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 […]

Top Senior Housing News Stories of 2018

For the second year in a row, Jimmy Buffett reigns supreme. The most-read article on Senior Housing News in 2018 was a news story about plans for a third Margaritaville active adult community. Last year, the most-read article was about plans for the first Margaritaville development. The sustained interest in these projects suggests that senior […]

Apple Makes Play for Seniors With New Smartwatch Features

Technology giant Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has unveiled a new version of its Apple Watch device that could shake up the senior living wearables landscape. The company detailed its plans for the new Apple Watch Series 4 during a special product event on Wednesday. In addition to hardware enhancements, the watch also sports a few new software tricks, […]

Tech Beat: Netsmart’s Senior Living EHR, Cubigo Enters U.S. Market

Netsmart Launches EHR for Senior Living Continuum of Care Netsmart recently announced a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform called myUnity, which is designed to serve the entire care continuum of care at senior housing providers and at home.  Specifically, the myUnity platform goes beyond a traditional EHR by leveraging the most strategic components of […]

5 Tips for More Successful Tech Pilots in Senior Living

The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. The series takes a clear-eyed look at how leading providers and their partners are creating the next generation of senior living communities by raising the bar on […]

Philips Aims To Be One-Stop Shop for Senior Care Solutions

Many companies, both startups and behemoths like Apple, have made bold moves to offer technology geared toward the aging population of the nation and globe. Multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) has been no exception, and a recently launched initiative could position the company as a one-stop shop of sorts for seniors and caregivers looking […]

Most Read: Winning the Senior Housing Development Game

In case you missed them… here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.  How to Play — And Win — the Senior Living Development Game—Development opportunities continue to attract both brand new senior living players as well as existing operators and owners. A panel of senior living executives at the […]

Apple, IBM Launch Massive iPad for Seniors Program

Tech giants Apple and IBM are taking steps to dramatically broaden their impact on senior care, launching a program to put iPads with health care applications in the hands of millions of aging people. The initiative is rolling out first in Japan, through a partnership with Japan Post Group, the companies announced last Thursday. Japan […]

IBM’s Watson: The Brains Behind Smarter Senior Living?

IBM’s supercomputer known as “Watson” might be best known for winning the game show Jeopardy!—but senior living providers might soon think of the artificial intelligence technology as an important ally in keeping residents healthy and happy. With the help of such big names as Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, IBM is launching Watson Health, […]

Most Read: Apple’s Aging Tech, Senior Living Innovation Stifled

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines catching Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: Where Walmart Meets Health Care, Senior Living Must Find Its Place — The vision of a blended retail-senior care setting might seem farfetched, but providers themselves acknowledge the need for such outside-the-box thinking and partnerships. About 60% of respondents […]