Month: February 2016

Why Social Media May Hold a Key to Reducing Senior Resident Depression

Isolation is not a new issue when it comes to senior care. Unfortunately, reasons that vary from loss to mobility can lead more seniors to seek solace alone than with a group of peers. This isolation can quickly lead to depression, and other serious issues like a continued lack of mobility or memory issues. However, while isolation and depression are not new senior issues, there are plenty of advances being made in the technological realm that are quite new. New approaches to giving seniors a feeling of connectedness and engagement are now just a click, or a “like”, away. This new senior social media is a wise tool to add to your toolbox for combatting depression.

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Why Social Media May Hold a Key to Reducing Senior Resident Depression

Helping Senior Housing Residents Navigate The World Of Social Media

The world of social media isn’t just for the millennial generation any more. In fact, Facebook activity shows that the largest demographic for new accounts is those over the age of 60. The Boomers are stepping out of their comfort zones and heading into social media space to keep up with friends, family, and current events. Senior social media is a growing space where senior living communities are sometimes hesitant to join.

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Helping Senior Housing Residents Navigate The World Of Social Media

Keystone Technologies Hires Leading Data Conversion Specialist

Chip Caraway Brings Expertise to Health IT Company’s Initiative to Expand Its Services

ST. LOUIS, MO–(February 22, 2016) –  Keystone Technologies, a leading force in health IT and senior care technology solutions, announced it has hired data conversion specialist Chip Caraway as a Data Architect. The move is part of a larger initiative by Keystone Technologies to expand its data conversion services.

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Resident Isolation in Senior Living: Is Technology the Solution?

Senior care professionals know that while science proves that isolation for aging adults can lead to increased depression and even memory loss acceleration, it can still be difficult to bring residents out of their apartments and into the life of the community. Residents move into a community for many unique reasons, but healthy socialization may not be at the top of their priority lists. Instead, seniors may isolate due to illness, decreased mobility, self esteem issues, or an introverted personality.

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Resident Isolation in Senior Living: Is Technology the Solution?
What Socially Engaged Residents Mean for Your Senior Living Profits

What Socially Engaged Residents Mean for Your Senior Living Profits

When it comes to generating profits in senior housing, some things are obvious. Manage food service closely and you’ll surely drive down costs. Schedule carefully to keep staffing levels appropriate.

Some choices are less obvious, though. Many operators many not realize, for instance, that social engagement among residents connects directly to one’s ability to turn a profit. While most recognize the need for residents to be socially engaged, the imperative to keep seniors connected to friends and loved ones, they may not see this as a business imperative. Read More