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. Robust Infrastructure Essential for Tech Success

     While technology is now essential in senior living organizations, their infrastructure is not always sufficient to support current needs. Approximately 30 percent of senior care organizations have not upgraded their network infrastructure in more than five years, according to a recent Twitter poll by HealthTech.   In ...

  2. How Robots Are Aiding Senior Living

    While robots are still making an entrée into senior living, already their application can go beyond simple tasks. For example, robots are bringing significant pay raises to dining staff at one life plan community, and they have the potential to identify residents’ health risks. Robots Yield More-Experienced Staff At ...

  3. Virtual Reality Aids Dementia Care

    Virtual reality is now being used to aid dementia care. A new program is training staff to better understand the experience of dementia and create empathy for patients, as well as build skills. The program is based on the idea that understanding dementia can give insight into approaches that soothe, rather than trigger, patients.  

  4. Audio-Only Telehealth Can Lead to Disparities

    While telehealth has enabled many older adults to receive the care they need during the pandemic, telehealth is not equally available to everyone. Improving telehealth access is important to support patient care. In addition, health equity is a top focus for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) under the current ...

  5. Registration Open for LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO

    Registration is now open for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO, with 11 sessions bringing you the latest developments in aging-services technologies. The meeting will be held Oct. 16-19, ...