Category: Technology

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 »

Disney Today, Senior Living Tomorrow: Adapting Mainstream Tech

Mainstream disruptive products such as Uber and Airbnb may have yet to make a formal foray into senior living on a wide-scale basis, but providers can take cues from the technology being developed for the overall population as a way to improve the quality of Read More »

‘Uber for Home Care’ Raises $20 Million from Investors

A startup that could alter the senior care landscape by offering on-demand in-home services has secured $20 million in funding, including $15 million from influential investor Marc Andreessen, the company recently announced. The service, called Honor, is being likened to Uber, the smartphone app that Read More »

Senior Living Operators Tread Lightly on Tech’s Digital Divide

Senior living is rife with new technologies for residents and operators alike. But with an abundance of solutions and opportunities for providers to traverse the digital divide, it’s easy to get swallowed in the abyss. Whether it’s a wearable device, remote monitoring or some form Read More »

Google Data Sheds New Light on Senior Living Search Trends

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The adult children of seniors are often the main decision-makers when it comes to a move into senior living, but new data about how they search for senior housing can tell providers a lot about how to market to both these Baby Boomers and their Read More »

Most Read: The Largest Providers in Senior Living

In case you missed them…. here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.   Alliance Residential Launches $1 Billion Senior Living Pipeline—With an established footprint in multifamily development, Alliance is making a major foray into senior housing with a billion-dollar Read More »

Why Senior Living Can’t Ignore Home Health Care Tech

As senior housing providers seek ways to capitalize on Americans’ preferences to age in place, technology will become increasingly important in doing so — and could lead to significant cost savings for providers. In fact, more than two in three seniors prefer to use self-care Read More »

Tech Makes Senior Living a Preferred Player in ACOs

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Technology will not only be a differentiator for the senior living operators who adopt it, but it will also be the catalyst in forging partnerships within Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Such was the sentiment among a panel of senior living executives during last Thursday’s Senior Read More »

Outdated Workforce Systems Are Holding Senior Living Back

Senior living providers are encountering serious obstacles in hiring the large number of workers they need, but many also see ways they could improve their systems and processes to achieve better results. More than 600 senior living professionals responded to a recent survey conducted by Read More »