Handrails or grab bars are the most common modification made for seniors, closely followed by rugs to prevent tripping, according to a new analysis. Fewer are saying they are installing sensors.
UviCube has reached its Kickstarter goal and guarantees delivery of its countertop appliance by June 2015.
OnShift has introduced new workforce analysis and applicant tracking products for hiring.
3M has announced it will buy Ivera Medical Corp., a manufacturer of healthcare products that disinfect and protect devices.
MatrixCare has debuted a secure mobile messaging solution, powered by CellTrust SecureLine.
There was up to a 50% reduction in the use of psychotropic drugs when seniors in a continuing care retirement community received personalized technology services, according to research from It's Never 2 Late and Western Home Communities.
Gentell Inc. has recently opened a West Coast sales office, with Arnie Anderson as its leader.
Capital One served as the agent for a $52 million loan for Evergreen Woods to refinance, the firm said.
MidCap Financial has closed a $31 million transaction with LifeHouse Health Services.
The healthcare industry is struggling to catch up to consumer expectations set by other industries, and part of the fault lies with vendors, a new analysis asserts.
» Gentell Inc. announced its Fastcare wound documentation and ordering system now includes Quality Assurance Performance Improvement reporting capabilities. The system helps nursing homes with 24-hour wound care advice. The Fastcare tablet enables teleconferencing with Gentell experts for special situations, officials said.
The National Quality Forum has endorsed the PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalization measure, the company and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced in January.
Remote monitoring systems continue to gain traction in senior care, with a recent study suggesting they could reduce emergency room visits.
» LifeShare Technologies released LifeShare Family, a mobile app connecting seniors with their families and caregivers. LifeShare Family allows seniors and families to share mobile pictures and send messages, as well as see menus and activities and for family members to set appointments. The app is available through Google Play and the Apple App store.
On the Move
Glen Dwyer will lead the Capital Lending and Mortgage Group at Capital Funding Group, the company announced in February.
Craig Snelgrove has been named the vice president of business development at Bulk TV & Internet.
David V. Pomeranz, chief operating officer of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, has been elected president of the Board of Directors of LiveOn NY, formerly known as the Council of Senior Centers and Services.
Lancaster Pollard has hired Doug Korey as president of its recently launched finance company, Lancaster Pollard Finance Co. LLC.
Stephanie Chedid was announced as the president and CEO of United Lutheran Program for the Aging (Luther Manor) on January 20.