senior services technology
|A Simple Skill With A Lot Of Potential||
A basic technology skill that most of us take for granted can be transforming for older adults. Read about a fascinating group of older adults who are learning how to read, write and speak English with a little help from technology.
|Mrs. Brady's Tech Support for Older Adults||
Here's the story, of a lovely lady…Florence Henderson, best known as the mom from The Brady Bunch, launched THE FLOH CLUB, a telephone-based technical support service aimed to empower older adults.
|iPod: another tool for battling dementia||
The connection between music, emotions & memory takes a twist with new technology.
|Digital Health: 3 Global Trends||
What medical and health trends are emerging that impact how we age?
|Dr. Marion is now an iPhone app||
Eldercare guru Dr. Marion joins the iPhone app crowd
|LinkedIn for Senior Services and Aging||
LinkedIn needs to add senior services to its professional categories.
|Governor Candidates and Elder Care||
Elderly waiver is a fast-growing component of the state budget. It pays for the care of lower-income seniors who wish to stay at home or in an assisted living apartment, rather than in a far more costly nursing home. Seniors like Jackie, a resident at Ecumen Lakeview Commons, who contributed to a Minnesota Public Radio article on the subject. MPR's Dan Olson assesses where gubernatorial candidates Emmer, Dayton, and Horner stand on expanding the elderly waiver. Read the MPR article about Elderly Waiver, which aired Oct. 6th on All Things Considered -- http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/10/06/elderly-waiver/.
|9,999,999 Kindred Spirits||
Richard Taylor, a retired psychologist, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's-type dementia in 2001 at the age of 58. Now 67, he is a champion for individuals with early-stage and early-onset Alzheimer's disease, and author of the book Alzheimer's from the Inside Out (Health Professions Press, 2006).
The following plea by Dr. Taylor expresses what we at Ecumen believe in most strongly -- empowering our residents with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to live life as fully as possible. That's why we're embarking on a groundbreaking initiative at all of our skilled nursing centers to free these individuals from any and all unnecessary medications that are sadly, typically, prescribed to "calm" the most disturbing symptoms of dementia.
"Awakenings" is supported by a grant from the State of Minnesota...
|Elder Technology: 5 Tips for Tech Companies Seeking to Meaningfully Connect With Seniors||
Ecumen chief information officer Larry Jorgensen often gets approached by technology companies looking to reach the senior market. He offers 5 tips for making meaningful connections.
|Empowering Gift Idea: Ecumen Offers Presto Computerless Email to People Who Don't Have Computers||
Ecumen and Presto Computerless Email team up to on special offer to bring email to people who don't have computers and empower them.
|Employee Wellness Programs, Workplace Innovation and the Bottom Line||
What makes a great place to work? It’s an essential question in all businesses, but especially senior housing and services. For insights into that question, we’ve turned to Robin Dunbar, vice president of human resources at Ecumen. Ecumen was recently named #11 on the Star Tribune’s “Top Workplace in Minnesota” list and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has honored the company as one of its “Best Places to Work” consistently since 2005.
|Great Employees Make Great Places to Work||
Great people make Ecumen a great place to work! Congratulations to the nearly 4,000 Ecumen employees who are changing aging every day. For the seventh straight year, Ecumen has been named by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of Minnesota's “Best Places to Work."
|The DL Tribune Shares the Empowering Stories of Two Detroit Lakes Men Living with Memory Loss||
The DL Tribune tells the stories of two Detroit Lakes area men living with memory loss by participating in Ecumen's Awakening Initiative and volunteering at Ecumen's Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes, MN.
|Baby Boomers Driving Social Media||
Baby Boomer have been a topic of conversation since – well, since they were born. By sheer numbers alone, they’ve been trend-setters and change agents, and now they’ve taken to technology and social media like teenagers.
|A Personal Emergency Response System Designed by You||
Help improve one of the most valuable products available to support older adults.
A PERS (Personal Emergency Response System) device empowers older adults with security and independence, honoring their desire to live in their own homes. A group of PERS device companies are looking for your input to design the next generation of this product. If you are 55 or older, we would be grateful if you would take their three-minute survey. Your confidential responses will help these companies gain greater insight on what consumers want in a PERS device.
At Ecumen, our promise to innovate, empower and honor is also an expectation of our partners and the products they bring to our customers and communities. Help us shape the future of this product, and help people who want to remain living in their own homes. We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.
|America's Disjointed Care System - There's a Better Way||
High tech can help improve the human touch in health care.