Front Porch Center For Innovation And Wellbeing
From Jewish Home Lifecare winning a McKnight's Excellence in Technology Award for their project with Panasonic, to attending a session at LeadingAge on telehealth mental services, to moderating a Care Innovations telehealth webinar this week, it's clear more long-term care providers are trying to decipher this enigmatic issue. The big questions from providers, however, tend to be around reimbursement and the equipment.
It is important to note that innovation and technology are not interdependent. Innovation can happen without technology; however, technology is a tool that can help improve processes and outcomes.
LeadingAge and NewCourtland have selected recipients for a second round of grants through the Innovations Fund, which promotes nonprofit providers with ideas that benefit residents or the community. Seven grants of up to $25,000 were awarded to the following organizations:
Front Porch Center fosters 'puppy love,' wins top honors in McKnight's Excellence in Technology awardsOctober 02, 2013
Biscuit is not a real puppy, but the animatronic dog provides very real benefits for memory care residents of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing. The nonprofit has achieved such success with Biscuit that independent judges chose Front Porch to receive the Gold Award in the High Tech/High Touch category of the 2013 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.