Category: Technology

Senior Living Adopting Tech, But ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ Remains

Roughly three-quarters of the 150 largest nonprofit senior living providers are embracing technology advances, such as electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR) and electronic point of care documentation systems, according to the LeadingAge Ziegler (LZ) 150, an annual compilation of providers. But there’s still much work to be done, say experts who collected and analyzed the data… Read More »

WSJ: 6 Myths of Aging

The concept of aging may carry a negative connotation for many people, however, some of the most common presumptions about growing older are simply myths, according to The Wall Street Journal. In a recent article, the WSJ debunked six common myths about aging, from prevalence of depression and the inevitable creep of cognitive decline, to… Read More »

Reputation Management: Why Bad Reviews Can Be Good Business

Reputation Management: Why Bad Reviews Can Be Good Business

Marketing Matters is brought to you by Solutions Advisors and Retiring by Design. Working together, Solutions Advisors and Retiring by Design give you the analytic and creative synergy to develop unique solutions and achieve optimum results for your senior living community, providing management, operations, marketing, and sales consulting services.  In this digital era, the consumer… Read More »

Aging2.0 Connects Senior Living Providers, Tech Startups in New Launch

The market for health care technology abounds with a plethora of startups striving to develop the next big thing that improves quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner possible. As one global startup accelerator takes its network to the next level, such technologies may soon hit the market for senior living organizations in the… Read More »

Telemedicine Remains Top Priority, Despite ROI Uncertainties

Despite challenges related to how they will be reimbursed and doctors’ willingness to comply, a whopping majority of health care providers still view telemedicine as a top priority in their operations, a new survey suggests.  Health care leaders remain committed to implementing telemedicine initiatives within their organizations, even as they face challenges such as getting… Read More »

Google Makes New Play at Aging Tech Startups

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) continues to attach itself with the aging healthcare space, especially now with its new partnership with a nationally recognized startup accelerator focused on tech solutions for the elderly and long-term care. Tuesday, Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE) announced it has partnered with Aging2.0, a startup accelerator network, to help amplify support of entrepreneurs… Read More »

Presbyterian Senior Living Sees Huge Cost Savings with New Energy Deal

Buying in bulk isn’t a new cost-saving tactic, but when it comes to energy costs, one senior living provider is proving the principle applies to procuring electricity for its communities. Depending on the number of communities an organization operates, energy spends could run them millions of dollars each year to keep the power pumping at… Read More »

Panasonic Makes Long-Term Play for Senior Care Telehealth

Following meaningful success with a telehealth pilot program this summer, Panasonic is going beyond using the television as a portal for healthcare services with a new tablet-based product launch it will soon make available for senior living communities. On4Today is the newest telehealth service from the Osaka, Japan-based electronics company’s stateside subsidiary, Panasonic Corporation of… Read More »

ESPN Founder’s New Network to Feature Real Estate, Senior Housing

Thirty-five years since ESPN co-founder Stuart Evey launched the network that would boast itself as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” the former chairman is gearing up for his latest television undertaking, a new network that will broadcast all things real estate—senior housing included, according to various reports. Evey, who was an ESPN chairman when the… Read More »

Google Pill: The Next Big Thing in Aging Care?

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) may not only provide help in searching for more medical information on various illnesses, but its latest moon-shot endeavor aims to detect life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart attacks before they materialize, a company official announced Tuesday. Known as the “Nanoparticle Platform,” Google is developing a new technology in the form of… Read More »

Provider Bridges Home Care Gap for Independent Senior Living

Through the use of a kiosk-based system, an Atlanta-based technology company is using health data to help independent living residents bridge the gap between home care and senior living services. Collaborating with The Mansions at Sandy Springs independent living facility in Norcross, Ga. and CareMinders of Buckhead, a non-medical home care company, OneCare is leveraging… Read More »