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Why was it better living in senior living during the pandemic than living at home?

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Montgomery Place is located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan. The lakeside setting and vibrant urban lifestyle of the Hyde Park community engages the heart and enriches the mind! The community features 1, 2, and 3 bedroom independent living apartments, as well as skilled nursing care, assisted living and memory care and support apartments, and long-term care accommodations. Montgomery Place has senior living options that grow and expand with residents, ensuring safety, security, and comfort through every stage of retirement. 


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Why do you feel safer in senior living?

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Larksfield Place Retirement Communities, Inc., opened in 1988 as a charitable, nonprofit Life Plan Community comprised of 189 independent apartments and villas, 72 assisted living apartments, and a 83-unit health center providing short-term and long-term skilled nursing, located on 60 acres in Wichita, Kansas.  ACHC Accredited Home Health and Hospice services are available in-house and off-campus.


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What surprised you the most about moving into senior living?

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Larksfield Place Retirement Communities, Inc., opened in 1988 as a charitable, nonprofit Life Plan Community comprised of 189 independent apartments and villas, 72 assisted living apartments, and a 83-unit health center providing short-term and long-term skilled nursing, located on 60 acres in Wichita, Kansas.  ACHC Accredited Home Health and Hospice services are available in-house and off-campus.


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What do you like best about working in senior living?

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Larksfield Place Retirement Communities, Inc., opened in 1988 as a charitable, nonprofit Life Plan Community comprised of 189 independent apartments and villas, 72 assisted living apartments, and a 83-unit health center providing short-term and long-term skilled nursing, located on 60 acres in Wichita, Kansas.  ACHC Accredited Home Health and Hospice services are available in-house and off-campus.


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Did you feel safe in your community during the pandemic?

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Larksfield Place Retirement Communities, Inc., opened in 1988 as a charitable, nonprofit Life Plan Community comprised of 189 independent apartments and villas, 72 assisted living apartments, and a 83-unit health center providing short-term and long-term skilled nursing, located on 60 acres in Wichita, Kansas.  ACHC Accredited Home Health and Hospice services are available in-house and off-campus.


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What is your favorite interaction with a resident?

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Larksfield Place Retirement Communities, Inc., opened in 1988 as a charitable, nonprofit Life Plan Community comprised of 189 independent apartments and villas, 72 assisted living apartments, and a 83-unit health center providing short-term and long-term skilled nursing, located on 60 acres in Wichita, Kansas.  ACHC Accredited Home Health and Hospice services are available in-house and off-campus.


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What would you say to someone who is hesitant to live in senior living?

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Larksfield Place Retirement Communities, Inc., opened in 1988 as a charitable, nonprofit Life Plan Community comprised of 189 independent apartments and villas, 72 assisted living apartments, and a 83-unit health center providing short-term and long-term skilled nursing, located on 60 acres in Wichita, Kansas.  ACHC Accredited Home Health and Hospice services are available in-house and off-campus.


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Why did you move to Larksfield Place?

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Larksfield Place Retirement Communities, Inc., opened in 1988 as a charitable, nonprofit Life Plan Community comprised of 189 independent apartments and villas, 72 assisted living apartments, and a 83-unit health center providing short-term and long-term skilled nursing, located on 60 acres in Wichita, Kansas.  ACHC Accredited Home Health and Hospice services are available in-house and off-campus.

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5 Myths about AI in Healthcare

The implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare is long overdue, but it’s starting to take hold with more healthcare executives accelerating their plans to adopt it this year. The Third Annual Optum Survey on AI in Health Care reports that 83% of healthcare executives have an AI strategy in place, and another 15% are planning on creating one. In fact, 56% say they are accelerating or expanding their AI deployment timelines in response to COVID-19.

But with anything “new” there’s a lot of misinformation, so we’re going to dispel the five most common myths about AI in healthcare. 

MYTH 1: AI WILL REPLACE DOCTORS

Technology can’t and won’t replace actual physicians, but it will help them be more efficient and provide better care to patients. For instance, AI with machine vision can monitor patients who are at risk of falling and notify healthcare workers before the patient intends to get up, preventing a fall. AI can also be used to monitor patient vitals, which are then transmitted to nurses and doctors so they can take a proactive approach and possibly prevent serious health complications such as heart attacks and sepsis. 

MYTH 2: BIG DATA WILL FIX EVERY PROBLEM

AI is only as good as the data it collects. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution—far from it. Implementation of AI within health systems is specifically adapted for the circumstances in which it will be used. It can streamline administrative processes like patient codes for billing and allow more patient accessibility. AI is also used to help doctors’ treat patients. Complex health data is distilled into accessible, measurable information doctors can use to diagnose illnesses and provide prescriptive wellness programs. The possibilities are limitless! 

MYTH 3: IMPLEMENTATION IS HARD 

If you’re partnering with the right company, implementing AI can be seamless! VirtuSense Technologies‘ products are simple to setup and they are compatible with endpoint devices already in use by your staff such as smart phones, iPads, and the central console.

MYTH 4: IMPLEMENTATION IS EXPENSIVE

Many AI companies are creating technology that can be adapted with the systems and tools already in use by the healthcare facility, so they are affordable—sometimes, more affordable than solutions currently in place. 

MYTH 5: AI WILL SHARE PERSONAL DATA

Any technology implemented in a healthcare setting has to comply with strict HIPAA privacy rules. Also, unlike video surveillance, AI remote sensors aren’t cameras and don’t record patients. The sensors detect movements and anomalies based on thousands of hours of normative data to alert health providers before an issue arises or worsens. 

VirtuSense‘s mission is to accelerate access to care. Predictive AI can make healthcare simple, affordable, and accessible without compromising the quality of care.

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Diversity & Inclusion in Senior Living

Are your ads and marketing materials representative of your resident and caregiver population? Are they representative of society? According to an article in Seniors Housing Business, baby boomers entering senior living communities are more diverse than ever, but populations in these communities don’t reflect this reality. 

They surveyed 1,691 people approximately split across Caucasians, Asians, African Americans and Hispanics. The questions focused specifically on continuing care retirement communities, referred to as life plan communities in the survey. Findings included:

  • Hispanics were most likely to say they would consider a move to a life plan community or CCRC.
  • African Americans were most likely to say they would stay in their own home with help from family.
  • Asians, despite higher average median incomes, were less likely to say they would feel welcome in a life plan community.

A second part of the study revealed that less than 50% of senior living management personnel felt that the racial and ethnic distribution of their community mirrored that of the surrounding area. And, while residents are typically non-diverse (95 percent Caucasian), community leaders reported that their staffs are more diverse, with 51% Caucasian, 25% African American, 17% Hispanic and the remainder Asian and other races.  

The report suggests that barriers to community diversity come from a lack of diversity among leadership, as well as a community’s tendency to appear exclusive based on its religious or ethnic affiliations.   Be aware of the face of the brand you’re distributing to your market, because the future of senior living is diverse. 

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