Life at Embassy is full of social and recreational activities. But as seniors are surrounded more and more by the technology of 2014, this same technology is being adapted to meet the specific needs of a larger over-55 population.

Communities across the U.S. are seeing a spike in the use of both clinical and recreational technologies – enhancing the physical, mental, and emotional health of residents in the process.

Clinical technologies

• Remote sensoring
        Sensor technology now has the ability to provide real-time data on residents and patients in assisted living or rehabilitation facilities. The data can include anything from their standing or sitting position to their blood pressure, heart rate and more.

• EHR
       The benefits of electronic health records, whether inside or outside of care facilities, helps doctors and patients alike. It allows patients to know their own health record and lab results instantly, and doctors and nurses to make quicker evaluations. The billing process is also made easier, with an updated insurance coding that just took place last year. 

Mobile technologies

 • Handheld devices
         With new apps and social media venues that drive social engagement with family and friends, mobile devices such as smartphones, Kindles and iPads are seeing a jump in usage within assisted living communities.

  • Fitness assistants
         Wearables like the increasingly popular Fitbit encourage a higher level of activity, promoting quicker recovery from injury and letting wearers know exactly where they stand in terms of overall fitness and health.