Cybersecurity in Senior Care: Mitigating Risks and Ensuring Data Privacy for Aging Communities

Cybersecurity is an ever-increasing concern today, as the growing reliance on digital technologies exposes individuals and organizations ... Read More »

Addressing Common Technology Security Issues in Senior Care Settings

Identifying and solving vulnerabilities can help a facility protect resident privacy and safety and ensure continuous operations. Read More »

The Promise of Voice Tech in Senior Living: A Q&A with Fahad Aziz of Caremerge

Fahad Aziz is CTO and cofounder of Caremerge, an EHR and engagement platform for senior living. Here, he shares his insights on the state of voice technology in senior living communities and how smart speakers can impact resident and community well-being. Read More »

Protecting Your Residents From Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation or abuse of older adults occurs when a person’s resources are used by another for personal profit or gain, or actions are taken that deprive an older person of his or her rightful benefits. No one is immune. This sort of theft can happen to anyone, regardless of social standing or education levels. Read More »

5 Steps to Preventing Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks can cause big consequences for senior care facilities. So how can you help prevent cyberattacks? Follow these five steps. Read More »

Connecting with a church

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church. Read More »

Person-centered care improves resident satisfaction

Care that’s personal is more impactful, according to a new study in JAMDA.  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 »

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 »

When domestic violence comes to work

Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep. Read More »

When domestic violence doesn’t stay at home

Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep. Read More »

Altered space

Fresh air is good for the lungs and going out can do the soul a world of good, resident blogger Kathleen Mears writes.  Read More »

HIPAA privacy meets BYOD

Communication devices are everywhere. Indiscriminate use of “bring your own device” policies can threaten privacy for residents and your organization. Read More »

When privacy matters

There are times when a resident just needs to be alone. But can what goes on behind locked doors compromise safety? Read More »

Ability to access online medical records trumps privacy concerns

A new survey reveals those with chronic conditions want to access online records despite privacy risks.  Read More »

Nurses’ station renovations give staff needed privacy

A barn style doorway leaves just enough room for the medicine carts to pass through. The other side has a sliding glass window where residents can ask questions or use the telephone. Read More »

CNA uses Facebook to violate resident privacy, dignity

All of the policy in the world likely would not stop someone from going as heinously rogue as this nursing assistant. That type of behavior considers neither rules nor decorum and should be met with zero tolerance on the part of employers. Read More »

Physician visits and resident privacy

Though I have lived in nursing homes for many years, I have struggled to get used to how certain doctors conduct themselves during their monthly Read More »

When Do Privacy Violations Become News?

You may have seen the breathless news reports about Kaiser Permanente’s disciplining of twenty-three employees for unauthorized access to Nadya Read More »