Wireless Monitoring Tech Will Be Huge in Senior Living, Providers Say

Wireless monitoring will be the single most impactful technology advancement in senior living in the coming years, according to senior living operators surveyed in a new study by Healthsense and Senior Housing News. A vast majority of senior living professionals acknowledge the need for more technology to assist in the senior care sector, and many […]

Humana and Healthsense Partner To Bring Senior Care Tech Into Homes

Senior care tech provider Healthsense is partnering with insurance giant Humana in a national pilot program that aims to improve the health of older Americans who live in their own homes. Through Humana’s Humana Cares / Senior Bridge, the insurance provider identified 100 individuals under its Medicare Advantage coverage to participate in the yearlong pilot. […]

New Study Finds Remote Monitoring ROI in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities with a remote monitoring system had 27% fewer move-outs compared to communities without that technology, says an analysis studying the potential return on investment owners and operators can realize from implementing certain technology platforms. Three assisted living communities with Healthsense, Inc.’s eNeighbor, a remote monitoring system of activities and behaviors, installed in […]

Senior Living Tech Expands Memory Care Continuum

Senior living technology bundled with innovative services can help create virtual memory care environments in communities where higher levels of care have already reached capacity, said technology services provider Healthsense in a Tuesday webinar. Communities whose assisted living and memory care units are full can use a combination of a “blizzard” of emerging technology systems […]

Investing in Mobile Technology a Must for Senior Living

Senior living providers are actively seeking ways to make sure employees can provide residents the best care in the most efficient way possible, and they’re finding equipping front-line staff with mobile technology is essential to achieve that sweet spot. Going Wireless Having a Wi-Fi (wireless Internet) system as the foundation is the key. “Once you’ve […]

Healthsense Raises Additional $4.3 Million to Expand

Senior care technology provider Healthsense recently raised $4.3 million in capital, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Mendota Heights, Minn.-based company offers technology-enabled care solutions including remote monitoring, emergency response and wellness management. Healthsense also aims to raise a total of $5.9 million, according to the SEC filing signed […]

Movers & Shakers – People and Positions for January 2013

Happy New Year, senior housing professionals! It’s 2013, and we have a whole new round-up of people who have been making moves and shaking things up in the industry. Did any of your new year’s resolutions include taking a new position or joining a different company? Look for senior housing jobs nationwide on SHN’s job board. Employers: Take […]

Senior Care Technology: 2012 in Review

Looking back on 2012 senior-care related technology news, the biggest trends have to do with a federally-backed shift to electronic health and medical records and providers utilizing technology to improve their position in the care spectrum as hospitals start forming post-acute care relationships.  The continued emergence of remote monitoring and emergency alert systems that facilitate independent […]

Communities “Future-Proofing” With FiOS for Senior Care, Entertainment

“The nation’s most reliable network” can be found all over the United States, including in senior living communities like The Virginian, a continuing care retirement community in Fairfax, Va. that recently installed Verizon FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) TV, phone, and Internet along with implementing Healthsense technology. The combination of a wireless FIOS platform and Healthsense’s […]

Technology’s Role in Senior Care Continuum: Reducing Costs, Maintaining Occupancy

Technology can serve a multi-purpose role in senior living communities benefiting providers, families, and health systems as a way to provide a better quality of care, maintain occupancy, age in place, save money, and—perhaps most important of all—allow the industry to participate in the managed care movement.  “We’re seeing that providers are beginning to recognize […]