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PointClickCare adds access to Carequality

PointClickCare, the huge cloud-based software vendor for the senior and long-term care markets, is helping its customers share clinical information with other healthcare providers by adding access to Carequality. Carequality, an exchange framework that enables interoperable data sharing among health networks and systems, is now part of a base subscription. The company announced the news…

ResMed rebrands MatrixCare, other companies

MatrixCare and its sister brands are sporting new logos as part of an initiative by ResMed that stresses the cross-setting seamlessness of its software platforms.  ResMed, which operates MatrixCare, Brightree and HEALTHCAREfirst, announced its WellConnected initiative and related changes last week. The network offers solutions geared for HME, home health, hospice, skilled nursing, life plan…

Dementia care pilot touts improved outcomes, lower costs

A yearlong pilot of a digital coaching solution meant for caregivers of dementia patients reduced ER visits by 56% and decreased hospitalizations of participants by 21%. Seniorlink‘s care collaboration app, Vela, connects trained dementia care coaches with family caregivers of people with dementia. Its Vital Outcomes Inspired by Caregiver Engagement dementia care program uses Seniorlink’s…

Touchtown trails none, takes People’s Choice Award

Touchtown’s “Trail to Engagement” booth was a fan favorite at the LeadingAge annual meeting, landing the coveted People’s Choice Award with its back-to-nature display.  The booth depicted a campground-like setting complete with camp chairs, “burning” cardboard logs, piped-in bird chatter, trail mix and handmade markers that encouraged visitors to follow the trail to engagement. Those…

CareBand lands NIH small business funding

The National Institutes of Health has awarded CareBand Inc. Phase I Small Business Innovation Research funding to determine whether the CareBand system can detect agitation in people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Agitated individuals are more likely to be prescribed high-risk psychotropic medications and are at greater risk for injury to themselves and…

Nymbl funding approaches $3 million

Denver startup Nymbl announced in late October that it had closed $1.55 million in a new round of funding, led by Rockies Venture Club. The company’s smartphone solution delivers personalized balance training to help reduce fall risks among seniors who live in care facilities or at home. Through the Nymbl Training app, users follow mental…

JCH closes $95.5M senior housing deal

JCH Senior Housing Investment Brokerage brokered the sale of a Southern California senior housing community for $95.5 million — the firm’s largest single-asset transaction of 2019. The Orange County, CA, community has 214 units split between memory care, assisted living and independent units. The seller was a national owner/operator “looking to execute on the current…

Sunbrella, United team up on Origins line

United Fabrics, expanding on its longtime partnership with Sunbrella, recently unveiled its first contract collection of performance fabrics. With more than 50 fabric choices, “Origins” is both timeless and forward-looking. It offers a variety of textures, colors and patterns for indoor and outdoor commercial spaces from poolside lounges to a restaurant booths. “As our first…

Flower powers Patcraft’s new carpet tiles

Patcraft, manufacturer of high-performance commercial flooring, has launched its newest carpet tile collection, Subtle Impressions.  Inspired by delicate flower pressings, this collection offers vibrant texture and color to reflect the saturation and intensity of colors found in nature. The design process was  paired with a novel yarn technique to create an innovative production process found…
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LeadingAge CAST releases Health Information Exchange selection tool

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has launched a Health Information Exchange (HIE) selection tool, a multi-part resource that will help care providers understand, plan for, choose, and implement the right technology solutions for their needs. The HIE selection tool includes a white paper, an interactive guide, an online selection tool  and matrix…

PointClickCare, Curantis link to better serve post-acute continuum

Long-term care and senior living software vendor PointClickCare and Curantis Solutions, a software solutions company focused on the hospice and palliative care sector, have entered into an agreement to build a long-term strategic relationship. The Memorandum of Understanding formalizes the mutual interaction and strengthens the existing relationship between PointClickCare and Curantis Solutions at the strategic…

CLA enhances Eldermark’s billing capabilities

Eldermark Software announced last week a collaboration with the professional services firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) that will allow Eldermark clients to address billing challenges through CLA’s outsourced services, robust data and technology utilizations. Eldermark clients will be able to outsource billing functions to CLA on a per resident, per month fee, allowing CLA’s professionals to identify…

K4Connect encourages smart adoption of smart tech

As part of a broader strategic initiative intended to drive smart uses of high-tech solutions,  K4Connect has introduced its Workshop & Technology Assessment. Over two days, K4Connect evaluates and educates communities on technology, culminating with a customized ROI report they can use to guide their digital transformation. Core elements of a community’s assessment include infrastructure,…

Phone solution for dementia patients lands major prize

TeleCalm®, the leading phone service provider for seniors and caregivers living with dementia, has won a $100,000 prize given to startups positioned to grow and provide positive social impact. The company won one of five Diamond Awards from MassChallenge Texas in Austin’s 2019 accelerator program. Nearly 700 applicants entered. In an announcement, teleCalm said it…

Leverage Heath backs WellBe concept in new partnership

WellBe Senior Medical and venture catalyst firm Leverage Health have formed a strategic partnership, with Leverage as a major investor and growth catalyst. The companies said Leverage Health will advance WellBe’s mission to provide specialty geriatric care to frail, polychronic seniors in Medicare Advantage health plans. WellBe’s geriatrician-led care teams visit these complex members wherever…

SLIB facilitates SNF sale in hot Savannah market

Senior Living Investment Brokerage recently facilitated the sale of a 122-bed skilled nursing community in a rapidly growing section of the Savannah, GA, metropolitan area. The 4-star rated community is licensed by the State of Georgia for 122 beds, but currently utilizes only 88. The 4.9-acre site allows for an expansion to maximize licensure. “SLIB…

Danby Health debuts new fridge offerings

Danby Health has launched a pair of medical refrigerators ideal for use in the long-term care sector. A new model is available in a 3.2-cubic-foot model that fits easily under a countertop, and a 1.6-cubic-foot model ideal to sit on top of a counter. Each features temperature stability between 35.6 degrees and 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit,…

CarePredict Tempo gets third-gen relaunch

The latest generation of the CarePredict Tempo™ includes an advanced motion sensor for gesture recognition and a combined heart rate and pulse oximetry sensor using best in class technology.  The new Tempo Series 3 uses an array of sensors, indoor location data, machine learning and sophisticated algorithms to learn an individual’s activity and behavior patterns…

First SNF awarded WELL certification

Skilled nursing has its first WELL-certified building, a facility recognized for its commitment to improving the health and well-being of residents, staff and visitors. Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center, a new 44-bed rehabilitation center in Chambersburg, PA, designed by RDG Planning and Design, earned its Gold WELL certification in late summer. The WELL Building Standard was…

HealthDirect picks up 25th pharmacy

HealthDirect Pharmacy Services on Monday announced its acquisition of King of Prussia Pharmacy Services, or KOPPS, bringing its total locations to 25. KOPPS has provided long-term care pharmacy services to the northern Philadelphia area since 2001. “King of Prussia Pharmacy Services provides a level of service and has a culture that complements the HealthDirect family…
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