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How to do it… A less painful tech transition

Mobile technology, coupled with a plethora of “apps,” is creating amazing opportunities for long-term care residents to connect with the outside world. Getting residents to embrace newer technology, however, can be a challenge. Experts advise how to acquire the right tech that’s safe, useful and welcoming.

Staying connected

Staying connected at Windsor Park

When Community Consolidated School District 93 in Bloomingdale, IL, upgraded its computer hardware, it wanted to know if it could donate 25 laptop computers to Windsor Park, a continuing care retirement community in nearby Carol Stream.

Adam Gomes

Welcome to the community, social media

Make sure staff, family and friends interact on social media. Have family and friends write reviews about their experience. Upload pictures and videos from events and make sure everyone knows about activities going on in the community. With time, residents, family members, staff and even prospects will be tweeting, posting and connecting!

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