Senior Technology With Staying Power

Emerging out of the pandemic are some unique tech tools that have become part of everyday life at many senior living communities. By Eric Taub It’s often said that seniors and technology don’t mix. Whether it’s remembering how to use…

Using Technology to Address Challenges Exposed by COVID

COVID-19 made clear the need to overhaul technology capabilities in senior living facilities everywhere. The next wave of senior care’s tech evolution will encompass what the pandemic highlighted: a need for technologies that not only enhance residents’ physical safety, but…

Volara Launches Video Calling Tablets for 9,000 Residents

NEW YORK CITY — Volara, a New York-based tech company, has delivered 9,000 Google Nest Hub Max devices to more than 300 seniors housing communities to allow residents to video call with family. Volara connects each device to the residents’…

RealPage to Acquire G5 Search Marketing

RICHARDSON, Texas, and BEND, Ore. — RealPage Inc., a Richardson-based provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, has agreed to acquire G5 Search Marketing, Inc. (“G5”), a digital marketing, advertising and analytics provider. Both companies work…

Four Tech Trends for Your Next Seniors Housing Project

By Derek Jones, Deputy Technology never stops evolving. Many senior living operators are striving to implement the latest tech in current or upcoming projects. This is especially true following the COVID-19 pandemic. We can all remember the havoc caused by…

Robots to the Rescue?

Technology can replace some functions in senior living, but not human connection. By Serena Lipton, JLL Valuation & Advisory Services “The COVID-19 crisis has created a tremendous opportunity for the industry to evolve into a new set of realities. More…

The New Paradigm in Active Adult Marketing

By Pete Angus, United Group of Companies If you build it, they will come… You were thinking “Field of Dreams,” the classic baseball film where ghosts of the legends of baseball yesteryear come to play on Ray Kinsella’s field, right?…

Post-Pandemic Considerations for Acquisitions and Renovations

By Sarah Daniels Planning ahead is never easy, but in the world of senior living construction, acquisitions and renovations, it makes everything that follows easier — and often more cost effective in the long term. The need to future-proof seniors housing…

Smart Technology Makes an Impact on Seniors

By Adrian Adriano, Xfinity Communities Over the past year, COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements have accelerated the adoption of smart technologies by seniors looking to remain connected with their loved ones. In fact, according to data from a recent AARP…

Sentrics Forms Inaugural Product Advisory Council for Acute Care Division

DALLAS — Sentrics, a Dallas-based technology company, has formed an inaugural Product Advisory Council (PAC) for its acute care division, serving hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. The PAC, which will help leadership translate market trends into product direction and high-level…

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…