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Science and Technology

Articles on senior living
The following ALFA Update articles are designed to educate and inform the public of science and technology developments in the senior living industry.

3/29/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Science and Technology
The U.S. market for active aging technology includes 85 million Americans, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association and its ...
3/9/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Compliance, Life Safety, Membership, Physical Plant, Policy in the States
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds its state partner in Florida for successfully advocating for legislation enabling ...
3/1/2016
Finance, Science and Technology
A new survey predicts health information technology departments will spend less in 2016, but itís because more have met federal requirements under the...
2/17/2016
Family Caregiver, Investment To Grow, Technology Infrastructure
Memory care caregivers are interested in using emerging new technologies to help them with offering excellent care, but awareness of technologies curr...
1/26/2016
Health Care, Managed Risk, Medication Technology & Informatics
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices, encouraging manufa...
1/19/2016
Life Safety
Silversphere raised the bar on safety standards for its technology by acquiring a UL-2560 listing. This listing delivers high-praise to the safety sta...
12/22/2015
As you begin the new year, make sure you donít miss the biggest senior living stories of 2015. Last yearís most widely read topics include reports on ...
12/2/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicare, Medication Technology & Informatics
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountabi...
11/30/2015
As safety technology tools do their most important job of keeping residents safe, they also offer important cost-saving and marketing advantages.
11/19/2015
Family Caregiver, Life Safety
Family members who care for an aging loved one rely on people and online information, not senior care devices, to assist them Ė and many use nothing a...
11/4/2015
Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the use of antipsy...
10/20/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Social Media
Nearly two-thirds of American adults, or about 65 percent, use social networking sites, up from 7 percent when Pew Research Center began systematicall...
10/13/2015
Life Safety, Physical Plant, Property Management, Risk Management
Although Hurricane Joaquin hit South Carolina hard, causing wide swaths of devastation throughout the state professionally managed senior living commu...
9/23/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The Department of Health and Human Services in concert with more than 35 partners has released a newly updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2...
8/26/2015
cheatsheet, Partnerships, Resident and Family Services, Social Media
Alzheimerís disease is a national crisis: Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimerís disease. Thereís no cure Ė Alzh...
7/21/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Partnerships, Science and Technology
Ride-sharing company Uber launched a program during the White House Conference on Aging to further engage older adults by rolling out a pilot program ...
1/13/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The government is seeking in put on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The Office of the National Coordinators for Health IT is accepting...
12/22/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you donít miss the biggest senior living stories of 2014. Last yearís most widely read topics include innovative ...
12/9/2014
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Science and Technology
A new robot research project hopes to provide a solution for people who have limited hand functionality and who rely on wheelchairs for mobility. Rese...
11/10/2014
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Life Safety, Managed Risk, Security, Technology Infrastructure
Status Solutions of Charlottesville, Va., won in the Information Technology category in 2014 for its SARA eMessenger mobile, or Situational Awareness ...
11/4/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The National Institute on Agingís Office of Special Populations is making efforts to recruit African-Americans for clinical trial recruitment and post...
10/9/2014
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Technology Infrastructure
A new robot research project hopes to provide a solution for people who have limited hand functionality and who rely on wheelchairs for mobility. Rese...
10/1/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Independence, Quality of Life, Science and Technology
The Consumer Electronics Association a few years ago decided it wanted to give back to communities around the country and so created the CEA Foundatio...
6/17/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Award Programs, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology, Senior Living Industry Events
The Assisted Living Federation of Americaís May conference in Phoenix was an outstanding success, complete with education, insight, networking and fun...
5/13/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Managed Risk
The Food and Drug Administration has released a new set of general safety recommendations for patient lifts.
5/1/2014
Featured Magazine Articles, Knowledge Management, Life Safety, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
Having embraced technologies for caregiving, marketing, and security for some time now, senior living providers jump to the next level with more sophi...
4/30/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Social Media
The likelihood of developing Alzheimerís or Parkinsonís disease is much greater for sufferers of a restless sleep disorder, according to new research....
4/15/2014
cheatsheet, Growth Strategies, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Strategy
Some families begin to look for assisted living communities as a place for mom or dad to call home within a timeline of a few weeks while others may s...
3/25/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Family Relations, Physical Plant, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Social Media
A new wave of tech start-ups seeks to provide products and services helpful to seniors and their caregivers, PBS NewsHour reports. Itís a potential bi...
3/1/2014
cheatsheet, Executive Focus Group, Featured Magazine Articles, Knowledge Management, Science and Technology, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
Itís not too late to improve your digital well-being and keep information thieves at bay. 1. Determine whether your company is a HIPAA-covered entity....