CAST Welcomes New Supporter and Business Associates

This month, CAST announces that Caremerge has become a CAST Supporter. Caremerge provides EHR and Engagement solutions to senior living providers that promote wellness and inspire collaboration between residents, staff and families. Its simple and user-friendly solutions improve quality of care while improving quality of time spent with residents and families. Caremerge believes in a friction-less client care model that creates long-lasting partnerships with successful outcomes. Caremerge has solutions applicable to all service levels and currently supports over 430 senior living communities nationwide.

Josh Studzinski, VP of marketing at Caremerge, is a new CAST Commissioner. Studzinski has spent the last 10 years in B2B technology organizations driving growth through marketing, demand generation, and digital transformation. He currently leads the go-to-market strategy, branding, and event strategy at Caremerge.

CAST also welcomes four new Business Associates:

JNL Technologies: JNL is a leading manufacturer of wander management, access control, and nurse call technology in the senior housing market. Its mission is to protect residents and the caregiving staff that serve them. JNL accomplishes this by providing communities with cost-competitive, comprehensive, secure, and cutting-edge technology platforms that provide the tools for better care and safe environments.

WatchGuard Technologies: For over 20 years, WatchGuard has pioneered cutting-edge cyber security technology and delivered it as easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. With industry-leading network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services, WatchGuard enables more than 80,000 small and midsize enterprises from around the globe to protect their most important assets. 

Wellzesta: Wellzesta makes intelligent software for purposeful living and helps seniors live independently with confidence. Its solutions include comprehensive benefits for senior living and home care. Platforms include Visualize (communication and engagement), Connect (family and friends), Life (community engagement and wellness), Health (personal health and wellness), and Thrive (person-centered workforce retention).

Ziegler Appoints New Members to Healthcare Advisory Committee

National specialty investment bank Ziegler, a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus, has added Hugh Greene and Robert Kramer to the Ziegler Healthcare Advisory Committee (ZHAC). The ZHAC is an independent group of industry experts who play a key role in advancing the firm’s growth strategies and diverse practice areas within the broad healthcare services and IT sectors, according to Yahoo! Finance.
The new ZHAC members join an elite group of healthcare experts, who are tasked with offering ideas challenging assumptions to advance Ziegler's growth initiatives and prioritization of capital allocation.
Greene is the retired president and CEO of Baptist Health, a comprehensive community-based health system that is comprised of five hospitals with net revenue of nearly $2 billion and is the largest private employer in Northeast Florida. 

Kramer is the founder and strategic advisor for the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care, a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support access and choice for America's seniors by providing data, analytics, and connections that bring together investors and providers.

CareWorx Fully Managed to Partner with Cliniconex

CAST Business Associate CareWorx Fully Managed has announced a partnership with Cliniconex, which offers a family engagement solution designed to return time to care through workflow automation. The goal is to make the Ottawa-based Cliniconex product more available in skilled nursing across North America. McKnight's Long-Term Care News carried the announcement in its “September Company Briefs.”

Mather LifeWays Brings First Life Plan Community to Tysons

The Mather, the first life plan community in Tysons, VA, is expected to open in 2023. LeadingAge Member Mather LifeWays is currently accepting deposits for apartment homes that will be equipped with SMART home technology. 

Technology being considered includes temperature control, lights, appliances, window treatments, and more, according to “Mather LifeWays brings new senior living option to Tysons,” which recently appeared in the Fairfax County Times. Mather LifeWays has already taken more than 200 priority reservations.