Why Amazon’s HQ2 Cities Could See Senior Housing Boost

It’s official: after a 13-month search process, Amazon announced today it will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in Queens, New York and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Amazon will invest $5 billion to create 50,000 new jobs between the two cities. Additionally, the e-commerce giant will open a new Operations Center of […]

Smart Home Technology Becomes a Must-Have in Senior Living

From voice-activated technologies like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, to sensors that can track movement, to smart lights and thermostats, to wearable devices that monitor health indicators, the pieces are now in place to create comprehensive “smart home” environments in senior living — and doing so is a must, if companies want to be well-positioned […]

Ascension to Ramp Up Amazon Echo Use After Successful Pilots

One of the largest non-profit senior housing providers in the U.S. has plans to implement even more Amazon Echo devices into its communities after undertaking two successful pilot programs earlier this year. Ascension Living, the senior services arm of St. Louis-based health system Ascension, implemented dozens of Amazon Echo Show and Echo Dot devices in two […]

How Amazon, Jimmy Buffett Are Trending in Active Adult Housing

More and more, active adult housing developers are embracing forward-thinking concepts in order to prepare for the incoming wave of baby boomer residents. Two companies leading the way are Florida-based Minto Communities USA, which is behind the popular Latitude Margaritaville properties, and Miami-based homebuilder Lennar (NYSE: LEN), which last year announced home designs with integrated automation and voice control powered by […]

3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]

Amazon Helps Avamere Manage Spending In Senior Living Business

It may only be a matter of time before Amazon.com’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) business purchasing platform makes more of a mark in senior living, if the experience of a major regional senior care provider in the Pacific Northwest is any indication. The Seattle-based online retail giant touted Amazon Business at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in […]

Amazon Makes Senior Housing Inroads, Sees Room to Grow

Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is hoping to make a splash in the senior housing procurement world—and it’s teasing that there’s more to come, as far as its role in the senior housing space is concerned. The Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud computing giant had a palpable presence at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, […]

Amazon Employees Reportedly Took Road Trip with Bill Thomas to Study Aging

Online retail giant Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) reportedly got a crash course in aging during a multi-city bus tour that included input from senior living innovator Bill Thomas. The bus trip provides even more evidence that the massive online marketplace is looking to transform the age-related services landscape. Most recently, the company was rumored to be developing […]

Front Porch Going Big on Amazon Echo After Successful Pilot

Experts have called voice technology the future of senior living—and now there’s concrete evidence to support their claim. Glendale, California-based senior housing provider Front Porch recently wrapped a pilot program involving Amazon.com’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) Echo device and various “smart home” technologies at Carlsbad By The Sea, a Front Porch continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Carlsbad, California. Front Porch manages and […]