Category: Technology

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 »

Ziegler and LinkAge Partner on Venture Fund with $26 Million Committed

A collaboration between specialty investment bank Ziegler and venture capital firm LinkAge Ventures aims to drive innovation within the non-profit senior living sector through the creation of a new fund focused exclusively on the aging marketplace. Founded on the belief that the nation’s increasing aging population presents an attractive investment opportunity, especially given its growth… Read More »

5 Ways Providers are Spicing Up Senior Living

While movies, exercise classes and happy hours are industry mainstays, some communities are thinking outside the box when it comes to new programming and services for residents. Whether a special event or ongoing service, SHN spoke with providers to find out what they’re doing for their latest, most innovative activities, entertainment and amenities. Here are… Read More »

Nurses Union Launches Campaign to Fight Medical Tech

The nation’s largest organization of nurses is promoting a campaign to alert the public of the dangers of medical technology. National Nurses United (NNU) has created radio ads, video, social media, rallies and more as part of its “Insist On a Registered Nurse” campaign to encourage the public from coast to coast to take action… Read More »