Category: Technology

ESPN Founder’s New Network to Feature Real Estate, Senior Housing

Thirty-five years since ESPN co-founder Stuart Evey launched the network that would boast itself as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” the former chairman is gearing up for his latest television undertaking, a new network that will broadcast all things real estate—senior housing included, according to various reports. Evey, who was an ESPN chairman when the… Read More »

Google Pill: The Next Big Thing in Aging Care?

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) may not only provide help in searching for more medical information on various illnesses, but its latest moon-shot endeavor aims to detect life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart attacks before they materialize, a company official announced Tuesday. Known as the “Nanoparticle Platform,” Google is developing a new technology in the form of… Read More »

Provider Bridges Home Care Gap for Independent Senior Living

Through the use of a kiosk-based system, an Atlanta-based technology company is using health data to help independent living residents bridge the gap between home care and senior living services. Collaborating with The Mansions at Sandy Springs independent living facility in Norcross, Ga. and CareMinders of Buckhead, a non-medical home care company, OneCare is leveraging… Read More »

Quality Systems are Senior Living Silver Bullet

In senior living, a company’s brand is reflective of its reputation, not only in the eyes of consumers and their families, but to state regulators as well. Operators who have gone the extra mile to polish their brands through the use of various quality measurements have seen tangible successes in their operations. Whether it’s maintaining… Read More »

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 »