Tech News: Gearing up for a Productive 2017

By Majd Alwan, Executive Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)

The Global Ageing Network and LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) are gearing up for a productive year in technology and ageing services. Your experiences, contributions, and case studies are vital to the progress of technology in our field.

CAST has developed a number of useful tools to help providers make informed decisions about investments in technology. In 2017, they will develop a selection tool focused on technoligies to assist with social connectivity and engagement of residents, clients and older adults living in the community. Look for an announcement about the availability of this tool in a future issue of Alliance.

To learn more about available CAST tools and case studies related to ageing services technologies, click here.

Tech News

  • Note the 7 tech trends to watch in senior living for 2017 published in Senior Living by Travis Palmquist of PointClickCare.

  • Learn how, a Global Ageing Network member based in Glendale, CA, is using technology that engages employees and communities to increase staff retention and improve its residents’ experience.

  • Global Ageing Network member, Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber in Columbus, OH, is piloting an app called Cubigo to increase its residents’ comfort level with smart technology. Cubigo is designed to enhance independent living, putting control in the consumer’s hands and lowering costs.

Follow the Global Ageing Network blog’s technology section for more updates about CAST and other technology related initiatives.