Category: Technology

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 »

New Tech Partnership Helps Senior Housing Offer At-Home Care

A growing number of seniors are looking to age in place and receive services at home, which will require senior housing providers to offer expanded services. Partnerships between senior care technology developers will help providers offer these at-home services by creating integrated tech solutions. Two companies who have recently done so are AOD Software and… Read More »

Developers See Opportunity as Old Nursing Homes Become Obsolete

The design elements for post-acute care facilities of the 1960s, such as shared rooms and cafeteria-style dining, have become dinosaurs of the industry. In their stead are upscale, hotel-style models that are redefining post-acute care communities, industry experts agree. “The transitional and long-term care facilities of 40 years ago are functionally obsolete,” said Zeke Turner,… Read More »

Most Popular News of the Week: Assisted Living Leads Senior Living Inventory Market

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attentions this week: Assisted Living Growth Rate Climbs to Highest Peak Yet — Assisted living’s inventory growth rate reached its highest level since 2007 in the second quarter, according to the latest data released by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing &… Read More »

Tech Support: The Biggest Missed Opportunity in Senior Housing

Implementing and improving technology capabilities has become a focus for some senior housing operators, but for the most part, they’re still missing a major opportunity. Expectations of tech-savvy residents has increased the push for campuswide wifi and more Internet-focused programming, but many communities aren’t equipped for future residents who will demand more from senior housing,… Read More »

NPR Spotlights Senior Care Tech Innovation

A recent report from NPR dipped into the realm of senior care and the bustling technologies that hope to cash in on an industry valued at $2 billion. At the center of the NPR spotlight is Aging2.0, a San Francisco-based startup company that seeks to accelerate the business of fledgling companies trying to break into… Read More »

CCRC Face-Lifts Keep Aging Communities Competitive

As continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the pipeline nationwide have all the fixings today— multiple dining areas, exercise and wellness facilities and more — those with years under their belt are staying competitive through campus renovations and updates. An older CCRC in Portland, Ore., – founded in 1957 – is undergoing a $60 million redevelopment project… Read More »

Most Popular News of the Week: Erickson Eyes CCRC Market with $1B Investment

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attentions this week: Erickson to Invest $1 Billion in Clustered CCRC Developments — Erickson Living’s $1 billion investment in continuing care retirement community (CCRC) development and expansion signals a robust future for the CCRC market, which has had sluggish development compared to its pre-Recession… Read More »

Tapestry Brings Wireless Remote Monitoring to $100 Million Portfolio

Tapestry Senior Housing Management, LLC announced it is making an investment to install wireless remote monitoring technologies in a $100 million portfolio of senior living communities. Based in Minneapolis, the company manages a portfolio of more than $100 million in private pay senior living assets. Tapestry said it has chosen Healthsense to be its provider… Read More »