Technology

TRENDING NOW: Curbing Older Adults’ Loneliness with Socially Assistive Robots
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McKnight’s Senior Living reports on a new pilot planned for two Ohio Life Plan Communities: socially assistive robots will be used to curb resident loneliness…

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TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Communities Trying Out Contact-Tracing Tech
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As the focus on infection control in the fight again COVID-19 shifts to contact tracing, technology is sweeping in to offer some solutions. McKnight’s Senior…

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TRENDING NOW: Fitness Options for Stay-At-Home Older Adults
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As stay at home orders continue in many states, older adults are getting creative with ways to exercise and maintain their positive well-being. The Boston…

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Adaptive Aging: How Adaptivity Improves Technology Usage in Older Adults
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More older adults are going online than ever before, but there may be wide variability in the range of resources accessed. A new study investigated…

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TRENDING NOW: Grandparents Turn to Technology during COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders
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The news surrounding COVID-19 has been disheartening and difficult. The isolation factor has been hanging heavy on everyone’s shoulders, especially older adults—where there is more…

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Through the Portal: Older Adults’ Experiences Using Patient Portals
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Patient portals are convenient tools to help patients manage their electronic medical records. A new study investigated how older adults fare in using this technology.…

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There’s an App for That: Mobile Health Apps Help Older Adults Manage Their Health
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New research suggests using mobile health applications helps older adults manage their health. The researchers analyzed data from a mail-in survey of 1,864 smartphone and…

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High-Speed Connection: Online Social Networks Ease Depression in Older Adults with Pain
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Dealing with pain can be a significant barrier to staying socially active, but there may be other options for socializing beyond in-person contact that can…

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Rec Tech: Technology-Mediated Recreation & Quality of Life in Long-Term Care
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Senior living may not be the first industry that comes to mind when discussing technology, but that may be about to change. According to an…

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Think Fast! Independent & Assisted Living Residents Benefit from Cognitive Training
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In a study that earned a silver 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging award, researchers explored how independent and assisted living residents can benefit…

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You Might Also Like This: Programmers Seek to Streamline Person-Centered Care Questionnaire
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With the goal of offering better person-centered care, nursing homes use the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI-NH), a long questionnaire to assess resident preferences.…

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TRENDING NOW: Virtual Reality Training for Caregiving Staff Puts Them in the Shoes of Care Recipients
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Virtual reality has been on the scene for quite some time, but Embodied Labs is pushing the envelope when it comes to using this immersive…

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