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Top Technology Trends in Senior Living for 2018

Posted by Valerie Stephen

March 1, 2018 9:30:00 AM EST

Technology is constantly evolving, and it is essential to stay up to date with the top trends in senior living for 2018. At Silversphere we provide technology that helps in delivering resident safety and security, real-time information, staff efficiency, and risk reduction. We offer services such as customizable emergency call systems, 24-hour personal technical support, constant information gathering for security, and muc­­­­­h more. The top technology trends in senior living for 2018 revolve around wearables, devices and applications, telemedicine, voice activation, and overall integration.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Technology, Emergency Call System, Nurse Call

Your Senior Living Technology: Factors to Consider Before You Upgrade

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

August 2, 2016 11:45:41 AM EDT

 

A key goal of a successful senior care community is to generate loyalty by providing quality products and services and being responsive to the needs of the staff, residents, and their families. To meet this goal, more companies are harnessing senior specific technology to advance their care and differentiation in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Are you a senior care provider who has decided that technology upgrades are necessary to meet the evolving needs of your residents? If so, there is much to consider before implementing the new technology. It is a process to determine how the new technology will help achieve your mission and goals, what the business can invest and how the new technology will affect the bottom line.

 

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Topics: Assisted Living, Before You Buy, Technology, Emergency Call System, Nurse Call

Great Apps for Caregivers

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

July 2, 2015 11:47:00 AM EDT

The responsibilities of caregivers are tremendous, from everything they do to everything they keep track of. Whether caring for loved ones at home or residents in a care facility, caregivers must stay organized and alert. Fortunately, today’s technology allows them to do just that, anytime and anywhere, with these great mobile and web apps.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent living, Emergency Call System, Senior Care Technology, Caregiving & Caregivers, Apps, Nurse Call

Solving Problems in Senior Care with Technology

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

April 28, 2015 1:20:24 PM EDT

Quality senior care is an essential part of any senior care community, but it is also prone to many challenges. Senior care is a specialized subject, and the staff at senior care communities need to have the right training, technology, and expertise to keep their residents safe.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Life Safety Solutions, Cloud Reporting, Independent living, Emergency Call System, Nurse Call

5 Reasons to Upgrade Resident Monitoring Technologies

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

October 28, 2014 4:57:00 PM EDT


Technological advances in the industry are offering senior living communities the opportunity to improve their senior care. New technologies allow administrators and providers to be more productive and efficient in the way they conduct business by combining technology with human interaction to improve quality of life for seniors.

If you are an owner or executive responsible for both the day-to-day operations and the future growth and development strategy of one or more senior care communities, here are 5 reasons to improve your core technologies

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Topics: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent living, Emergency Call System, Senior Living, Nurse Call

Senior Living Safety: Help Protect Your Residents from Harmful UV Rays

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

July 14, 2014 3:52:51 PM EDT

Recently, a stylish, fit woman in her 60s confided to me that she had just had some precancerous moles removed from her body. For the third time. Her nonchalance about this deadly topic was disturbing, but not as disturbing as the fact that her body had been exposed to so much ultraviolet radiation that her body had started to rebel and, essentially, attack itself. The effects of UV radiation are troubling, and cumulative, which means that excessive radiation can mean bigger problems down the road.

Understanding UV

In honor of July being National UV Safety Month, we thought it would be good to take the time to better understand the different types of UV and its effects. There are, essentially, three types of UV rays. UVC rays and most of UVB rays are absorbed by the ozone layer, never making it to the earth's surface. UVA rays, however, not only reach the earth, but they also penetrate the skin, causing significant damage. Premature wrinkling and age spots are only the beginning. Sunburn and skin cancers both present very real threats, but lesser known effects of UVA radiation include cataracts, macular degeneration, and a compromised immune system...

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Topics: Independence, Assisted Living, Senior Health, Memory Care, Resident Wellness, Independent living, Senior Living, Nurse Call

We've got you covered - an equipment replacement plan that works

Posted by Tel-Tron Corp.

