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. Alexa Can Now Remind Older Adults to Take Their Medicine

    Some older adults are now using a new feature from Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant—asking Alexa to set medication reminders and refill prescriptions, based on pharmacy prescription information.  Amazon developed this new skill after learning that customers were asking Alexa to remind them to take their medicine. ...

  2. Caregiver Names Top Technologies for Senior Living

    A family caregiver has identified technologies she believes will help senior living communities improve their operations. Author Annabelle Carter Short is a primary caregiver for her mother, who is living with dementia, and wrote an article for McKnight’s Senior Living.   "

  3. Caregiver Names Top Technologies for Senior Living

    A family caregiver has identified technologies she believes will help senior living communities improve their operations. Author Annabelle Carter Short is a primary caregiver for her mother, who is living with dementia, and wrote an article for McKnight’s Senior Living.  "

  4. Low Health IT Knowledge Slows LTPAC’s Move to Value-Based Care

    New research finds that long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers believe technology will help them achieve value-based care, but most are not prepared to use that technology.   In a recent

  5. Cyberattack Blocks 110 Nursing Homes from Health Records

    Yet another cybersecurity attack affecting senior living organizations—and putting patients' lives at risk—highlights just how critical it is to have strong security. This time, a ransomware attack by a Russian group struck Virtual Care Provider Inc. (VCPI), which provides IT support for 110 nursing homes and acute-care facilities ...