Category: Technology

$1.5 Billion Research Center Will Be Google’s New Aging Tech Lab

Nearly a year to the date after its launch, Google’s life sciences arm Calico is gearing up to begin developing new technologies for the aging population with the launch of a new partnership that will create a $1.5 billion aging research center.    The Google-backed company, which launched in September 2013, recently announced a research and… Read More »

Most Shared: The Apple Watch and Senior Care, Made-to-Order CCRCs

Senior Housing News wrote them, you read them and passed them along to your friends and colleagues. Here are the most shared posts from SHN this week: How the Apple Watch Will Revolutionize Senior Care—The long-anticipated Apple Watch was unveiled this week by the tech giant. SHN takes a look at how it stacks up… Read More »

How the Apple Watch Will Revolutionize Senior Care

How the Apple Watch Will Revolutionize Senior Care

Apple made headlines yesterday when it announced several new product launches, namely the iPhone 6 and it’s long-rumored foray into the wearable device market, the Apple Watch. But while neither device was created specifically for healthcare use, it’s the latter that carries vast implications for senior care. The market for healthcare technology is rife with… Read More »

Justice Department Zooms in on Elder Financial Abuse

Financial exploitation of the elderly is a nearly $3 billion business annually, depleting the resources of many, including businesses and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In hopes of curbing this fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the Elder Justice website this week. “The launch of the Elder Justice website today marks another milestone… Read More »

Most Shared: Senior Housing Crisis Looms, Future of Upscale Design is Here

Senior Housing News wrote them, you read them and passed them along to your friends and colleagues. Here are the most shared posts from SHN this week: Harvard, AARP Say Seniors Housing is Next Big American Crisis – A shortage of caregivers for baby boomers, high cost of senior living products and services and lack… Read More »

AARP’s New 50-Plus Tablet to Compete with Apple’s iPad

AARP is rolling out a new tablet built to address the specific needs of Americans age 50-plus who have yet to fully embrace tablet technology to help them stay connected and “go digital with ease,” the organization said when unveiling “RealPad” Thursday. “We are filling a gap in the lives of 70 million Americans 50 and… Read More »

Managed Care, Long-Term Care Hottest Deal Targets in Health Sector

The appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the health services sector is healthy, as the volume of deals in the first two quarters of the year are on pace with that of the first half of 2013, a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) report suggests.  But some sectors are faring better than others: The managed care and… Read More »

Newest Breakthrough in Fall Prevention: Tripping Seniors on Purpose

It’s not as malicious as it sounds. Rather, it’s what researchers at a university in Chicago are doing to address an estimated $30 billion in costs to treat falls among seniors each year, reports the Associated Press. While conventional efforts to prevent falls have entailed certain exercises and classes to boost strength and balance, researchers… Read More »

Philips Releases App As Newest Foray into Senior Care

Whether it’s to call a nearby loved one or even the helping hands of a nearby neighbor, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) says there’s an app for that with the launch of their its Lifeline response system. But unlike most medical alert devices, this new tech doesn’t have to be worn on an individual’s person.  Offering… Read More »

How Senior Living is Using The Cloud to Improve Care, Security

The emerging use of Wi-Fi and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in senior living communities has long been discussed by industry experts as key to serving today and tomorrow’s residents, but a unique approach to managing data using the cloud is helping operators best meet employee and resident needs, providers say. The cloud — whereby shared… Read More »

Most Shared: Sunrise Growth Plans, Apple’s New EHR

Senior Housing News wrote them, you read them and passed them along to your friends and colleagues. Here are the most shared posts from SHN this week: Dished: How Five Star is Overhauling Senior Living Dining—Fifteen chefs, four 50-pound sea bass and a celebrity food personality are just a few features going down at an… Read More »