Technology & IT

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 »

IT change management in mergers and acquisitions

When it comes to IT integrations following a merger or acquisition, managing the people is more important than managing the network cables and switches. Read More »

Social media’s double-edged sword

Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble. Read More »

It’s Never 2 Late hires industry veteran

It's Never 2 Late has tapped a former MatrixCare executive for its leadership team.  Read More »

MatrixCare buys SigmaCare

The two companies will combine efforts under MatrixCare’s platform. Read More »

Masonic Villages, K4Connect form tech partnership

A not-for-profit provider will adopt K4Connect’s platform in its facilities following a successful pilot. Read More »

LTC mergers and acquisitions: A CIO’s perspective

When two LTC providers merge, they also combine all their IT strengths and weaknesses. Tackling integration and IT quality head-on can avoid service issues down the road. Read More »