Meet Icon: Why VoiceFriend and Caremerge Teamed Up

Ryan Galea first learned the challenges that senior living operators face today the same way that many industry outsiders do: his grandmother became ill. As he worked to get her the care that she needed, he saw the industry’s staffing strain, and how that shortage affects both caregivers and patients, and ultimately quality of care. […]

[Sponsored] Smart Voice Solutions for Senior Living: Resident-Focused and Natural Interaction

Senior living’s embrace of the hospitality ethos is well known, as is its work with smart technology and the creation of smart units, and even smart communities. A new tech rollout at a senior living community in Kalamazoo, Michigan, reveals a successful combination of the two. Friendship Village Senior Living recently launched Caremerge Voice, a […]

Movers & Shakers: Revera’s New Senior VP of Retirement Living

Mainstreet Hires 3 New Team Members Mainstreet, a developer of post-acute health care properties, hired three new employees at its Carmel, Indiana-based headquarters. Susan Berry will be vice president of business development for Mainstreet Health. She most recently served as the director of operations with IPC Healthcare, and before that, she was the director of […]

Here Are the Top 10 Venture Firms Betting Big on Senior Health

Corporate and strategic investors continue to sink large sums into technology startups addressing seniors’ health, but there still is massive opportunity for growth in this sector. The rise of these technologies has major implications for senior housing providers, as some startups hold promise for improving resident care and the bottom line, while others could create […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: Dwight Capital, Cushman & Wakefield

Dwight Capital Funds $42 Million of HUD Loans in December Dwight Capital, a national provider of commercial loans, has announced that it has funded $41.5 million in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loans for three multifamily and senior housing properties.  The properties include: Highland Park Apartments in Denver, Colo., Reserve at Towne Crossing […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for November, Part III

NorthStar Healthcare Appoints New CEO, President  NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ronald J. Jeanneault as CEO and president of the company, and the election of James F. Flaherty III as vice chairman of the Board. Jeanneault has served as executive vice president and head of asset management of both NorthStar Healthcare and […]

Caremerge-LCS Partnership Brings Community Social Network to Senior Living

Mobile care coordination platform Caremerge is partnering with top-10 senior living Life Care Services to roll out a new social network with built in health and wellness capabilities across its communities.  The new solution, coined Community Social, provides independent living and assisted living with the ability to launch an online social network, while enabling providers […]

Senior Living’s Appetite for Tech Grows in 2013

The past year has seen an increasing willingness among senior living providers to embrace various forms of technology to drive operational efficiencies and enhance the lives of residents. Electronic Health Records Whether providers have adopted electronic health records (EHRs) in efforts to share accountability and streamline information sharing in an evolving healthcare landscape, or have […]

Most Popular Senior Housing News of the Week

In case you missed it, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers this week:  1. Senior housing industry veterans launch new investment advisory firm—A group of industry veterans have launched a new investment advisory that will be focusing on the senior housing and healthcare sectors.  2.  Chicago’s tech scene buzzing with senior […]