April 23, 2013 5:36:38 AM EDT

You're not aware of Tel-Tron's Warranty Plus program? For $3 per month per apartment, all of your Tel-Tron equipment is covered. If you take a lightning hit and every last piece of equipment is fried, you get all new equipment at no additional cost. A staff member dropped a pager in the toilet? Covered. A resident ran over a pendant with a car? Covered. A technician from a different company dropped a pipe on your console? Covered. Your electrical closet flooded and your power supply exploded? Covered.

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Topics: Training, Emergency Call System, Safety, Nurse Call

Meet Quality Assurance Engineer, Ed Otero

Posted by jasonprogers

June 22, 2012 7:19:27 AM EDT

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Topics: Unique Advantage, Employees, Made in the USA, Customer Success and Support, Nurse Call, Technology, Emergency Call System, Tel-Tron Technologies, Safety

Do You Have a Program Designed to Reduce Fall Risk?

Posted by Malcolm Graham

February 14, 2012 12:12:33 PM EST

 

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Topics: Customer Success and Support, Nurse Call, Assisted Living, Cloud Reporting, Resident Wellness, Technology, Emergency Call System, Senior Living, Tel-Tron Technologies, Regulatory Compliance

Maximize the Potential of Your Emergency Call System

Posted by Malcolm Graham

January 12, 2012 10:00:05 AM EST

Are Senior Living Management Teams Out of Touch? The Senior Care Investor www.seniorcareinvestor.com thinks so. In a year where many strong companies in our market grew at an impressive clip, others faltered. During these periods of growth the challenges of bringing on new buildings in different states of disrepair, staff members from different performance cultures, and resident occupancy varying greatly by geographical market have restricted earning potential for even the industry leaders. To steal a quote from the SeniorCare Investor’s most recent publication, “When someone figures out how to profitably run a large chain but maintain a mom and pop feel, then that company will top the return lists every year.” Whether you are the mom and pop provider or you're trying to create that feeling within your community, personal attention to detail and a level of concern for the quality of life and security of your residents is what creates the “I’m home” feeling.

Being there when a resident needs you, responding with the same passion you would to your own family, being able to know when you miss and make it right; these are just the first steps to creating the feeling of home. You’ve got dinner, the air conditioning, the community bus, and putting green to worry about. Let us tell you when to worry about a resident’s security and emergency health needs require your attention. Let us take care of the compliance to your internal policies.

There is amazing new and innovative technology being created every day by us and companies like ours that goes under-utilized. Many of you already own it and just aren't taking advantage of what you've already bought. All you have to do is invest the time to better understand how knowing what you don’t know can change the lives of your residents.

Here's a quick tip to ensure that your key team members are really in touch with what happens at the front lines of your communities. Follow the steps below to enable a notification sent directly to your cell phone every time a resident waits more than ten minutes for assistance. You may think your front line is staffed appropriately and responding with the same passion you would, but this will let you know for sure.

Log into your Auditrak reporting package at www.auditrak.com and select the My Auditrak tab.

Select the Contact Methods link on your My Auditrak page and ensure that your contact information is correct.

Once your contact information is correct go back to your My Auditrak tab and select the link for Event Notification Setup.

If I were interested in Emergency Call events I would select that option from the list, it's the last item listed in the above image, then select the option for Report after and change the value to 10 minutes. If I select SMS as the notification option I will now receive a notification every time an Emergency Call at the selected community reaches 10 minutes without being responded to by the staff onsite. This will give any executive a real time feel for what's happening at the community level. Allowing you to intervene and change the experience of your residents in nearly real time can make the difference between the feeling of home and the feeling that they are alone an uncared for.

If you’re interested in having a discussion or seeing a demonstration about how the systems you already own can allow your team to better focus their time on what matters most and ensure that leaders in your company know when things aren’t right on the front lines send me an email at mgraham@tel-tron.com or give me a call at 386-523-1078 so we can start the changes today.

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Topics: Customer Success and Support, Nurse Call, Assisted Living, Cloud Reporting, Emergency Call System, Senior Living, Tel-Tron Technologies, Resident Wellness, Regulatory Compliance