Member News – February 2020

CAST | February 27, 2020 | by Donna Childress

This month, CAST welcomes new sponsors and associates, while others receive recognition for effective new technology and expand partnerships.

CAST Welcomes 2 New Sponsors

LeadingAge CAST is pleased to welcome two new members:

  • K4Connect has joined as a Silver Partner with CAST Upgrade. K4Connect creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, enhancing lives by integrating the latest in smart technologies into a single responsive system. K4Connect is dedicated to working with those it serves to develop technology-based solutions that provide real utility and value to these traditionally underserved populations.
  • Cypress Living has joined LeadingAge CAST as a Patron and is the architect of innovative senior living solutions in Southwest Florida. Inspired by the forward-thinking clients it serves, Cypress Living tailors care services to anticipate, meet, and exceed the lifestyle needs and expectations of each individual in their homes and in its communities.

In addition, CAST would like to welcome the following new CAST Business Associates: Pioneer Solutions, Accutech, The Asbury Group Integrated Technologies, Sensara L.L.C. and Cubigo.

2 CAST Sponsors Named Best in KLAS

The Best in KLAS 2020 Software & Services report lists three CAST members, which were recognized in McKnight’s Senior Living. The report ranks healthcare IT software and services vendors across numerous market segments. 

  • LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus MatrixCare/Brightree was tops in the Home Health & Hospice (Large) category, for average daily census of more than 200.
  • PointClickCare, a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus, was recognized as the Best in KLAS segment winner in long-term care, honored for culture, loyalty, operations and product, relationship and value, quality of training, implementation, and ease of use. 

PointClickCare Expands its Partnership with Cliniconex

Yahoo! Finance reported that PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software vendor for the senior care market, and Cliniconex, an Ottawa-based patient engagement solutions vendor, have entered into an agreement that will offer senior care providers an integrated solution for resident family engagement. As part of the agreement, PointClickCare will resell Cliniconex’s Automated Care Messaging solution to customers in Canada. PointClickCare is a LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus.
 
Seamlessly integrated with PointClickCare’s electronic health record, Automated Care Messaging fully automates patient and resident family outreach. Critical information, such as safety and outbreak announcements, policy changes, care plan reminders, and appointment notices are delivered via voice, text or email, and are automatically logged in resident’s charts to ensure regulatory and standards compliance.

Study Finds iN2L Technology Improves Outcomes for Residents Who Have Dementia

The interactive touchscreen system of LeadingAge CAST Supporter It's Never Too Late (iN2L) was featured in a recent McKnight’s Long-Term Care News article, "Technology boosts rehab participation, outcomes among residents with dementia."
 
The article presents results of a new study that found therapy using iN2L’s system successfully engaged eldercare community residents with dementia and improved functional outcomes.
 
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in Oakmont, PA, had long used iN2L's technology in its lifestyle programs before deciding to study its use in post-acute rehabilitation for residents with dementia. The network is now expanding the technology into its rehabilitation programs systemwide for patients with dementia.