It was great to see many friends in Atlanta last month, and to have an in-person CAST Commission Meeting! Missed the LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO? You can still access some of the content. This month we released the LeadingAge Ziegler 200, revealing the top tech tools in the nation’s largest 200 not-for-profit senior living organizations. We also review research on telehealth in nursing homes and tech challenges in affordable housing. Virtual reality, robots, and telewellness class resources round out the news. Read on!
LZ 200 Finds Telehealth and Data Analytics on the Rise
The just-released results of the LeadingAge Ziegler 200, which shares data from the nation’s largest 200 not-for-profit senior living providers, clearly show the impact of COVID-19. The pandemic has significantly driven adoption of telehealth, social connectedness and engagement technologies, and pandemic specific applications, like staff/ resident screening and infection control technology. In addition, COVID-19 may have also propelled different modalities of participation in health information exchange with other care partners. See these as well as other key tech adoption trends in the LZ 200 highlights.
New Research: Pros and Cons of Telehealth in Nursing Homes
Telehealth, which has recently enjoyed broader adoption and use, definitely has pros, but may also have cons. Review this recent research on telehealth in nursing homes, specifically, to help you decide when telehealth is the right choice for your residents and staff.
Study Recommends Free Wi-Fi in Affordable Housing
A recent study pinpointed the challenges of video calls. See why study authors named putting free resident Wi-Fi in government-run affordable housing properties as their top priority.
Virtual Reality Could Be Therapeutic
Consider using virtual reality as a therapeutic tool to give older adults a temporary and safe break from their senior living facility.
LeadingAge Member Hires Robot
Meet LeadingAge member Longhorn Village, who has recently puts robots on the job to help address worker shortages.
How to Build a Telewellness Class
A new step-by-step telewellness guide can help you create a telewellness class. The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (RERC TechSAge) developed this guide. I serve on the center’s advisory board and am proud to share this resource that I hope many of you would find helpful.
CAST Members Make News
Please join me in congratulating CAST members in the news for new tech solutions, partnerships, thought leadership, and honors.
If you have news to share with CAST or if I can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.