Gig Economy Fallout Worsens Ongoing Senior Living Labor Crisis

The ability to attract and retain frontline workers is often cited as the biggest challenge for today’s senior living providers — and many think it’s going to stay as bad, or even get worse, in the next three years as they compete with the so-called “gig economy” for new workers. That’s according to a new […]

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 […]

Rideshare Service for Older Adults Targets Senior Living Partnerships

A ridesharing platform specifically for older adults has hired a senior living veteran to help it grow. Scottsdale, Arizona-based Envoy America on Tuesday announced it has named Tiffany Wright as its new director of business development. In her new role, Wright will be tasked with growing the company’s market share in the senior living, health care and […]

Tech Beat: New Lyft Partnership, $1.2 Billion Ability Acquisition

Lyft, Allscripts Join Forces to Provide Health Care Transportation A new partnership between ride-hailing service Lyft and healthcare information technology firm Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) could result in less lower-income patients missing doctor’s appointments due to lack of transportation. Under the new partnership, clinicians will be able order non-emergency Lyft rides for their patients using Allscript’s electronic health record (EHR) platform, […]

Must-Read News: Brookdale Priced at $3 Billion?

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers! Here are some recent must-read stories to start your week: Life Care Services hopes to capture some of Walt Disney World’s magic when it opens an $82 million, 239-unit community in nearby Celebration, Florida. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is now reportedly in acquisition talks with a Chinese firm […]

Growing Rideshare Program Gives Brookdale a ‘Lyft’

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is scaling up a pilot with ridesharing company Lyft, in an effort to create a resident transportation model that is more customer-friendly and operationally efficient. Typically, senior living providers offer transportation to residents on a pre-scheduled basis. This is not ideal, Andrew Smith, director of strategy and innovation at Brookdale, […]

Brookdale and Lyft Partner Up on Ride-Hailing Pilot

The largest provider of senior housing in the nation, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has started a new pilot with one of the most popular ride-hailing companies in the country, San Francisco-based Lyft. The partnership will allow Brookdale residents to book a Lyft ride on-demand or schedule in advance through a concierge in their community, the Brentwood, Tennessee-based provider […]

Lyft Q&A: The Plan to Reinvent Senior Living Transportation

Senior housing providers increasingly have been utilizing ride-hailing apps to expand residents’ transportation options, and one company in particular has been announcing new initiatives at a steady clip. The popular San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, Lyft, launched in 2012 and is now expanding in numerous directions — one being into senior living and care partnerships. Some […]