Innovation

Too late: Change is here for long-term care

Too late: Change is here for long-term care

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If someone were to complain that long-term care has become a "same old, same old" scene, you might be inclined to agree. Staffing, reimbursement, over-regulation — they're all ongoing challenges — well, OK, outright problems. And they're not the only ones. But things clearly are not the same.

Innovation lab: Evaluating a pilot project in long-term care

Innovation lab: Evaluating a pilot project in long-term care

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.

What Blockbuster has to do with long-term care

What Blockbuster has to do with long-term care

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Let's start at the beginning and be very, very clear: innovation is not technology. Innovation is a mindset, a willingness to take a risk and change the way you run your business. In other words, a company doesn't innovate by adding technology on top of existing business processes — it innovates by changing those business processes, often with the help of technology.

How a 90-year-old eldercare organization acts like a startup

How a 90-year-old eldercare organization acts like a startup

Organizations beginning innovation initiatives often have a few common questions: Where should the initiative be housed? How do we host brainstorming sessions? How do we begin launching initial projects? In addition to these questions, The Good Samaritan Society also faced several common challenges. But it was committed to providing the best services possible for its customers.

McKnight's 2013 Tech Awards open for entries

McKnight's 2013 Tech Awards open for entries

McKnight's has launched its second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards. The awards are open at no cost to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities.

Brain fitness program wins award

Dakim BrainFitness has won a silver Edison Award. The awards recognize innovation.

Minnix: Providers need to innovate to stay in business

Minnix: Providers need to innovate to stay in business

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The current policies of the Affordable Care Act push innovation, which is crucial to the success of the long-term care industry, LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix told McKnight's.

Window closing on preferred treatment for applicants seeking $100,000 in 'innovation' grants

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The LeadingAge Innovations Fund is looking to give up to $100,000 in grant money to provider members that have developed innovative programs that can demonstrably improve conditions for residents, families, caregivers and other stakeholders in the eldercare care community. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 30, but preferential treatment will be given to applications received by Sept. 30, officials said. A matching pledge worth up to $50,000 from The New Courtland Foundation pumped the funds available up to $100,000. The stipends will be awarded in increments of up to $25,000 in the first year.

SimpleC receives NIA funding

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SimpleC has been awarded the prestigious Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute on Aging. The grant will fund nearly three years of development and implementation of the Mobile SimpleC Companion, which is designed to improve the well-being and care of those living with cognitive loss due to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

SimpleC receives NIA funding

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SimpleC has been awarded the prestigious Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute on Aging. The grant will fund nearly three years of development and implementation of the Mobile SimpleC Companion, which is designed to improve the well-being and care of those living with cognitive loss due to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Balanced blend is key to innovation success

Balanced blend is key to innovation success

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These days, almost every industry event features a session about preparing for the road ahead. Inevitably, the same siren song can soon be heard: innovate or else.

Balanced blend is key to innovation success

Balanced blend is key to innovation success

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These days, almost every industry event features a session about preparing for the road ahead. Inevitably, the same siren song can soon be heard: innovate or else.

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