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CAST | January 14, 2022 | by Donna Childress

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PointClickCare Announces Partnership With Sound Physicians to Deliver Fully Integrated Virtual Health

TechDecisions reported that PointClickCare, a leader in cloud-based healthcare software for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) market, has partnered with Sound Physicians, a national physician partner to hospitals, post-acute providers, physician groups, and payers, to offer a fully integrated virtual health solution to LTPAC healthcare providers based in the U.S. PointClickCare is a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus.

For the past 20 years, PointClickCare has built innovative technology solutions for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior living communities (SLs) to better connect providers and their care teams, enable greater collaboration across the care continuum, and help them become greater catalysts for change, all for the benefit of their patients. 

Sound Physicians brings over two decades of high-performing and affordable care models built on physician leadership, clinical process, technology, and analytics to the partnership. They are the only nationally-scaled physician group currently providing telemedicine to SNFs, and their post-acute programs have reduced hospital readmissions by 30%.

iN2L Announces Latest Winners of Communities That Shine Awards

LeadingAge Bronze Partner with CAST Focus iN2L has announced six new winners in its 2021 Communities That Shine Awards program. In its first year, the program celebrates the company’s most forward-thinking and innovative senior living community partners.
 
iN2L’s content-driven engagement solution enables purposeful enrichment and nurtures meaningful social connections that prove essential to overall resident satisfaction and well-being, said the PR Newswire release. This year’s Communities That Shine recipients have leveraged iN2L’s solutions in innovative ways to provide exceptional community experiences that empower residents to live life with meaning and purpose.
 
Said Jack York, iN2L Co-Founder, “The Communities That Shine winners exemplify why we founded the company 22 years ago: to bring joy, connection, and purpose to the lives of older adults.”

Perkins Eastman Principal Hoglund Shares Thoughts on Future of Senior Living

Perkins Eastman Principal J. David Hoglund was quoted in McKnight's Senior Living, in an article on Love & Co.’s 2021 Seniors Housing Trends report. A LeadingAge Bronze Partner with CAST Focus, Perkins Eastman provides design that starts and ends with people, from visioning and planning to architecture and interiors.
 
Changing consumer provides opportunities for life plan communities: report” highlighted that the pandemic has caused senior living to reconsider how communities are designed and operated. The pandemic has also increased use of technology, in response to changing expectations among prospects and residents.
 
“The community has a responsibility — especially with COVID-19 changing things — to provide safe visitation spaces and make other long-term investments that make the community relevant to prospects,” Hoglund wrote. Such investments could include reconfiguring outdoor visitation spaces or adopting a small home model, he told McKnight's Senior Living.