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AgeTech West Releases White Papers on WiFi and Safety & Wellness Systems

In response to senior living and long-term care providers’ desire for practical, unbiased guidance on technology deployments, AgeTech West established a provider-led “Technology Enabled Care Standards (TECS)” workgroup to develop guidelines on common technology challenges. As the workgroup’s first products, the White Papers aim to help decision-makers and information technology professionals develop effective WiFi infrastructures and navigate the evolving array of safety and wellness systems by sharing general considerations for design and implementation in senior living and long-term care communities. They also lays a foundation for future development of technical best-practice standards. AgeTech thanks the TECS workgroup members and gives special thanks to Joe Gerardi, SVP and CIO at ABHOW, for his leadership as chair of the workgroup.

Considerations for Implementing Safety & Wellness Systems in Senior Living and LTC Communities

Considerations for Implementing Wi-Fi Infrastructure in Senior Living and LTC Communities

TECS Workgroup Members:

Joe Gerardi, Senior VP, Information Technology and CIO, ABHOW (chair)
Chris Dana, Vice President, Information Technology, Episcopal Senior Communities
Steve Eichen, Chief Information Officer, Pacific Retirement Services
Charles Garcia, Vice President, Information Technology, Eskaton
J.D. Harrison, Facility Operations Manager, Christian Health Care Center
Clint McClellan President, Indie Health, Acting Chair, Personal Connected Health Alliance
Ron Mosley, Director, Business Development, Sodexo Senior Living
Brett Ortega, Information Technology Manager, ABHOW
Scott Peifer, Executive Director, AgeTech West

 

 

 

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USA Today: AARP program hopes to bridge tech gap

AARP announced plans today to help bridge the gap between old and new technology for the 50-plus crowd.

The program, called AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge), includes an online platform and hands-on education sessions that will help older folks understand how to navigate new hardware, software and social media. The goal of AARP TEK is to “give the 50-plus audience the skills and confidence to use technology and stay connected.”

Read the full article in USA Today here.

Visit the AARP TEK – Technology Education Center here.

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2014 AgeTech West Call For Presentations

AgeTech West is pleased to release its 2014 Call for Presentations. Following AgeTech’s successful conference in San Jose, CA, this year’s conference will take place at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel in downtown Seattle, Washington on November 17-18, 2014.

We are seeking presentation proposals for concurrent sessions that provide the latest technology-enabled care experiences, guidance and opportunities for West Coast leaders in support of the 2014 theme, “Sync in Seattle: Transforming the Aging Services Experience.” We will explore how technology can better synchronize aging services with consumer desire to transform the aging services “user experience” for older adults and aging services providers alike.

The venue will offer first-class amenities and downtown Seattle opportunities for networking “sync-ups” with colleagues and technology innovators. Beginning on the early afternoon of Monday, November 17, the conference will feature a networking reception that night and will conclude by 3pm on Tuesday, November 18. Come in before the conference begins to enjoy a weekend in Seattle at the group rate of $149/night (subject to room availability).

Thanks in advance for helping to make this year’s event another catalyst for change!