Editor’s Picks: Justin Timberlake’s SHN Debut

This week, Senior Housing News readers jumped at the chance to learn how to make the industry “sexy.” Readers were also interested in Philips’ Aging Well Services, the lingering debate over the term “life plan community” and a study that revealed just how much families of assisted living residents worry about falls.   Here in […]

Families Crave Better Fall Prevention in Assisted Living

Adult children regularly worry about their parents falling in assisted living communities—though their high interest in fall-prevention technology may come as music to the ears of industry innovators. Over half—54%—of the 1,900 U.S. adults recently surveyed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are worried about an older parent falling. Of those who are worried, 70% worry […]

Researchers Using Harry Potter-Like Tech to Track Senior Care Settings

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a method for tracking the locations of multiple individuals within an indoor setting that has implications not only for healthcare, but broader security also. Using a network of video cameras, CMU researchers were able to follow the movements of 13 people within a senior care facility, even […]

N.Y. Times: Next Wave of Robots Will Fill Senior Care Gaps

From administration of medicines to helping with activities of daily living, a number of robots currently under development are positioning to come to the aid of the aging population—namely to fill in care “gaps.” Research under way at several U.S. institutions including the Georgia Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University will change the nature […]