Senior-Living Communities Use Technology to Provide High Level of Care

by Mike Hunter

Technology for senior care has expanded beyond the well-known “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Life Alert button, with the global market expected to reach $914 billion by 2025. Within this growth are new devices that track sleep patterns, heart rate and daily activity, keeping families of independent and assisted living residents up to date on the health of their loved ones. Scottsdale-based Solterra Companies has implemented this technology to provide more independence and a higher quality of life. Its high-tech nurse call system, Care Predict, is wireless and also tracks residents’ daily health stats. Care Predict notices small changes in seniors and can alert loved ones of serious health issues, before they even happen.

ALIS (pronounced “Alice”) stands for Assisted Living Integrated Solution. With a comprehensive suite of eHR tools, ALIS software solves the important challenges assisted living communities face using fast, secure technology. Growing portfolios prefer ALIS because they are able to manage compliance across state lines, take advantage of full eMAR management and drug counting, integrated assessments, family engagement and more.

Care Predict and ALIS communicate with one another, serving as the patient call system and electronic health records. Caregivers can easily review and chart with these technologies working together.

Solterra Senior Living and BridgeWater Assisted Living communities offer the Care Predict digital health platform specially created for senior care as well as TapRoot Interventions & Solutions’ digital assistant, Ella®. TapRoot developed Ella to support caregivers, enabling them to gain fast and convenient information regarding each resident, their specific behavioral episodes and two to four suggested nonpharmacological interventions to mitigate dementia-related behaviors.

“Technology allows us to gather current data and track changes that are needed in the continuum of care. This data allows for easier conversations with family when a resident needs more care because there is real data there to back up the resident’s care plan,” says Steve Jorgenson, CEO of Solterra Companies.

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