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Regenstrief Institute invests in startup to improve nursing home care

The Regenstrief Institute, an organization dedicated to technological innovation in healthcare, is partnering with Care Revolution, a medical startup focused on improving care at nursing facilities, controlling costs and reducing trips to the hospital. The new venture expands on an ongoing project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Center for Innovation.  “Investing…

Tech-enabled rehab targets residents with dementia in Brookdale pilot

A first-of-its-kind program is embedding technology in dementia care to reduce risks and improve patient outcomes. Brookdale Senior Living is testing the approach in its skilled living facility at Brookdale Overland Park in Kansas. “This is a unique skilled care and rehabilitation program, offering so much more than just a secured, skilled dementia care environment,”…

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Tackling turnover: How to leverage technology

It’s no secret that retention is an issue in the senior living and long-term care industry and beyond. With the baby boomer generation aging out of the workforce, millennials are projected to make up for 50% of the workforce by 2020. With tens of thousands of jobs to fill, recruiters are relying on this generation and changes must be made to prepare. One major answer to how to recruit this essential population? Technology.

Coat of paint can make a wall interactive

A team of researchers at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University joined with Disney Research to invent a way to turn any surface into an interactive smart wall with special conductive paint. The project, dubbed Wall++, enables users to place or move light switches or other controls anywhere on a wall that is most convenient, or to…

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