Just as the tablet has gained currency in the consumer market, a strong case can be made for these versatile devices in senior housing.
Smartphones have revolutionized many aspects of our society, creating an always-on culture where communication, work, and entertainment are blending together. So, it’s not surprising that mobile technology would also be changing how we access and use health resources.
Telehealth in its essence is nothing too complicated. The premise is that caregivers may use a range of telecommunications technologies and other digital tools to deliver health-related services and information. Wedded as we are to technology as a means of communication, this hardly seems earthshaking.
Tech savvy seniors are finding a better connection with medical professionals and clinicians through the use of mHealth applications. These seniors, and sometimes their families, are able to ask questions, follow up with concerns, and even learn more about preventative health recommendations with the touch, swipe, or click on their smart phones. Senior living communities are noticing this turn toward mHealth opportunities and are racing to set up efficient networks and private platforms that can optimize the experience.
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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.”
As healthcare evolves, CFOs and business owners are continually looking for ways to increase revenue and decrease costs. In a market crowded with solutions promising to help collect bills faster and shorten the revenue cycle, evidence also shows there are proactive steps that can be taken to improve the bottom line through investing in and maintaining technology. Here are five ways technology can help improve your bottom line:
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. Read More