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SNFs look to telemedicine for improved care, Medicare cost cuts

August 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

House bill would allow groups to use telemedicine for long-term care

August 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Proponents say using the technology to expand care access in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) could significantly reduce hospital admissions from by permitting Medicare to enter into value-based care arrangements with medical groups to provide care via...

Raleigh startup hopes to use AI to analyze, treat Alzheimer's

July 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Raleigh start-up that has created an AI-based system to collect data and offer advice on the treatment of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease says it’s now working to expand the number of clinics it works with.

Good start, long road ahead for smart tech in skilled nursing facilities

July 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Voice technology has promise in senior care, but skilled nursing providers and residents need to keep their expectations tempered, one expert says.

Social faux pas: nursing home employees fired for sharing pictures of residents to mobile app

July 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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UR Medicine Thompson Health in Canandaigua has fired employees the health system said were involved in taking and sharing photos on social media of residents of the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center without the permission of the residents.

Long-term care collaboration is key, experts say

June 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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John Derr, a consultant and former senior vice president and CIO/CTO for Golden Living Centers, spoke Monday at the Long Term & Post Acute Care Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

Wearable rehabilitation technology awarded $1.6 million National Institute on Aging grant

June 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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APDM Wearable Technologies has been awarded a National Institute on Aging SBIR Phase II grant totaling $1.6 million to commercialize a real-time biofeedback system.

Virtual Dementia Tour provides a 20-minute dementia experience

June 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The 20-minute experience simulates the effects of aging and dementia, giving the viewer the opportunity to walk in the loved one’s shoes.

Speaking up: tech firms and AARP partner on voice tech for seniors

June 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Two voice technology startups are partnering with AARP to personalize care for older patients with diabetes.

Video game connects players to dementia

June 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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When you’re playing Before I Forget, wandering around a house inspecting everyday objects, trying to trigger a memory, it feels like a lot of narrative-driven video games: you’re attempting to piece together a story using clues left behind.

New study shows huge resident, provider interest in new technology

June 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A fund targeting investment companies that are improving the aging experience—including through technology, home-based care and data analytics—has recently closed, with the backing of roughly 100 not-for-profit senior housing providers and specialty...

Medicare's telemedicine options change the future for seniors

June 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nearly 9 in 10 adults ages 40 and over would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one, says a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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