Raising Tech

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Transforming technology culture in senior living

Raising Tech is your guide to understanding the role technology plays in your community, where to invest to transform culture, and how to bring your team and residents along the journey. Tune in for tech trends, hot topics and meet the people behind the tech landscape in senior living to gain practical technology knowledge you can apply in your community today.

Powered by Parasol Alliance, The Strategic Planning & Full-Service IT Partner Exclusively serving Senior Living Communities.

Season 1, Episode 14
Leveraging Decision Science & Technology with Roobrik
August 30, 2022
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Patrick Leonard and Evan Friedkin

Occupancy is and always will be a top priority for senior living communities across the country. More often than not, an older adult and their family members' initial introduction into educating themselves about their options comes from the internet - in particular, a community's website. In this episode of Raising Tech, our host Patrick Leonard sits down with Evan Friedkin, Head of Business Development at Roobrik.

Roobrik’s mission is to help older adults and their families make informed decisions about the future. Learn how The Roobrik Engagement Platform combines decision science, user-friendly technology and a heavy dose of compassion to quickly match care needs with senior care options.

Raising Tech is powered by Parasol Alliance, The Strategic Planning & Full-Service IT Partner exclusively serving Senior Living Communities.

Season 1, Episode 13
Embodied Labs
June 30, 2022
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Amber Bardon, Yasmine De Aranda, and Carrie Cusker

Virtual Reality is here to stay in the senior living space. In this episode of Raising Tech, our host Amber Bardon sits down with Carrie Cusker, Director of Innovation & Strategy, and Yasmine De Aranda, Head of Marketing, of Embodied Labs

Embodied Labs’ first-person Fully-Immersive via Virtual Reality (VR) headsets and Web-Immersive via Browser experiences allow caregivers to step into the shoes of the people they care for, providing a memorable accelerated learning experience that traditional training methods cannot equal. 

Learn how Embodied Labs empowers caregivers to confidently be the support, champion, and provider that the aging community and their families need.

Season 1, Episode 12
Do You Kare?
June 09, 2022
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Charles Turner

Before COVID, there were 2.9 million front-line post-acute caregivers across the country. In early 2020, 15% of this workforce left the industry, with experts predicting a shortage of 1.8 million caregivers by the year 2023. In this episode of Raising Tech, our host Amber Bardon sits down with Charles Turner, Founder and CEO of KARE.

Often referred to as the “Uber of staffing”, KARE’s mission is to transform caregivers and nurses into heroes who can easily respond to the call from senior care communities to save the day. Learn how KARE is approaching the industry’s staffing crisis, how they differ from traditional staffing agencies, and the impact their service will inevitably have on the future of the senior living industry. Raising Tech is powered by Parasol Alliance, The Strategic Planning & Full-Service IT Partner exclusively serving Senior Living Communities.

Season 1, Episode 11
Your Future Smart Home
May 12, 2022
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Keith Stewart

Today, there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on the planet. This exponential growth will continue for the foreseeable future, and the older demographic will continue to have higher expectations when it comes to technology in their living space. In this episode of Raising Tech, our host Amber Bardon sits down with Keith Stewart, Chief Growth Officer at K4Connect, where they specialize in creating simpler, healthier, and happier lives for residents, families, staff, and community operators alike through technology.

Learn what a “day in the life” of a connected Smart Home could feel like today, and where the industry is heading next. Discover what market segments are adopting this type of connected technology, where a community should start if interested, and keys to a successful implementation where everyone wins. The internet and connected homes are here to stay. Learn where to start by tuning into this episode today. Raising Tech is powered by Parasol Alliance, The Strategic Planning & Full-Service IT Partner exclusively serving Senior Living Communities.

Season 1, Episode 10
A Case Study – Virtusense and John Knox Village
April 14, 2022
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Amber Bardon, Deepak Gaddipati, Anthony Columbatto

With 70% of claims in senior living being related to resident falls, it is vital to ensure your communities are taking every measure to ensure safety and wellbeing. Leveraging artificial intelligence can help your staff take a proactive approach to fall prevention, giving your residents and their family members peace of mind. In this episode of Raising Tech, our host Amber Bardon sits down with Deepak Gaddipati, Co-Founder & CTO of Virtusense, and Anthony Columbatto, VP of Health Services at John Knox Village, for a case study.

Learn how John Knox Village leveraged Virtusense, the #1 fall prevention solution in healthcare today, to reduce resident falls by 80% from the previous year. Leave this episode with actionable takeaways and a better understanding of how this groundbreaking technology works, how it’s perceived from a resident, family, and staff point of view, keys to successful implementation, and where the technology is heading next. Raising Tech is powered by Parasol Alliance, The Strategic Planning & Full-Service IT Partner exclusively serving Senior Living Communities.

Season 1, Episode 9
Technology Innovation in New Construction
March 10, 2022
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Amber Bardon, Swam Swinbank, Greg Hunteman

With senior living new construction back on the rise in 2022, it is more important than ever to keep pace with the rising demand for technology innovation sparked by the pandemic. Having a defined technology roadmap integrated into new construction planning from Day 1 is crucial for the backbone of a fully integrated and operational community.

In this episode of Raising Tech, our host Amber Bardon sits down with Greg Hunteman, President, and Sam Swinbank, Director of Engineering, of Pi Architects. They discuss all things technology in new construction, spanning from when to begin planning for technology needs, core considerations, to the latest innovative trends to consider for a rising number of tech-savvy older adults. Most importantly, how do all these items tie together to empower communities to enhance their services and optimize staff and resident wellbeing. Raising Tech is powered by Parasol Alliance, The Strategic Planning & Full-Service IT Partner exclusively serving Senior Living Communities.

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