Technology & IT

Virtual reality day-tripping

A Dallas startup has created a virtual reality system that can take residents to 1950s London for lunch, plus a library full of other destinations. Read More »

Abbott gets FDA clearance for first smartphone heart monitor

Bluetooth technology allows physicians to monitor cardiac arrhythmias remotely without requiring cumbersome recording devices. Read More »

Best Buy tests the senior monitoring market

The electronic giant is betting baby boomers will spend plenty to keep an eye on grandma. Read More »

Going places

Ride-hailing companies are expanding their on-demand services to the long-term care market. Read More »

Telehealth: The future of senior living

As the world gets more connected and the silver tsunami rises, technology can help senior living providers care for residents while helping them maintain their independence. Read More »

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk. Read More »

Google Street View takes dementia on the road

One of Google’s most popular apps is being used to take people with dementia on a special bike ride down memory lane. Read More »

Why clinical sensors make sense

Smart sensors can detect early illness and keep seniors safely independent for longer, according to new research in JAMDA. Read More »

A new reality

Virtual reality technology gives seniors life beyond four walls. Read More »

The Baby Boomer Move with Alisa Tagg

Senior care keeps evolving to meet today’s ever-changing standards, but the influx of baby boomers into assisted living may one of the biggest catalysts for procedural reevaluation yet.     Read More »

Generali Global Assistance acquires CareLinx

Generali Global Assistance, one of the world’s 50 largest companies, has acquired the tech-based caregiver marketplace. Read More »

Innovation center for aging opens in Kentucky

A new innovation focused on enhancing quality of life for seniors will open its doors in Louisville, Kentucky, the world's largest hub for aging care.  Read More »

iN2L launches new tablet

It’s Never 2 Late announces the launch of a new device that helps residents engage, communicate and connect. Read More »

Technology, senior living provider partner to power a breakthrough

Spectrum Retirement Communities has partnered to offer HeartLegacy’s video technology in its facilities to bolster engagement. Read More »

CareCentrix partners for home care patient portal

The combined mobile platform technology will help post-acute providers stay connected to patients recovering at home. Read More »

Wherefore, wearables?

Wearable technology developers have been trying to figure out the senior market for years. Are they finally beginning to crack the clinical potential?  Read More »

Briggs, PointClickCare partner for AL documentation

Together, the companies will help assisted living providers with state-required documentation compliance.  Read More »

Dude Solutions, Caremerge integrate platforms

The software companies are working together to make it easier for staff, residents and their families to communicate. Read More »

A live feed of nursing home life

Social media is a popular method of communication, but what happens when staff and residents use it to share about long term care? Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her observations and opinions.  Read More »

Sea Hero Quest immerses players in new world of dementia research

The mobile game that’s helping researchers collect and better understand navigation paths with dementia is going a step further through virtual reality. Read More »

A virtual assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian researchers are building a prototype of a virtual assistant that could help people with memory loss complete daily tasks. Read More »

iN2L hires gaming expert to lead product development

The Electronic Arts alumnus also brings healthcare technology development experience to the iN2L team. Read More »

Netsmart teams up with NY county to improve health records, data exchange

The healthcare technology provider is working with a county public health service that serves home health and long term care for easier record sharing and a more complete patient record.  Read More »

Briggs launches assisted living documentation solution

The digital forms package is the third offering in a portfolio of electronic forms designed for specific senior care settings. Read More »

HIMSS names new president and CEO

A Kaiser Permanente veteran will take over the nation’s largest association dedicated to healthcare IT. Read More »

ONC applications for Health IT advisory board now open

Calling all those passionate about improving health IT policies and standards: The ONC is looking for new advisory board members. Read More »

Brookdale tackles advance care planning

The senior living provider and Iris Plans have partnered to offer residents end-of-life care planning services.  Read More »

Netsmart acquires DeVero

The deal represents Netsmart's latest expansion into home health. Read More »

Connecting seniors and children through technology

A program pairs up senior living residents with elementary students to capture their life stories using digital devices.  Read More »

Mind games

Researchers are reaching for new levels using video games technology for dementia treatments Read More »