Wearables

Elderly consumers support robotic aids for ADLs

A study reveals that the elderly are supportive of using robotic aids to help with activities of daily living.  Read More »

GPS shoe redesigned for Alzheimer’s patients

The company that created GPS-embedded shoes is now focusing on keeping residents with Alzheimer's disease safer.  Read More »

Hearing enhancement technology goes stylish

A baseball cap fitted with a device that uses bone conduction technology offers new options for the hearing impaired.  Read More »

Pressure ulcer prevention program uses new patient monitor

Wireless patient monitoring technology serves as the centerpiece for a pressure ulcer prevention program.  Read More »

Silent locks & access control in LTC

As LTC design spaces become more “open,” access control becomes a much more important part of LTC facility strategy.  Read More »

3 steps to conquering the fear of falling

Trepidation about tripping? Most seniors who have taken a tumble once, will develop a fear of falling again. Helping seniors to overcome the fear of falling starts with a deep understanding of what scares them--and then empowering them to change it. Read More »

AT&T designs automated mobile falls management system

When an older person falls, it’s crucial to call caregivers immediately. But what if the caregiver could call the senior, no matter where they fell? Read More »

Is renovation always a good thing?

Every year a group of multi-disciplinary professionals gather to discuss Design Showcase submissions for the Environments for Aging review. Inevitably, during the discussion, a common theme appears. This year was no exception: Is renovation always a good thing? Read More »

Beyond fall prevention: Solving the hip fracture crisis

When is a fracture not just a fracture? When it’s a hip fracture. Hip fractures in the elderly can have devastating consequences. Read More »

Mobile IT applications

The use of mobile information technology (IT) to assist healthcare professionals in making treatment decisions at the point of care is expected to Read More »

Groups blast Medicare cuts

Even as the federal government proposes Medicare and Medicaid spending cuts for 2009, long-term care organizations are pushing to reform the Read More »