Personalizing Wellness: Using Data to Promote Resident Health

Seniors housing technology has long been focused on health and safety — keeping residents safe from falls, managing medicines and addressing health changes that require a doctor’s oversight. But the future of seniors housing may lie more in the direction

Atria Senior Living Hires Chris Nall as Chief Technology Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Atria Senior Living has appointed technology executive Chris Nall to the position of chief technology officer (CTO). Atria also announced that current Ali Sareea, currently executive vice president and chief information officer at Atria, has been named

New Technologies Help Blunt Impact of Pandemic

Operators leverage advancements in COVID-19 testing, telehealth and social media to protect mental and physical well-being of residents. By Eric Taub While the COVID-19 pandemic forced the nation to institute physical isolation to save lives, it’s a tragic irony that

NIC Expands Data Capabilities by Acquiring Analytics Platform VisionLTC

ANNAPOLIS, Md., and RALEIGH, N.C. — The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) has acquired Raleigh-based VisionLTC, a data analytics platform serving the seniors hosuing industry. Together, Annapolis-based NIC and VisionLTC are creating a new company called

Allbridge Launches Vista Managed Services Platform

RALEIGH, N.C. — Allbridge, a Raleigh-based provider of technology solutions for senior living properties, has unveiled its new managed services platform designed to meet the evolving needs of senior living communities. The platform, called Vista, connects residents and staff through

How to Stay One Step Ahead of Increasing Technology Needs

A smarter tech strategy requires a future-flexible network. By Deanna MacCormac, Corning Optical Communications Telehealth, resident tablet programs, touchless building automation, reliable high-speed Internet, campus-wide communications, remote-monitoring, wearables, sanitation robots — all of these technologies are becoming an important part

Enquire Adds Craig Riley as Chief Information Security Officer

DENVER — Enquire, a Denver-based software company offering cloud customer relationship management (CRM), marketing automation and contact center solutions for senior living communities, has hired Craig Riley as chief information security officer. Riley will be responsible for establishing and maintaining

Sentrics Adds Industry Thought Leader Bob Kramer to Advisory Council

CHICAGO — Sentrics, a Chicago-based technology company serving seniors housing, has added Robert Kramer to its Advisory Council. Kramer is the co-founder and former CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Broadly recognized as one

OneDay Technology Platform Hires Allegro Executive Eric Varin

DALLAS — OneDay, a Dallas-based technology company offering video storytelling within senior living communities, has hired Eric Varin as vice president of client success and Victoria Repice as vice president of product. The company also promoted Deena Naccarella from vice

COVID Reveals Opportunities for New Industries to Serve Older Adults

The pandemic has turned some technologies from optional amenities into operational necessities. By Jonathan Gould, K4Connect COVID has brought countless industries to a halt and caused companies to rethink how they continue to meet the needs of their customers while


Webinar: Marketing Strategies for Senior Living Operators

  The Seniors Housing Business webinar “Marketing Strategies for Senior Living Operators — Survey Results Reveal How Customer Journey Has Changed,” allowed panelists to delve deeply into the following topics: Managing sales and marketing efforts in the current environment Lessons to implement in

How Do We Protect Seniors from Airborne Particles?

Technology such as needlepoint bipolar ionization can help keep residents safe. By Julie Fields Seniors housing occupancy rates have hit an all-time low.  The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) announced that the average occupancy rate for

How to Keep Residents ‘In Tune’ During Quarantine

Music programming can relieve isolation while still enforcing safety measures. By Amy Jeffs, Status Solutions Before the pandemic, senior living residents were already dealing with the burdens of social isolation and loneliness. One study even found that over half of

Kare Hires Steph Kolbo as Chief Growth Officer

HOUSTON — Kare, a digital labor marketplace for post-acute and senior care based in Houston, has hired Steph Kolbo as chief growth officer. Kolbo joins Kare after a decade at NRC Health, a healthcare customer intelligence company. She led growth

OdessaConnect Hires Jessica Heck as Chief Business Development Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — OdessaConnect, a seniors housing technology platform based in Louisville and formerly known as myFamilyChannel, has hired Jessica Heck as chief business development officer. Heck was most recently chief strategy officer for Blake Management Group. She has already

VCTV, Touchtown Join Forces in Seniors Housing Tech Merger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Unigue, a Nashville technology provider and the parent company of seniors housing tech platform Touchtown, has acquired Visitor & Community Television Corp. (VCTV), which specializes in communication technology. The combined VCTV and Touchtown team will operate under

Webinar: Operators Should Prepare for COVID-19 Long Haul

Seniors housing operators have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic through a variety of changed procedures, such as increased infection protocols, limited visitations and meal deliveries. Now, the next step is to make sure those procedures are sustainable for the long