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There’s Nothing “Old” About Senior Living Anymore

As senior living options continue to grow and evolve, we’re seeing an increase of commercial display technologies in today’s independent senior living communities, assisted living facilities and CCRCs (continuum of care retirement communities). One of the main reasons is that the new generation of seniors is more tech savvy, and better prepared to reap the many benefits large format displays and UL Grade healthcare TVs offer.

At the foundation of a display technology deployment is the goal to ensure that social isolation among the residents doesn’t occur. When used throughout a facility, digital signage can engage residents, motivate them to participate in activities, inform them of important events and make them laugh. And on their TVs, the latest communication technologies can keep their family and friends in the loop by enabling face-to-face conversations in real time, regardless of how geography separates all involved.

Let’s take a look at some of ways to best use commercial displays in senior living environments.

Deliver News and Community Information
Is there a free flu shot clinic this week? Or an upcoming birthday party? An approaching storm or a big community festival? And what’s on the menu in the cafeteria? Pushing content to your network of displays is quick and easy with software like LG’s webOS for signage or Pro:Centric Direct for TVs. You can even target specific areas or groups in the community with special messaging and updates.

Post Photos and Videos of Community Events
Residents enjoy seeing themselves and their companions on a large TV or display screen. Does your community have a special event coming up? Capture the memorable moments digitally, being sure to grab enough images so that everyone gets to be in the limelight. Then post it all to your content server and let the show begin.

Take Your Fitness Center to a Virtual New Level
With an LG video wall powered by Fitness on Demand™ in your fitness center, you can deliver premium fitness programs to your residents, 24/7. You’ll have an unparalleled variety of virtual instructor-led classes, so residents can be inspired and invigorated in both mind and body, time after time.

Show Your Humorous Side
People enjoy funny videos, quotes, comics and amusing facts. Make it a habit to use your digital signage to give residents more reasons to smile, laugh and be entertained throughout the day.

Keep It Interesting with RSS Feeds
This is an easy way to keep everyone in the know. Link numerous RSS feeds to your display network to produce highlights from the latest sports, local and international news, health information, weather and more.

Promote Your Community
Use the TVs and digital signage as marketing tools – welcoming visitors and prospects with your custom branding elements, images and descriptions of amenities to show them why your community is THE place to be.

With networked digital signage and UL Grade healthcare TVs in your senior living facility, residents can enjoy the numerous benefits of modern technology like never before. It can bring them closer to their community, keep them engaged and aware, and avoid isolation. These guidelines can help ensure a healthier, happier and more social atmosphere for residents and staff alike.

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Notes From the Field: LG OLED on the Road

Over the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard a lot about LG OLED, but probably more in the consumer television space rather than in commercial signage. Here at LG Commercial Displays, we also tend to talk a lot about OLED, but due to the nature of B2B marketing, it usually is in front of customers at trade shows and our road shows. What often comes up in these discussions is how people envision using these displays to engage, entertain and inform their audiences. Today I would like to share some of the things I have heard in the field (from people probably like you) about the potential use cases that excite people when they see LG OLED displays in action.

The In-Glass OLED, which is dual sided, often attracts the most attention at shows. