Technology adoption continues to grow at a rapid pace among the senior population, and senior care facilities — from assisted living to CCRCs to nursing homes — are taking notice. As more long-term care organizations start to adopt mobile technology for both staff and residents, questions about the measurable benefits naturally come up.
Brookdale Living recently partnered with us to explore just that. Using a research team at its Emeritus at Fremont community, they’re providing iPads to a select group of seniors to evaluate the benefits of being connected and the impact on senior health and quality of life. TJ McCallum, a psychology professor from Case Western Reserve University, and a chief gerontechnologist for brain health startup MemVu are also part of the team and helped to structure the study. Seniors will be given access to their mobile tablet devices 24/7 to video chat, surf the web and use LivWell Health, a social communication platform. Seniors in the study will also attend iPad education classes twice a week.
“By assisting with the implementation and deployment of the resident technology platform, we look to gain expanded insight about the long-term care community, how technology can impact resident/patient outcomes and health, and how technology can enhance the senior living experience,” says CDW Healthcare Vice President Bob Rossi.
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