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Technology moves at lighting speed and it is hard for any provider to keep on top of it all. Yet in the new age of healthcare reform, your reimbursement will be tied to technology. Look here for technology solutions and technology requirements across services in aging. From the very specific requirements of nursing homes to the in-home technologies that provide quality of life, this information will help businesses stay in compliance but also gain competitive advantage through technology.
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Easing Elders into Technology
Technology adoption by seniors can be scary. So ease them into it. Don’t over-think. Don’t over-spend.Meet the resident on their own terms. Here are some other tips to help residents/elders with technology adoption.

Assistive / Adaptive Technologies
Assistive and Adaptive Technologies help elders maintain their independence and are keys to aging in place. This overview of assistive and adaptive technologies should inspire you to explore this much needed area of aging services care. There are needs that require solutions. Can you fill those gaps? Start envisioning how.

Security and Privacy in Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are becoming more like hospitals. Yet security and privacy in nursing homes have not necessarily kept up with hospital counterparts. And when you read reports that show 90 percent of nursing homes employ ex-cons, well, it becomes more imperative to know exactly who your patients are, who your employees are and even know who the...

Developing a Continuity of Care Document
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for the “meaningful use” of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology to improve patient care. To receive an EHR incentive payment, providers have to show that they are “meaningfully using” their EHRs by meeting certain thresholds. The continuity of care...

Improving Workflow and Communication in Long-term Care
Hospitals and long-term care facilities are legally bound by a set of standards that dictate the hardware and equipment available for patient care activities. First authored in 1974, UL 1069 represented state-of-the-art technology. Since 1974, UL 1069 has been updated; it is currently in its seventh edition. From a technology standpoint,...

Aging In Place – Obstacles and Opportunities
In this two introductory article, we look at aging in place and what it means for you both personally and professionally. Guest Writer Aaron Murphy provides the insight in part 2 of this series.

Guest Writer Aaron Murphy
Aaron D. Murphy is the owner of ADM Architecture and Managing Editor at www.EmpoweringTheMatureMind.com, a residential outreach program of ADM Architecture, which educates and empowers Baby Boomers and their families to take control of their decision making in the second half of life. We are happy to have his expertise here at About.

Aging In Place – Obstacles and Opportunities
In this two introductory article, we look at aging in place and what it means for you both personally and professionally. Guest Writer Aaron Murphy provides the insight.

Aging in Place Technology
Aging in Place is something that older adults say they want but to achieve it takes more than good health. Aging in Place can only happen when technology solutions help it to happen. Let’s see where aging in place technology is moving for health, home automation, security, communications and lifestyle.

Technology Classes for Seniors
Project Looking Glass II, an effort that placed a researcher in a retirement community for one month, uncovered some interesting findings on technology’s importance and intimidation factors for seniors. See how to ease technology adoption for your residents.

Consumer Electronic Show Gives You a Window into the Future
Step out of your comfort zone and consider attending the Consumer Electronics Show, where a few hundreds dollars and some imagination can give you a glimpse into how technology will be helping to create better lives for elders. Then go back to your business and see how you can incorporate the technology for profit and for good.

Tele-Dentistry a Solution for Rural Facilities

Guest Writer - Jason Goldberg
Jason Goldberg is a guest writer for technology issue for assistedliving.about .com

Remote Health Monitoring
Remote health monitoring can not only relieve the burden for unpaid family caregivers for home-bound elders but it can also provide a strategic edge for assisted living providers.

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