Smart Home Technology Becomes a Must-Have in Senior Living

From voice-activated technologies like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, to sensors that can track movement, to smart lights and thermostats, to wearable devices that monitor health indicators, the pieces are now in place to create comprehensive “smart home” environments in senior living — and doing so is a must, if companies want to be well-positioned […]

After Slashing Turnover, HumanGood Anticipates More Firepower From Employee Engagement Partner

Nonprofit senior living provider HumanGood credits better employee engagement with driving down nursing turnover 36% and dining staff turnover by 48% between 2014 and 2016. The Pleasanton, California-based provider worked with employee engagement firm Brand Integrity to achieve these results. Now, Brand Integrity—which has a stable of other health care and senior living clients—has been […]

3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]

First of its Kind Senior Living Innovation Center Opens

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 […]

How Wearable Tech Makes Senior Living Smarter

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 […]

Must-Read News: Senior Care Innovation Center Announces Grand Opening

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers! Hopefully your weekend was a great one. The Thrive Innovation Center, a “thematic experience center” where consumers can try out innovative technology for aging seniors, is set to officially open in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 19.  The Thrive Center was created through a public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Kentucky […]

Samsung Swivels Everyday Tech for Better 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 services, design, and technology. Technology […]

CCRC Seeks Super-Charged Analytics with Smartwatch Pilot

Independent living and assisted living residents at a Minnesota continuing care retirement community (CCRC) will soon strap on Samsung smartwatches and help launch a new tech partnership in the senior care space. Founded in 2013, Reemo utilizes smartwatches and sensors to gather a variety of health data about senior living residents, and provides that in […]

Remote Monitoring Stigma Falls in Samsung Smartwatch Pilot

A technology solution that scored a partnership with Samsung is helping a senior living provider reduce falls, increase customer satisfaction and proactively intervene when residents’ health declines—in part, by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT). And the smartwatch is taking some of the stigma out of remote monitoring, the pilot’s leaders have found. Sixty residents […]