Category: Technology

Provider Proves Social Media Pays Off for Senior Living


Senior living providers that have historically been wary to invest in social media may want to think twice, if the success rate of the New England-based provider is any indication of how powerful these tools can be to drive occupancy. Naysayers of social media may Read More »

Pew: Seniors Participate in ‘Uber Economy’

Fear not—if you’re older in years, you can still be “with it.” In fact, if you’re an older adult, perhaps even a senior living resident, you may very well may have taken an Uber ride and donated to a crowdfunding campaign this week, according to a Read More »

HCP, Argentum Join Forces in Name of Senior Living Innovation

HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) and Argentum are joining forces to promote innovation and technology in senior living, the organizations announced Wednesday. The three-year corporate partnership between the Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) and the national association of senior living providers is inspired by opportunities Read More »

AARP Sees Tech as Solution to Caregiver Crisis

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 very day, the caregiving market is set to explode, presenting a $279 billion opportunity in the coming years. The key to caring for America’s seniors and tapping into this enormous marketplace is technology, according to a recent report from AARP, Caregivers Read More »

Brookdale Goes High-Tech for Resident Safety

The nation’s largest senior housing provider has a new goal: to become the industry leader in security and safety-related technology innovation. To accomplish that goal, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has partnered with STANLEY Healthcare and RF Technologies, the Brentwood, Tennessee-based senior living owner/operator announced Read More »

Seniors Not as Tech-Savvy as Providers May Think

As senior living providers become more tech-enabled, it’s critical to understand what seniors think about emerging technology and how they use health and wellness capabilities from devices. From wearable monitors that track activity to sensors in assisted living rooms that can alert staff to movement, Read More »

CVCs Investing in Next Wave of Senior Care Solutions


Corporate venture capital (CVC) is on the rise, partnering with an influx of startup businesses that aim to tackle the health care system’s biggest problems and innovate on trends that are critical to the senior care industry. With broad capabilities to invest in startups that Read More »

Families Crave Better Fall Prevention in Assisted Living


Adult children regularly worry about their parents falling in assisted living communities—though their high interest in fall-prevention technology may come as music to the ears of industry innovators. Over half—54%—of the 1,900 U.S. adults recently surveyed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are worried about Read More »

Philips Aims To Be One-Stop Shop for Senior Care Solutions

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Many companies, both startups and behemoths like Apple, have made bold moves to offer technology geared toward the aging population of the nation and globe. Multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) has been no exception, and a recently launched initiative could position the company as Read More »

CCRCs Win Move-Ins, Improve Length of Stay with Tech

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Technology is playing a larger role across the health care system and allowing more individuals to age in place, but that doesn’t mean seniors are going to remain in their homes. For many older Americans, aging in place can also mean staying at the same Read More »