Consumers and ageing service providers are expecting a lot from new technologies – helping folks stay independent longer, enabling workers to concentrate on care giving rather then record keeping and reducing the number of medication errors, for example.

And if anyone can make it happen it is Dr. Majd Alwan, CAST* Director and world-recognized researcher in ageing service technologies.

In a recent interview with Nursing Homes Magazine, Dr. Alwan outlined CAST’s new direction in taking a more proactive role in assisting providers to identify their needs and review relevant technologies. CAST is also encouraging pilot research studies with outcome measures to validate the usefulness of various technologies.

“Key factors to success are ease of use, attention to staff training and good availability of technical support”, noted Alwan.

Bookmark CAST’s website – you’ll want to visit it often.

 

*Center for Aging Services Technologies

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