Category: Technology

Big Senior Living Players, Tech Whizzes Unite at MATTER


On the 12th floor of Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, you will find the sleek new digs of MATTER. The surroundings, in which tech entrepreneurs tap on laptops and chat about the progress of their ventures, may seem more Silicon Valley than senior living. But MATTER Read More »

Provider Shares ‘Roadmap’ for Senior Living Tech Overhauls

A prominent senior living provider in New Jersey has succeeded in an ambitious technology upgrade, thanks in large part to a detailed “roadmap” that other operators now can use as a template. That’s because the project at the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home is one Read More »

Senior Living Providers Pour Money Into Data Breach Insurance

Because the cost of a data breach can have a grievous impact on a senior living provider’s ability to stay in business, protecting against these cyber threats is one of the top concerns among owners and investors, a new report says. Like other health care Read More »

Apple, IBM Launch Massive iPad for Seniors Program

Tech giants Apple and IBM are taking steps to dramatically broaden their impact on senior care, launching a program to put iPads with health care applications in the hands of millions of aging people. The initiative is rolling out first in Japan, through a partnership Read More »

The Next Generation of Senior Living Marketing: Automation

With more tech-savvy seniors online today than ever before, developing automated marketing campaigns is becoming the next generation of the senior living sales strategy, according to a panel of industry marketers. Senior living sales teams may be missing valuable opportunities to not only reach more Read More »

Tech Startup Raises $35 Million for Vital Signs Sensors

Senior living residents already are using wearable sensors to monitor vital signs, and professional caregivers are starting to leverage user-generated digital health information to provide more timely, personalized services. Now, a startup that could take this practice to the next level has raised $35 million Read More »

Will ‘Airbnb for Seniors’ Create a New Housing Alternative?

A startup in Miami, Fla. is offering a middle price point solution to senior care for elders who aren’t necessarily below the poverty line but don’t have enough to pay for assisted living. To target this demographic, the company is offering a service not unlike Read More »

IBM’s Watson: The Brains Behind Smarter Senior Living?

IBM’s supercomputer known as “Watson” might be best known for winning the game show Jeopardy!—but senior living providers might soon think of the artificial intelligence technology as an important ally in keeping residents healthy and happy. With the help of such big names as Apple, Read More »

CCRCs Bank on Apple Watch to Improve Resident Care

The much-hyped Apple Watch hits stores next week and one nonprofit provider of hospitals and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) is gearing up by offering a new version of its electronic health record app specifically tailored for the new device. To better connect patients with Read More »

How One Company Aims to Change Everything About Aging

As the senior care industry gains more traction among both veteran and fledgling tech companies, one startup is poised to take the aging services sector by storm. And it’s not producing wearables or health monitoring devices. It’s using 3-D bioprinting technology to create living tissues Read More »