What the Launch of Papa Health Could Mean for Senior Living

Papa, a service that provides on-demand companionship to older adults, now has gone nationwide and launched a new Papa Health service. Having raised a total of $31 million in venture capital, the startup is eyeing ways to work with senior living providers as it continues to expand. Founded in 2017, Papa provides on-demand assistance and […]

1,400 Amazon Echo Show Devices Set For Delivery to NC Assisted Living Centers

More than 1,400 Amazon Echo Show devices will be distributed to assisted living communities across North Carolina by the end of this month, at no cost to providers. That’s thanks to efforts made by the North Carolina Assisted Living Association (NCALA) and senior living-focused technology platform K4Connect. The association and K4Connect have worked together for […]

Executive Forecast 2021: A New Era Begins for Senior Living

“Last year, we thought that the 2020s would be a transformative decade — what an understatement. 2021 will set forth a new era in health care and senior living at large as a result of the pandemic.” These are the words of Ascension Living President Danny Stricker, but numerous other top executives in the industry […]

Thoma Bravo to Take RealPage Private in $10B Deal

Chicago-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo is buying RealPage (Nasdaq: RP) in a deal that values the property management software platform at $10.2 million. . Richardson, Texas-based RealPage offers property and real estate management software and services for a range of real estate sectors including senior housing. The platform gives the ability to submit service […]

PointClickCare To Acquire Collective Medical for Reported $650 Million in Care Coordination Play

PointClickCare is acquiring Collective Medical, a care coordination technology company used by more than 1,300 U.S. hospitals and every national health plan, in a move to support the integration of senior living and other long-term and post-acute settings within the larger health care system. The acquisition price is just under $650 million, Business Insider reported, […]

‘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 […]