The indē Blog
Join us for thoughtful and timely articles about emerging trends, innovative solutions, and challenging ideas in senior living. We hope you’ll make a point of reading these articles by our President, Bradley Pruitt as he writes about things he finds of value and meaningful.
Brad Pruitt takes a look at what’s happening in the field of biomechanics and robotics. These two fields are looking at exciting ways to help people as they age. Research for a DARPA project has moved into the production phase. Let’s face it, science fiction is science fact!
It’s that time of year when senior living communities see an increase in the number of visits and activities offered by volunteers. It’s what Brad Pruitt calls the “feel-good season” as everyone makes an effort to connect with those who might not enjoy everything that we do. But have you considered the impact of these feel-good visits?
There are 4 critical reasons why your senior living community needs robust and secure Wi-Fi access. If you’re thinking about building a new community or upgrading an existing one, you need to read this article before you do anything else.
The term “elder orphan” is gaining traction and it’s not just because it’s clever. As more and more seniors face the consequences of living solo, senior living communities need to be thinking pro-actively about how to integrate elder orphans into their community.
If you’re building new options for senior living, we urge you to consider several key factors that make a big difference in the quality of life for the residents. Of course, we think our own product is one of them, but we also recommend two other elements we think should be present, and one of them just might surprise you.
All design choices won’t work for everyone. But smart designers are paying attention to the needs of our aging seniors. Check out the solutions we think are best for seniors.
Too many women feel they become invisible to society once they celebrate their 40th or 50th birthday. Our culture today focuses on the young and beautiful while ignoring aging women. It’s time to shift this ingrained habit by finding ways to acknowledge the value older women add to our culture and society.
Did you know 36 percent of seniors take 5 or more medications every day? Managing their medications is an ever-growing issue for many seniors. But technology offers very real and useful solutions to ensure our seniors follow their doctor’s orders and take their pills on time, every day as prescribed.
Baby Boomers have broken more rules than most, and aging is just another standard that is being reshaped by this irrepressible generation. Brad takes a look at the ways in which seniors are rewriting expectations.
The signs of depression and melancholy are key indicators with serious health implications for seniors. Do you know the difference? Do you know what to look for in your residents to ensure no one lacks the right kind of support? More importantly, does your staff?
Falls a serious health event for seniors, and technology for fall prevention is making a difference. Brad Pruitt take a look at several approaches to help prevent falls and to gather data on what a fall might mean.
Being a gerontologist meant working in the field of healthcare in the past. But forward-looking companies are hiring gerontologists to help them produce products and services attuned to the needs of seniors.
Business is discovering the power of big data and analytics. The time has come for senior communities to discover how healthcare analytics can go from just more data to active caregiving that improves everyone’s lives.
If you’re dreading introducing new technology, Brad Pruitt offers four ways to transform your culture into one that embraces innovation. It won’t happen overnight, but by focusing on key employees and providing the right kind of help and transparency, your team can seamlessly transition into a more innovative environment.
Have you considered the advantages of telemedicine for your senior living communities? The ability for residents to connect with their regular doctor or a specialist from the comfort of their home means more timely care and less stress for caregivers. We think this should definitely be something you’re thinking about.
Caring for a loved one as they age is a difficult decision to make as our loved ones age. All too often, the full cost of family caregiving isn’t identified until someone is burnt out. Read about the latest study and its findings on the obvious and hidden costs of family caregiving.
Memory care isn’t new, but advancements in technology can help caregivers find new and better ways to keep loved ones safe and provide a better quality of life. Find out which innovations our president, Brad Pruitt, thinks are making a real difference in people’s lives.
Just back from the 2018 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo, Bradley Pruitt shares his thoughts on the technology that’s making it easier for seniors to stay in their homes. Are you thinking in these terms for your loved ones?
indē Know, Better offers cutting-edge technology to enhance resident care. Want to stay ahead of the competition? You’ll want to learn more about how this and other programs are making a real difference in people’s lives.
We all know words have power. Brad Pruitt offers his take on which three words we should be using when speaking to or about people over the age of 60. Why? Because aging with dignity means we need to use positive and affirmative language instead of stereotypes and worn out phrases.