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?
Managed service providers come in many shapes and sizes, and choosing the right one for your organization is incredibly important. Here are six attributes indicative of a quality managed service provider or MSP:
We are thrilled to share with you that Eric Humes, Keystone CEO, was selected by St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of their “Top 100 St. Lousians To Know To Succeed in Business.” Humes has most recently spearheaded Keystone’s merger with sister company, Keystone Technologies. Eric has served as CEO since the conception of the company in 2001.
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.
Telehealth, mHealth, and Beyond: Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life by Keeping Seniors Connected
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.
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.
As Director of Information Security & Compliance at Keystone, Montez Fitzpatrick works every day to be sure that clients and the public are aware of new and threatening security vulnerabilities. Montez has recently updated Keystone clients and staff on a potential threat.
If you plan on undergoing a data conversion project in the near future, you may want to take a close look at your leadership. It is a common misconception that the conversion will take care of itself while the data conversion specialist is performing the transfer. In many cases, there needs to be certain leadership in place that can answer questions quickly and effectively. A data conversion project should not be taken lightly. Believe it or not, the strength of your leadership throughout the project will greatly impact the success of the data conversion project. Here are a few things to consider.
It is no secret that seniors who engage in new learning opportunities are healthier. The terms “lifelong learning” and “use it or lose it” are often found in senior care jargon, but new research is showing that simply working a crossword puzzle will not produce better results. In fact, a study published in Psychological Science showed that in order to make significant cognitive gains, seniors need to actively learn a new skill. This new skill should rely on short and long term memory, and should actively engage the senior throughout the learning process. Senior care communities are turning from passive lectures to more hands on courses utilizing senior technology as a way to keep residents sharp and happy. Beyond the fact that senior technology can provide a new skill to the audience, Boomers and other technologically savvy seniors are seeking out senior care communities that put senior technology at the forefront of programming. Residents can benefit from senior technology programs by introducing any of our favorite education initiatives.