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 […]

Aetna, Apple Unveil Smart Watch App To Reward Healthy Behavior

Hartford, Connecticut-based insurance provider Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Apple (NYSE: AAPL) announced the two companies have partnered on a wellness app, Attain. The app, which Aetna and Apple have been working on for three years, is expected to launch this spring and will be available to up to 300,000 subscribers initially, according to CNBC, before […]

Kisco Senior Living Goes Big on Voice-Activated Smart Home Tech

The senior living smart home revolution is in full swing, and Kisco Senior Living is buying in with Amazon’s Alexa. Starting with a kickoff event last month, Kisco has been installing Amazon Echo Dot voice systems with Alexa in all 165 independent living (IL) units in its continuing care retirement community (CCRC) The Cardinal at […]

Senior Living Slow to Adopt Tech for Wellness-Focused Operations

The senior housing industry is gradually embracing technology in its wellness initiatives but is still just scratching the surface. That’s according to an active aging industry trends survey recently released by the International Council on Active Aging’s (ICAA). The survey found that senior living providers are shifting away from a care-focused operational model to one […]