PointClickCare Acquires Co-Pilot Analytics Solution

PointClickCare Technologies Inc., a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus and leader in cloud-based software technology for the senior care market, has acquired Co-Pilot, a robust analytics solution developed by Consonus Healthcare. The addition of Co-Pilot’s technology will provide PointClickCare customers with expanded capabilities to optimize their performance through data analytics, ultimately resulting in higher quality outcomes, which are of critical importance in an increasingly competitive value-based care reality.
 
“With the senior care market at war with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is strikingly clear that providers’ ability to access and leverage critical insights into their operations is more important than ever,” said Mike Wessinger, chief executive officer, PointClickCare. “This acquisition represents both an exciting and timely step forward on our vision to empower our customers with the rich, actionable insights needed to provide better care for our seniors.”
 
OA online and the Valdosta Daily Times carried the news.

Ziegler Highlights Role of Telehealth in COVID-19

LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus Ziegler has written “Telehealth Emerges as a Critical Tool in the Covid-19 Crisis,” which appeared in a recent McKnight's Senior Living Business Brief.
 
The article addresses telehealth's ability to ensure that patients can receive medical care in their homes, thereby allowing them to adhere to social distancing regulations while eliminating the need for PPE and alleviating strains on hospitals and health systems. It touches on telehealth's ability to help provider organizations optimize their workforce and the ways that telehealth companies targeting the post-acute space are rapidly adapting their offerings to support those in need. It also reviews important recent legislative advancements for telehealth and two new funding programs to help providers increase access to telehealth problems.

Please take the LeadingAge CAST COVID-19 Telehealth Pulse Survey to let us know about your use of telehealth in response to the pandemic.

If you are looking to implement telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) at your facility, check out the Telehealth and RPM Selection Tool by LeadingAge CAST. It will help you to understand your options and narrow selections to tools that are right for your organization.

K4Connect Reimagines the Digital Resident Experience, Launches K4Community Plus

LeadingAge Silver Partner with CAST Focus K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, has released its new K4Community Plus resident application. The new app redefines the digital experience for older adults, taking the best experiences of today’s popular social media platforms and integrating them into a sophisticated application specifically designed for them.
 
K4Community Plus allows community residents to easily and efficiently connect with family and friends, engage and socialize with their community and fellow residents, as well as control their smart living environments all from their personal devices. It is now available to all existing K4Connect senior living community partners, as well as new partners.
 
“…Older adults – and the senior living communities serving them—are turning to technology solutions to help manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said K4Connect CEO and Co-Founder, F. Scott Moody. “Isolation is one of the more significant challenges they’re facing today, which is why the expediting of our release of K4Community Plus now to better support them was incredibly important to us.” PRWeb carried the news.

Connected Living Partners with Temi

LeadingAge CAST Supporter Connected Living and Temi have announced a global partnership in response to the COVID-19 new world, in which seniors need enhanced ways to interact with family, community, and medical professionals all from a distance. Connected Living is now the U.S. partner and distributor of Temi powered by Connected Living, an interactive robot that’s been introduced to senior living and healthcare facilities.
 
The partnership with Temi is the latest addition to Connected Living’s comprehensive COVID-19 emergency toolkit, which enables senior living communities to manage outreach across all of its constituents, including those who work and live inside and outside the property. The suite of technology services geared at creating connected communities for seniors, includes a roster of pre-configured iPads, tablets, Alexa-enabled skills, a unique TV channel with programming designed for seniors, and a unique smartphone app that helps them stay more connected with their families and one another. Businesswire announced the news.

iN2L Releases Enhanced Tablets to Combat Residents' Social Isolation

LeadingAge CAST Supporter iN2L, a leading provider of person-centered digital engagement to the senior living market, has announced the availability of enhanced iN2L tablets as a tool for family and telehealth connections during precautionary isolation measures taken by senior living communities. The senior-friendly tablets come with easy video chat and other tools to bring families together during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The state of Florida has already implemented an initiative with the Alzheimer's Association to put iN2L tablets into 150 senior living communities across the state.
 
The iN2L tablet's video chat can be used to facilitate telehealth appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with recent allowances issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The tablet's ability to support synchronous video chat with up to eight parties at once means family members may be remotely invited to these telehealth appointments to enable more accurate patient history, description of symptoms, and accurate communication with the provider. The news appeared on PR Newswire and in The Daily Sentinel.