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March 2023    Volume 4 Issue 3
Health Law Connections

Let's Get Digital: Incorporating Digital Health and Wearables into Senior Care Communities

AHLA thanks the leaders of the Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group for contributing this feature article.
  • March 01, 2023
  • Mysty Blagg , Shipman & Wright LLP
  • Jane Blaney , Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Senior Care

Senior care communities are facing higher numbers of aging adults, significant issues with staffing, and an increase in government scrutiny. It is imperative that senior care communities implement creative solutions to ensure their residents receive high-quality care and maintain optimal efficiency to stay nimble in the current market. Digital health and the regulatory environment the industry must navigate have evolved to the extent that digital health products and wearables could provide senior care community operators an additional arrow in their quiver of solutions. In recent years, older adults have demonstrated a desire to age in place and remain independent for as long as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic showed that with the proper education, support, and devices, older adults could benefit from digital health offerings.


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