Survey Results: Tech Spending & Care Transitions

Messages from Majd | February 17, 2021

Investments in video conferencing, telehealth, and telemedicine lead in 2020; information-sharing shortcomings affect care transitions.

Curious to see where providers’ 2020 tech dollars went? Check out the Ziegler CFO Hotline Survey, conducted in partnership with CAST. The new CAST Guide on Resident Tech Support and Training and new free tech trainings can enable your residents to connect with others.
This month we look at shortcomings in hospital and skilled nursing facility care transitions, plus ways video implementations can re-engage older adults and reduce ageism among staff. You’ll also learn how tech can ease hospice nurse burnout. Let’s get started!

Video Conferencing Tops 2020 Tech Spending, Says Ziegler CFO HotlineSM Survey

LeadingAge CAST has partnered with Ziegler on the Ziegler CFO HotlineSM survey of technology spending, which found new priorities in technology spending. In 2020, the number of senior living providers investing in video conferencing quadrupled from the amount seen two years before, and providers investing in telehealth and telemedicine technologies doubled compared to 2018.

New CAST Guide on Resident Tech Support and Training

Have you used the new CAST Guide on Resident Tech Support and Training? McKnight’s Senior Living featured the guide’s white paper and case studies in “LeadingAge CAST debuts tech support and training guide for seniors.”

New Study Finds Shortcomings in Hospital-SNF Care Transitions

New research reveals that information sharing challenges are hampering care transitions from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities

Video Games Re-engage Older Adults During COVID-19

At this time of heightened need to reduce social isolation, learn how playing video games in a common room provided socialization and a sense of purpose for residents at Complete Care Management.

Simple, Low-Cost Videos Can Reduce Ageism Among Staff

Thanks to a recent study, we now know that a low-cost, one-hour Video Intervention on Ageism (VIA) program can improvNew CAST Guide on Resident Tech Support and Traininge staff attitudes and behaviors toward older adults. The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Virginia Commonwealth University conducted the study, and you can find the VIA videos on the LeadingAge Learning Hub.

Tech Eases Hospice Nurse Burnout

Learn how technology that eases communication among team members, patients, and families can help prevent burnout among hospice nurses.

AARP and OATS Partner on Free Tech Classes

Want to help your residents use technology to engage with others, improve their health, and more, but don’t have the resource internally? Consider connecting them with the new free technology classes being offered by AARP and Older Adults Technology Services (OATS).

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