Nonprofits Must Adapt Faster to Senior Living Disruption

Senior living nonprofits must learn to cope with industry disruption soon — or communities could become places that people would prefer to avoid. “If we’re not able to move forward, we risk becoming sort of like the outhouse: functional, workable, but not your first choice,” said Steve Jeffrey, chief strategy and innovation officer for Garden […]

Senior Communities Become Key Testing Ground for Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles are not yet a common part of everyday society, but the foundation is being laid, with retirement communities at the forefront of developing this technology. One company, Voyage Auto, is already testing out self-driving vehicles in senior living settings with an eye toward the future. Voyage, a Santa Clara, California-based driverless vehicle service, […]

Wi-Fi Joins Location, Price as Top Housing Concern for Seniors

Seniors entering independent living and assisted living communities no longer expect Wi-Fi to be merely an option in their everyday lives — it must be part of a facility’s basic offerings. And the quality of a community’s Wi-Fi network can be the difference between a first look and a move-in. These are two striking conclusions […]

Best Buy’s GreatCall Acquisition Starts to Pay Off

Last year, retail giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) made waves with the $800 million acquisition of GreatCall — a company that offers smartphones, smartwatches, medical alert devices and other technology tailored to older adults, and counts senior living companies among its clients. Now, that big investment is starting to pay off for Best Buy. “In […]

Hospital Staffing App NurseDash Gains Traction With Senior Living Providers

An online app originally created to connect nurses with short-staffed hospitals is making inroads into the senior living industry. The app, NurseDash, aims to help senior living providers find clinicians like med techs, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for temporary shifts without having to use a staffing agency. Created in 2017, […]

Sunrise Achieves 27% Reduction In 90-Day Turnover with Artificial Intelligence Platform

When Sunrise Senior Living’s management had its first introduction to Baltimore-based data analytics firm Arena about two and a half years ago, they were intrigued and also perhaps a little unnerved by the company’s flagship predicative hiring technology. “Chris Winkle, our CEO, and I listened in on a call with Mike Rosenbaum, who’s the CEO […]