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We look forward to celebrating the ways you and your colleagues are using technology to bring excellence to this field.
Charles E. Smith Life Communities, a campus of six senior living facilities in Rockville, MD, drew inspiration from the video game industry in creating its own interactive memory care software.
Disappointed in the options the gaming industry presented for seniors, Smith staff built an in-house program to help enhance memory care.
It uses dashboards called Brain Fitness centers in its memory care “gym.” Each is loaded with memory challenges, grain games and activities, with many created in-house.
Academic researchers have created robotic animals specifically for healthcare settings, but Front Porch found a budget-friendly option made by a toy company. Hasbro’s Biscuit helped Front Porch engage socially withdrawn and cognitively low-functioning residents.
Some previously non-verbal residents spoke or sang. The device was a vehicle for group therapy sessions and discussions of recollections about pet and animals, enhancing care processes.
Front Porch has since turned to another robotic animal, Paro the seal, to enjoy similar results.
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