Jan 30 2017

Senior Care Technology: An Evolution in Progress [#Infographic]

Use of innovative tools to care for older adults continues to grow.

The use of technology to enhance senior living facilities is evolving, particularly as regulations like the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) require increased collaboration between organizations to keep consumers healthier.

What’s more, institutes like the University of Missouri’s Center for Eldercare & Rehabilitation Technology continue to push to improve the level of IT used in such facilities.

A CDW infographic outlines some of the trends involving seniors and technology over the past few years. For instance, a 2015 Brookdale Senior Living survey, conducted by global insights firm Kelton, found that 70 percent of older seniors who use technology to stay connected believe doing so improved communication with their network of family and friends.

Additionally, a 2014 survey published by the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of seniors go online, with 70 percent of those doing so daily. It also found that 18 percent of seniors use a smartphone, while 27 percent of seniors own a tablet or e-reader.

Check out the full infographic below to learn more about improving senior patient engagement in healthcare.


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