Category: Technology

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 »

Apple Set to Tap Into Senior Care With EHR Tech

As health care reform changes the landscape of senior care for providers, tech giant Apple is looking to tap into the market with an electronic health record (EHR) product that the company hopes will make it easier to track patients’ health data, Reuters reports.   Previously, experts suggested the adoption rate of EHR technology could see… Read More »

Most Popular Posts of the Week: Brookdale Kicks Off iPad Study

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: Brookdale iPad Pilot Tests Tablet Use in Senior Living — Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) is partnering with a research team at one of its newly acquired California-based Emeritus communities to study iPad use among a group of… Read More »

Brookdale iPad Pilot Tests Tablet Use in Senior Living

While the emerging role of technology in senior living has been gaining traction among industry leaders, the now-largest senior living provider in the nation is rolling out a pilot program to evaluate the benefit of iPad use among residents. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) is partnering with a research team at its Emeritus at Fremont community in… Read More »

Senior Living Referral Site Targets Yelp Model for Senior Care

A San Diego, Calif-based startup is furthering its footprint in the senior living and care referral space, joining a flock of newcomers that are hoping to carve out a corner of a market otherwise dominated by lead industry giants. ChipperList, taking cues from the online Yelp review business model, offers free reviews of senior living communities… Read More »

LG Ramps Up Senior Care Tech Solution

LG is rolling out an update to its resident care technology with a heightened focus on driving efficiencies through documentation. The updated Point of Care Solution (POCS) version 2.0 is the latest in tech giant LG’s product offerings that cater to the senior care market. LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG focused on information technology… Read More »

Tech Scam Targets Assisted Living Provider

Federal authorities indicted a Kansas couple last week on charges of stealing more than $1.5 million from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA), a faith-based assisted living provider in Kansas and Missouri.  Augusta, Kan. husband and wife Brent A. Shryock, 43, and Lori A. Shryock, 50, are charged with four counts of mail fraud stemming from… Read More »

Senior Living Wander Tech Reduces Staff Response Times

A New England assisted living community has taken a holistic approach in rolling out a new pilot program that uses a campus-wide monitoring technology to track resident location and reduce staff response times the the event of an emergency, reports The Washington Post. Utilizing a real-time locating system from Stanley Black & Decker, Benchmark Senior… Read More »

E-Sign Tech Helps Senior Housing Navigate Home Health Care Services

Independent living operators are looking more and more like assisted living facilities by partnering with home health care agencies to offer additional care services to their residents. But these providers may face compliance issues if their home health care partner is not up to speed with the Affordable Care Act’s face-to-face encounter requirements. So with… Read More »