Senior Living Companies Find Flexibility, Cost Benefits in Coworking Spaces

Coworking companies such as WeWork, Spaces by Regus and MakeOffices have redefined the office real estate landscape, and senior living companies of all sizes are benefiting from the disruption. Smaller scale or startup companies in senior living are using coworking offices to establish a professional office environment — complete with technical infrastructure and flexible lease […]

Atria CEO Moore Anticipates 5-Brand Portfolio Within a Year

As the partnership between Atria Senior Living and real estate developer Related Cos. continues to take shape, Atria CEO John Moore remains committed to the multi-brand portfolio approach — and he says an expansion is on the way this year. Currently, Atria operates communities under three brands, and Moore believes the company will reach five […]

Vincentian Invests in Smart Tech to Serve Middle Market, Meet Resident Expectations

When leaders with non-profit Vincentian Collaborative System began conceiving a new 91-unit independent living community, they did the math on smart tech and realized that sooner is better. The community Terrace Place, which opened April 1 in the Pittsburgh suburb of North Hills, is a $19-million project, with a smart technology offering that cost between […]

Inside Kisco’s Rollout of Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Technology

Kisco Senior Living is bringing voice-enabled smart home technology to its communities, in a bid to gain operational and financial efficiencies while enhancing resident and family satisfaction. Carlsbad, California-based Kisco joins a few other senior living providers that are implementing smart home technology and introducing Amazon Echo devices into units — and the trend is […]

Asbury Doubles Technology Expenditures, Could Soon Pilot a Robot

Asbury Communities, one of the largest senior living nonprofits in the U.S. has ramped up its technology investments in an effort to attract the incoming wave of baby boomers over the next decade. If all goes according to plan, visitors to an Asbury community may soon be greeted by a robot named Pepper. Frederick, Maryland-based […]

New Medicare Advantage Telehealth Policies a ‘Big Win’ for Senior Living

Recently finalized Medicare Advantage (MA) policy changes will likely bring more telehealth services to senior living communities. Under the new policies, finalized on April 5 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover telehealth services that originate from beneficiaries’ homes — such as an independent living […]

OnShift Offers New Way to Tap Senior Living Wages Before Payday

OnShift has a new card in its Wallet. The Cleveland-based workforce management software firm announced on Tuesday it’s adding a prepaid Visa card option to Wallet, the PayActiv-powered app it launched in 2017 to help senior care workers access earned but unpaid wages. The move is aimed at giving those employees a way to access […]

Amazon Announces HIPAA-Compliant Alexa Skills, Opening Possibilities for Senior Living

The HIPAA era for Amazon’s Alexa has arrived, opening new possibilities for how senior living providers and residents might utilize the voice technology. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) launched Alexa’s secure medical skill kit Thursday. Through the new kit, select entities are allowed to build Alexa skills that securely send and receive protected patient health information. So […]