Just as the tablet has gained currency in the consumer market, a strong case can be made for these versatile devices in senior housing.
According to the Census Bureau, there are now 44 million people in the United States age 65 and older. But thanks to the Baby Boomer generation, that number is expected to double by 2050. To be ready for that surging level of retirees, senior living organizations need to act now to put services, functions, and amenities in place that cater to Boomers.
Eleven thousand Baby Boomers are retiring each day, according to the Pew Research Center. And they are unmistakably ready to embrace life and the advances in technology that are rendering life and well-being more complete. Is senior living ready for mHealth solutions? The answer is resoundingly, “yes.”
In their efforts to stay current, seniors often are held back by the “digital divide” – the inability to effectively access the latest technology capabilities. One potential fix: The simple tablet.
With competition fierce among local senior care communities, executives are always on the lookout for ways to set a community apart from the rest. Beyond positively affecting the bottom line through increased referrals and marketing, finding ways to create a niche within an industry will bring more potential residents through the doors. Lately, executives have been exploring ways to bring technology to the forefront of senior communities. However, there is more than social media workshops and free WiFi access to a well thought out technology program for a senior community. The answer to a competitive edge may just be telehealth. Continue reading “4 Reasons Telehealth Services Give Senior Living a Competitive Edge”
Technology continues to drastically change the face of healthcare, and in turn, senior care. Communities that serve aging adults are scrambling to roll out technology based initiatives to keep up with industry standards and resident demand. Electronic Medical Records and resident WiFi access is just the tip of the senior technology iceberg. Most recently, mHealth solutions are starting to peak the interest of potential residents, professional referral sources, and senior care executives. But what is all the buzz really about, and will residents even entertain the idea of mHealth in the first place?
The blog has become a familiar fixture in the world of internet communications – but what exactly is it? Blogs are best described as quick hits of information. Typically a blog is updated frequently offering brief, informative glimpses into specialized or niche areas of interest.
As your senior living organization operates and expands, there are numerous capital expenditures that you’re likely to have in the budget, such as funds for new buildings, renovations to existing spaces, HVAC implementation and maintenance, and purchase of new equipment.
Senior living executives who want to meet the challenging goals of increasing the level of resident satisfaction, increasing resident retention, keeping residents safer and healthier—all while saving money—will want to strongly consider telehealth solutions. Download this free eBook to learn how telehealth and mHealth benefit senior living communities and why industry leaders are turning to these solutions as key components of their comprehensive care technology plans.
Continue reading “Telehealth, mHealth, and Beyond: Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life by Keeping Seniors Connected”
Thanks to smartphones, seniors have a wealth of new tools available at their fingertips, including a range of apps designed to help them stay on top of their health. Various apps encourage exercise, track medications and deliver information on ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Most can be customized to a user’s particular needs, making it easy to get just the guidance one may need.