Category: Technology

Xbox Meets Fall Prevention Tech at Senior Living HackFest

Video conferencing technology is essential to any telehealth platform, but what happens when you take a popular video game platform and hack it so it serves a different purpose? The product: a new take on fall prevention for seniors. The platform: Xbox. (Yes, that Xbox.) Held October 18-20 at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and… Read More »

Texas Developer Sees Competitive Edge in Super High-Tech Community

With the ambition of being the most technologically advanced senior living community in Texas, one assisted living facility has taken tech adoption to the nines as it readies for its grand opening next month. From more commonplace technologies such as electronic medical records and nurse-call systems, to complimentary Android tablets and smart devices that remember… Read More »

Philips Makes Major Play at Healthcare Tech with New Spinoff

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) will spin off its healthcare technology business into a separate company as it eyes tremendous potential to capture further growth in the changing landscape, the company announced Tuesday. The company has been active recently in marketing several of its healthcare products specifically to senior consumers and also within senior living communities. … Read More »

$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 »