Government launches technology Web site for nursing home providers

Share this article:

The Department of Health and Human Services launched a Web site, www.TechForLTC.org, for nursing homes and assisted living providers so they can stay apprised of technologies for facilities – and improve quality.

The site gives hundreds of low tech and high tech options spanning four areas: fall detection and prevention, wander management, calling for assistance and incontinence management.

It also addresses providers' regulatory concerns.

Polisher Research Institute and IDEAS Inc. constructed the site under contract with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS.

Share this article:

More in News

Double homicide at Houston nursing home; victims' roommate arrested

Double homicide at Houston nursing home; victims' roommate ...

A double murder occurred late Tuesday night in a Houston nursing home room shared by four men, according to local authorities. Police arrested Guillermo Correa on suspicion of beating two ...

$2 million HIPAA settlement highlights mobile device risks facing healthcare providers

Laptops and other mobile devices containing personal health information have been stolen from long-term care ombudsman programs and other healthcare organizations, including from Concentra Health Services and QCA Health Plan Inc. Now, Concentra and QCA have agreed to legal settlements totaling nearly $2 million, federal ...

Long-term care nurses often 'scramble' to get family members' blessing for palliative ...

Nursing home residents might not transition to full palliative care until they are very near death, at which point nurses and family members act in a state of crisis, suggests recently published research out of Canada.