recent Top 10 Trends in Senior Housing for 2014, I was hit with the realization that the rapid evolution of remote monitoring has positioned the technology to neatly address the majority of Senior Housing News’ predictions for the coming year. The reason is simple: remote monitoring enables seniors to safely live as independently… Read More »

Providers Gain Huge ROI with High-Tech Tracking

Tracking residents’ health has always been a major component of senior living. But new technology is allowing that tracking to become faster, more efficient, accurate and comprehensive, and some companies are saving by double-digit margins when they move to real-time monitoring. “The care management piece is a huge component of revenue; it accounts for about… Read More »

Toshiba Eyes $10 Billion Opportunity with New Healthcare Tech

Joining the ranks of other multinational consumer electronics providers entering the senior care space, Toshiba is betting big on the sector, which it views as $10 billion opportunity. The Tokyo-based electronics conglomerate specializes in an array of technologies, from consumer-facing products like laptop computers and TVs to industrial power systems related to nuclear, hydroelectric and… Read More »