Technology Trends

Sodexo and Connected Living introduce Alexa-based program

With the new smart-tech, Sodexo Seniors enables more social engagement to drive health, longevity and quality of life.

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Assisted Living Locators, Seniorly partner

Through this partnership, Seniorly will connect families via their online platform with Assisted Living Locators senior living advisors.

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Data highlights the benefit of free ride sharing programs for seniors

On-demand car services can drastically improve the health of senior citizens, according to new preliminary data.

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Wearable tech finds its fit with seniors

As of 2016, figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO), estimated the average global life expectancy was 70.5 years, with the life expectancy in US slightly below average at 69.1 years.

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Company aims to ease overmedication concerns by using tech

At assisted living facilities where staff and funding can be thin, on the ground care is often managed by sedating residents with unnecessary antipsychotics. 

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Financial, medical data may carry SNFs into a brighter future

“The marriage between clinical and financial data, I think, will be important with whatever the next payment model looks like,” Vincent Fedele, director of analytics at the New Jersey-based consulting firm, said.

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Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answer easy questions.

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New Jersey retirement community improves lives with smart technology

The decision to incorporate progressive technology into an already robust wellness program is the result of an ongoing commitment to make physical health a priority of community life.

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Heritage to try out new tech, includes AI, telehealth

Heritage Senior Living is trying out some cutting-edge technology by working with a university—exemplifying an industry trend that has seen other providers do the same.

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SNFs look to telemedicine for improved care, Medicare cost cuts

Using an after-hours telemedicine platform, a Brooklyn-based skilled nursing facility treated more patients on-site, reduced costly hospital transports and cut its Medicare expenses by more than $1.5 million in one year.

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