Center for Aging Services Technologies

Center for Aging Services Technologies

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the charge to expedite the development, evaluation, and adoption of emerging technologies that can improve the aging experience.

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  1. CAST Members Make News

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

  2. New Funding & Support Offered for Tech Development

    NIA’s AI for Dementia Competition A new national competition will support pilot projects that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and other transformative technology to support healthy aging and people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD).   The

  3. Food Services Group Pilots Robot

    When finding part-time staff to serve meals and clean tables became difficult and food service company Culinary Services Group began reassigning staff to cover the task, it turned to a robot for assistance. A pilot project at Springwell Senior Living Community in Baltimore, MD, employed a robot at The Homestead dining area.   Food ...

  4. Pandemic Spurred Online Engagement

    Several recent efforts jumpstarted the number of older adults who became connected—digitally and socially—during the pandemic. In particular, reduced internet cost barriers and increased online programming improved quality of life for older adults, says the Smart Cities Dive article “

  5. Telehealth Found as Effective as Usual Care

    A recent literature review found that, in certain circumstances, using video teleconferencing telehealth was equally effective as “usual care.” The research looked at video teleconferencing versus usual care and found that video teleconferencing (VTC) produced equal health care use, patient satisfaction, and quality of life.   The ...