Technology

Patricia Toledo Technology Expectations EHRs

Consumer expectations of technology are evolving due to a generational shift. Today’s senior living and long-term care residents and their family members are becoming increasingly tech-savvy. Their adeptness with digital solutions continues to grow with new technology. Residents and their families’ use of these tools is expanding rapidly to include staying updated on health and activities, tracking medication, managing important documentation and overseeing finances. Electronic health records (EHRs) can assist in centralizing this information and can conform to the latest customer needs. Residents and their loved ones expect easy access …

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By Jim Oliver, co-founder, Natural Home Solutions LLC Hurricane Lee, Tropical Storm Ophelia and torrential rainfall across the country last autumn season have put more homes, apartments and living facilities at risk for leaking and flooding. Water-saturated structures are prime breeding grounds for mold, but there are ways to prevent, detect and remove it before it becomes a serious issue. For the seniors housing market, taking a proactive approach to mold may be a matter of life and death. As we age, our weakened immune system makes it more difficult to fight …

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By Holly Koch, Director of Marketing Strategy, SmartBug Media If you are in the senior living industry, you’ve noticed a surge in tech-savviness among seniors and their families. The journey to finding the perfect senior living community unfolds online, often starting by doing research on communities and reading reviews to narrow down options.  Recognizing this digital shift, incorporating a reputation management strategy into your digital marketing playbook isn’t optional any longer — it’s a vital component of a thriving community. The shift in senior living marketing strategies Seniors today are more …

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BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — Juniper Communities, a Bloomfield-based owner/operator, has hired Rikki Goldenberg as Catalyst innovation and implementation specialist.  In this newly created position, Goldenberg will play a pivotal role in advancing Juniper’s Catalyst program by spearheading innovation and overseeing its effective implementation. Catalyst is a signature program of Juniper, designed to integrate all resident services under one platform. “Rikki has proven to be an exceptional leader in the healthcare industry, launching programs for startups to complex healthcare organizations,” says Lynn Katzmann, CEO and founder of Juniper. “Her competencies in innovation …

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RALEIGH, N.C. — K4Connect, a Raleigh-based provider of enterprise technologies for the senior living industry, has appointed Mike Weller as CEO.  Weller assumes this role after serving as chief operating officer of K4Connect, and will oversee the company’s growth strategy and continued development of its FusionOS integration and data platform. K4Connect’s co-founder and former CEO, Scott Moody, will continue to work closely with Weller through the transition and will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. “Over the past decade, Jonathan Gould and I embarked on a journey …

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By Stephen Anderson Let’s say the quiet part out loud: providers and aggregators just aren’t friends.  In theory, the relationship between aggregator and provider is mutually beneficial, funneling prospective families right to the doorstep of communities that have spaces to fill. It’s a common and attractive route to growth that’s been proven to work in countless industries. From travel to real estate to insurance, marketplaces for high-value, experiential products exist for a very simple reason: They make the discovery process easier for consumers. A recent Seniorly study revealed that almost …

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Data on occupancy and expenses plays an invaluable role in helping operators understand their business. Still, that data often has a sizable blind spot inside the resident rooms. That gap in knowledge was the topic of a webinar held Oct. 17, titled “Inside the Resident Room: In-Unit Data Helps Seniors Housing Operators Improve Safety & Increase Profitability.” Monitoring company EyeWatch LIVE sponsored the Seniors Housing Business webinar.  The panel of industry experts included Joshua Freitas, chief research officer, CERTUS Senior Living; Susan Coppola, founder and CEO, Benessere Health Advisory; Jesse English of …

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  The Oct. 17 webinar “Inside the Resident Room: In-Unit Data Helps Seniors Housing OperatorsImprove Safety & Increase Profitability“ focused on how resident room data can help seniors housing operators improve patient outcomes and reduce operating costs. During this brief, one-hour discussion, seniors housing industry experts talked about some of the most challenging and important topics facing the world of senior living: staffing crises, ballooning costs, data gathering tactics and increasing resident safety while maintaining their privacy. Listen in to learn more about senior living technology and its role in fall prevention, …

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NEW YORK CITY — SilverAssist, a New York-based provider of senior care resources and solutions, has acquired Oasis Senior Advisors, a national franchise network spanning over 130 locations across the United States. The strategic move was in response to the growing need for comprehensive and personalized senior care solutions in a rapidly aging society, according to SilverAssist. SilverAssist is a comprehensive senior assistance platform, connecting seniors and their families with trustworthy information, expert guidance and quality services to simplify senior life.Founded in 2014 by Tim Evankovich, Oasis Senior Advisors provides …

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LAS VEGAS — ZNest.com, a Las Vegas-based seniors housing referral platform. has acquired Odom Senior Care, which was launched by two-time NBA champion and former reality TV star Lamar Odom earlier this year to provide referral services for senior care. As part of the deal, Odom will assume the position of chief creative officer at ZNest.com. Odom embarked on a mission to demystify the complex world of senior living and care after recognizing the challenges families face when searching for quality, affordable care solutions. Inspired by Odom’s 96-year-old grandmother, Odom …

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