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 […]

OneDay Business Doubles As Video Content Becomes Senior Living Essential

Dallas-based startup OneDay has doubled its business since the onset of Covid-19 in March, providing a clear signal of the huge role that video content has played in senior living operations during the pandemic. When Covid-19 first reached the United States, about 2,000 senior living communities were using OneDay, and that number has now reached […]

New Monster.com Hiring Initiative Offers $1K Bonuses to Senior Care Recruits

Online job search company Monster is teaming up with the Massachusetts Senior Care Association and the MIT-based Covid-19 Policy Alliance to help fill more than a thousand jobs in long-term care — and the state of Massachusetts is offering $1,000 in potential bonuses for new recruits. Under the new initiative “From Home to Help,” Monster […]

No Turning Back: Senior Living Finally Enters Digital Age as a Result of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed how much the senior care industry lags in embracing technology for workforces and residents, and now providers are sprinting to implement solutions. As a result, technology providers are clocking huge surges in demand, with telehealth solutions and resident engagement/communication tools among the most sought-after products. This marks a jaw-dropping development […]

Entrepreneurs Bring Google, Med Tech Experience to New Active Adult Model

Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are working to bring a new model of active adult senior living to the market, featuring a pocket neighborhood design and tech-enabled operations. They developed their concept with advice from senior living veterans, including Sunrise Senior Living Co-Founder Paul Klaasen, and have now secured their first site. The startup, called Cantina […]

Techstars, Melinda Gates-Founded Pivotal Ventures Launch Accelerator For Senior Care Tech Startups

Noted startup accelerator Techstars has teamed with Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubator company founded by Melinda Gates, on a new program to support innovation in senior care. The Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator will accept 10 startups annually for a 13-week program, Techstars and Pivotal Ventures announced on Jan. 6. The program will give […]

New Tech Helps Revera, Asbury, Carlton Meet Workforce Challenges

The senior housing industry is gradually embracing technology but still struggles to keep up with the pace of new advancements, as well as the costs involved with implementing technology. Still, forward-thinking providers are making significant technology investments that are bearing fruit. When asked to name the single tech implementation that has made the biggest positive […]

New Kare App Aims to Ease Senior Care Staffing Crisis

A newly launched app is gearing up to tackle one of senior living’s biggest woes. The app, Kare, is meant to make a dent in the ongoing staffing crisis in senior living and long-term care by pairing caregivers, medication aides and nurses with assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and other settings where older adults […]

Senior Care Providers Scramble After $14M Ransomware Attack Hits Tech Firm VCPI

A Milwaukee-based technology company fell victim to a Russian ransomware attack, resulting in the data of most of its acute care and senior housing and care clients becoming inaccessible unless the provider pays a ransom. Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI) provides cloud services, data storage and management, security services and internet access for over 110 […]