‘Amazon Effect’ on Senior Living Grows With Care Hub Launch, Alexa for Hospitality Tools

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is continuing its push into the older adult market with the launch of an Alexa app called Care Hub, as well new tools recently made available via Alexa for Hospitality. These developments are notable for senior living providers because they offer some new capabilities for Echo devices deployed in communities, and show […]

Merrill Gardens President: Google Nest Initiative Has Made Me ‘A Believer’ In the Tech

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the adoption of technology within senior living, with communities across the nation rapidly implementing a variety of tools. One of the most high-profile tech rollouts of 2020 has been occurring at buildings operated by Merrill Gardens, where Google has been deploying Nest Hub Max devices with adaptations for older […]

How Brightview and Trilogy Harnessed Tech for Covid-19 Communication, Transparency

Communicating with residents and associates was already a challenge for the senior living industry. But Covid-19 made communication an even bigger challenge — and, an even more important practice — than before the pandemic began. Providers such as Baltimore-based Brightview Senior Living and Louisville, Kentucky-based Trilogy Health Services have had to think creatively about ways […]

Kramer: Covid-19’s ‘Creative Destruction’ of Senior Living Requires New Tech-Driven Models

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is dismantling a long-held notion among some senior living providers that health care is not their domain. That doesn’t mean senior living providers need to abandon hospitality-driven models altogether. But it does likely mean they need to rethink how they coordinate care within their communities, according to Nexus Insights Founder and […]

A Place for Mom CEO: Move-In Numbers Could Return to Normal Levels This Fall

Move-in numbers are approaching “normality” as the Covid-19 pandemic stretches into the fall — and to maintain this trend, senior living providers must stay focused on building and maintaining consumer confidence. That’s according to Larry Kutscher, CEO of A Place for Mom, the largest online referral platform for the industry. The company’s latest survey of […]

VC Icon Patricof, Wellness Leader Levy Start Elder Tech Investment Firm; Welltower to Assist

Primetime Partners is a new investment firm involving heavy-hitters from the worlds of venture capital, wellness and senior living, and will back startups focused on the fast-growing older adult market. The firm originated through collaboration between Alan Patricof and Abby Miller Levy. Patricof is the venture capital icon behind Greycroft, which has $2 billion in […]

Atria Takes Steps to Offer Its Tech Suite to Other Senior Living Operators

Atria Senior Living recently filed for a trademark for Glennis Solutions, a company providing technology to support senior living operations. “Over many years, Atria has developed a high quality, true end-to-end, suite of software solutions for senior housing operations,” the company told Senior Housing News in an emailed statement. “We are excited about the potential […]

Covid-19 Opened the Telehealth Floodgates, But Barriers Remain in Senior Living

Over the past three months, senior living providers have embraced telehealth during shelter-in-place orders. At the same time, the way providers and residents use telehealth, along with the forces propelling it forward, continue to evolve. Changes in federal policy and new flexibilities from insurers — some of them from before the pandemic — have made […]