Month: November 2015

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. Read More

How Technology Can Predict and Prevent Falls in Senior Living

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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3 Steps To Prepare for OCR HIPAA Audits

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced its intention to begin its second round of HIPAA audits. Slated to begin in 2016, the initiative will include both on-site and desk audits and will focus on areas of poor compliance found in initial audits. Audits will cover hospitals, healthcare providers, health plans and businesses. This round of compliance audits will include 200-300 limited scope desk audits to create a sample base of covered entities to ensure HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Notification Rules compliance.

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

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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