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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.

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...
10/1/2014
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....
2/26/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Science and Technology
A Health and Human Services Department office this week issued proposals for the 2015 edition of electronic health record technology certification cri...
2/11/2014
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Science and Technology
A volunteer at Clare Bridge, a Brookdale Senior Living community in Overland Park, Kansas, writes in the Huffington Post about the 10 things people wi...
2/4/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Project Lifesaver CEO Gene Saunders learned more than a few things during his career as a police captain and SWAT team commander, including that findi...
1/29/2014
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Life Safety, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Can you imagine a way to show older adults with dementia that a stove burner has been left on or is too hot to touch? What about a better way to teach...
1/23/2014
Brand Strategy, Branding, CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Family Relations, Investment To Grow, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Social Media
Social media acceptance among seniors and their families has gone from a lukewarm embrace to a full-scale bear hug. As older Americans and their child...
1/23/2014
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a set of guides and interactive tools to help health care providers more safely use electroni...
1/7/2014
Investment To Grow, Life Safety, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Social Media, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Aging is often discussed in terms of problems such high healthcare costs, but there should be more talk of the longevity dividend such as the experien...
1/2/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you donít miss the biggest senior living stories of 2013. Last yearís most widely read topics include public poli...
12/23/2013
Life Safety, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure
The past year has seen an increasing willingness among senior living providers to embrace various forms of technology to drive operational efficiencie...
12/23/2013
Hereís a list of the most widely read articles of 2013 in Senior Living Executive magazine online.
12/17/2013
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Hearings, Life Safety, Medication Management
Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging pointedly asked the Food and Drug Administration why it has failed to spur the development of a simpl...
11/20/2013
Lead Generation, Science and Technology
SeniorHomes.com, an online resource for families searching for senior care and housing, today announced the Winners and Top Rated communities in its B...
11/12/2013
Accessiblity Issues, Community Awareness and Education, Hearings, Life Safety, Transporation
The state of Florida has more than 325,000 drivers who are over the age of 85 and those swelling ranks could be harbingers of things to come across th...
11/6/2013
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Reports, Research, Science and Technology
New data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities show most residential care communities do not use electronic records. In 2010...
11/1/2013
Featured Magazine Articles, Knowledge Management, Life Safety, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
New features allow caregivers to respond to alarms, track residents (as well as colleagues), and collect data from smartphones and other mobile device...
10/8/2013
Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk, Medication Technology & Informatics, Partnerships, Science and Technology, Strategy
The senior living industry has been met with a host of technology solutions that help not only drive efficiencies from a business and operations stand...
10/1/2013
Featured Magazine Articles, Knowledge Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
Todayís operational software solutions offer more benefits, bells, and whistles than ever before, but is it enough for operators with complex needs?
9/24/2013
Accessiblity Issues, Community Awareness and Education, Independence, Science and Technology
The Stanford Center on Longevity introduced a new competition that asks college students to design products and services to help improve the lives of ...
9/11/2013
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Life Safety, Managed Risk, Reports, Research, Science and Technology, Security
Using a series of carefully tuned wireless sensors, researchers from the University of Utah have created a system that can determine when a senior suf...
9/11/2013
Best of the Best Awards, Dining, Knowledge Management, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Brookdale Senior Living has 20 years of experience in resolving the day-to-day challenges that can arise in food service, dining, and hospitality. Now...