Continuing Care

Emerging source for useful health data: wireless sensors

Wireless mobile technology that can track daily activities could give researchers important health data, new research suggests. In a recent pilot study, investigators outfitted eight elderly residents at a continuing care community with wireless mobile sensors. Data collected from these sensors could potentially help healthcare providers predict early symptoms of dementia, heart problems or depression, researchers said. Full findings appear in the July/August issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

After economic storm, new long-term care business strategies

After economic storm, new long-term care business strategies

Long-term care organizations are looking differently at their operations as a result of the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009.

Health reform, Steve Jobs and owning more of the aging services pie

Health reform, Steve Jobs and owning more of the aging services pie

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To survive in this new era of healthcare reform, long-term care organizations need to carve out a bigger role in the continuum of care.