Congratulate CAST members on new partnerships, services, and honors.
CAST Partners Announced as Future Leaders and Sponsors of Prestigious Awards
Aging Media Network has announced the Future Leaders Class of 2023, showcasing the most promising talent in the behavioral health, home health and home care, hospice and palliative care, senior housing, and skilled nursing industries. LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus PointClickCare is the exclusive sponsor for the 2023 behavioral health, senior housing, and skilled nursing awards.
Aging Media recognizes dynamic leaders, aged 40 and under, who are making a push to define the future of aging America. Each nominee’s vision is unique, but they are all centered on improving customer experience and health outcomes above all else. Professionals at two CAST partners are being honored.
Hospice & Palliative Care: Anthony Spano – Director of Client Development, Netsmart, a LeadingAge Bronze Partner with CAST Focus.
Sentrics Offers New Mobile Personal Emergency Response System
Leading technology provider Sentrics and Freeus, a Becklar company, have partnered to bring the belle series x mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) to the Ensure life safety solution. The belle series x expands Sentrics offerings to include a pendant that operates through a cellular network, allowing for expanded range inside and outside of communities. GlobeNewswire carried the announcement. Sentrics is a LeadingAge Bronze Partner with CAST Focus.
The agreement brings together two industry leaders in the senior living and medical alert industries. With over 7,500 communities, Sentrics is the leading provider of technology solutions that cater to the senior living industry, and Freeus is an award-winning wholesale provider of mobile medical alerts and personal safety systems serving more than 700,000 subscribers.
Sentrics has also announced that senior living community Plymouth Place will become a full Sentrics360, client, adding Sentrics Entertain℠ TV and Sentrics Ensure℠ RTLS Life Safety system to enhance their residents’ safety and experience.
This strategic partnership represents a significant milestone in the senior living industry, as it integrates resident engagement, TV services, and life safety, said a GlobeNewsWire release. This solution gives Plymouth Place invaluable visibility into residents’ activities, while improving communication and streamlining staff workflows. McKnight’s Senior Living featured the news in “Senior tech giant expands fall-detection, grows client base.”
Cypress Living’s Onsite Primary Care Practice Is Featured
At Cypress Living, Microsoft Teams connects health care providers and family members in care discussions. Microsoft Teams helps supplement the use of electronic health records, according to Joe Velderman, Vice President of Innovation and a LeadingAge CAST Commissioner. Telepresence carts with camera and otoscopes give care teams mobility, and remote patient monitoring tools assess respiratory and sleep issues.
CAST Vice President Scott Code told HealthTech that more senior care organizations are tapping the flexibility of virtual care, and improving digital access for appointment scheduling and check-ins, as they bring primary care services into their communities.
OATS by AARP Graduates 160 Older Adults from Tech Training Course
More than 160 people ages 60 and up have graduated from a program to increase access to and understanding of technology, thanks to a partnership between Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) by AARP and the City of San Antonio’s Department of Human Services.
They provided tablets, Internet access, tech support, and a five-week technology training course at senior centers across San Antonio. A 15-week online digital nutrition intervention for older adults followed the technology program. The AARP Foundation is a LeadingAge CAST Patron. UTSA Today carried the news.