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In this issue: The applications in wearables, virtual reality, wound care, resident transportation, infection control screening, robotic pet therapy and more.
Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.
The task force analyzed which preventive interventions were the best ways to reduce falls in those age 65 and older, and some of them are surprising.
By Roel Ventura, ambient designer for Ambius
Providing pleasant scents through your facility—from cinnamon to fresh bread—can improve mood among residents and staff and make a great first impression with visiting families and friends.
Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association, shared his optimistic view for the senior living industry in his opening remarks of the 68th annual AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo.
Research breakthrough: Scientists have identified symptoms that could lead to earlier diagnosis of Lewy body mild cognitive impairment.
Artists create life-like dolls to awaken nurturing instincts in residents who participate in doll therapy.
The study is the latest attempt to develop better olfactory tests that might be used to detect early stages of neurodegeneration.
Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits.
It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation.
The electronic giant is betting baby boomers will spend plenty to keep an eye on grandma.
Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police.
The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.