Building the IT Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Senior Living Communities

Building the IT Infrastructure for Tomorrow's Senior Living Communities

GUIDE + CHECKLIST

With thousands of baby boomers retiring every day, it’s only a matter of time until this technologically savvy group makes their way into the senior care continuum. Will your senior living community be prepared with the technical amenities – and underlying IT infrastructure – they expect?

Changing with the times is not an option, and it’s becoming critical to plan ahead and implement the IT infrastructure necessary to support expanded health, care, and quality of life technology the next generation of residents will expect. To help you navigate and prepare for these changes hitting the senior living industry and keep (or gain) your competitive edge, we’ve created the Building the IT Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Senior Living Communities guide and checklist. Continue reading “Building the IT Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Senior Living Communities”

Why Senior Living Resident Retention In 2016 Is a Whole New Ballgame

Resident retention is always high on the list of priorities for senior housing operators. Keeping rooms occupied ensures a steady income stream and is an indicator of resident wellness and satisfaction. Turnover on the other hand inevitably equates to lost revenue and missed opportunities.

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How Technology Can Predict and Prevent Falls in Senior Living

Fall prevention is a hot topic in any senior living community. While great strides have been made in fall prevention techniques and guidelines, the CDC reports that about 1,800 seniors die each year as a result of injuries sustained during a fall. For senior care executives and clinical practitioners who work within a senior living community, falls not only negatively affect the quality of life of the residents but also the bottom line of the community. Residents who fall can end up in the hospital for long, unplanned visits, and complications from the fall can lead the resident to end up in another level of care.

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How Senior Living Operators Can Worry Less About Resident Retention

Resident retention is always among the foremost business concerns for a senior housing operator, and with good reason. According to the most recent numbers, the median annual resident turnover across all assisted living residences stands at nearly 50 percent. Other forms of senior housing have historically shown similar figures.

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3 Ways Technology is Changing the Face of Aging in Senior Living

By any measure, technology has been the defining driver of social change in the past hundred years. In the coming decades the same tools that have utterly reshaped the way we work and play will come to bear in the area of aging. The tools of technology will change what it means to be a senior in America.

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Why Timed Up And Go No Longer Makes the Grade in Fall Prevention

The Timed Up and Go test (TUG) is a well-known assessment of fall risk, especially with the senior population. While the TUG is easy and quick to perform, and does give practitioners a baseline glimpse into the senior’s fall risk, it should no longer be used as the only fall risk assessment in senior care communities.

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Six Ways Senior Living Must Change to Attract the Next Generation of Residents

For years, the senior living industry has prepared for the Boomer generation. Investors and executives worked together to build communities that they thought Boomers would love. But as Boomers have started to age, many new senior communities sit empty. Where is the elusive Boomer, and why are they not moving into senior care communities that were so carefully crafted for them?

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5 Technologies to Help Residents Connect with Family During the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches we think about togetherness, and the challenges that sometimes accompany it in modern life. It’s hard to make time to be together. For many of us physical distances makes closeness even more difficult to achieve. When mom and dad and siblings all reside in different states, togetherness can seem all but impossible.

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Is your Senior Living IT infrastructure up to snuff? 4 Ways to tell.

Today’s seniors expect their senior living home to use the best technology for their comfort and safety, and wise senior living executives will find a way to ensure they meet those expectations with the best in leading-edge software and innovative infrastructure. A good infrastructure will ensure that a senior living home is providing exceptional quality of care, thus ensuring quality of life.

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Building a Boomer-Friendly Senior Community? Don’t forget about IT.

The baby boom that followed World War II has become an age boom, as more than 10,000 Boomers turn 65 every day. Senior living organizations are now positioning themselves to take full advantage of increased demand for senior housing caused by this “silver tsunami”, and the pace of new senior housing construction has picked up considerably since a lull during the recent recession. But successfully meeting the demand of aging boomers involves more than inventory and an “if you build it, they will come” approach to growth. Boomers are drawn to features and amenities that differ from those that attracted earlier generations of senior living residents, particularly in the case of technology.

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