Standard IT infrastructure usually consists of hardware that includes servers, computers, data centers, switches, hubs, and routers. It also includes software, which encompasses an array of applications, and networks that provide the access to the Internet. IT infrastructure also requires people to provide the planning, design, maintenance, and support for IT.
Today’s senior living spaces require a well-planned infrastructure that includes network-optimizing appliances and advanced wireless design to effectively and securely connect networks while also integrating voice, video, and data needs. Front-end UI/UX software development, sensor integration, server, storage and networking technology, advanced routing, and switching capabilities are also key for organizations that want to stay ahead of their competition and offer the highest levels of care and service. Continue reading “What Kind of Infrastructure Does Senior Living Need?”
The nonprofit organization TED aims to spread great ideas in tiny, bite-sized morsels. The Internet now is home to thousands of “TED Talks,” short video segments touching on every aspect of life – and they are wildly popular. Continue reading “Top 7 TED Talks to Improve Senior Living Outcomes”
Of all categories of senior care, it could be argued that memory care is one where emerging technologies may make the biggest difference in improving residents’ quality of life. For example, memory care residents often are unable to express their needs clearly, so technologies that aid communication, detect changes in health status and cognition, or help staff to know when a resident is most lucid, all have great potential to empower providers to serve their residents better.
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Too frequently, “care for frail older people is reactive, fragmented and does not meet patients’ needs,” say the authors of a recently published study on the benefits of proactive care for the elderly. Indeed, a reactive approach towards senior care has been dominant in the industry for decades due to the inherently demanding nature of the business. Without the tools, technologies and managerial perspectives to promote proactive care, providers have historically found that attending to residents’ immediate care needs commanded almost all of their resources.
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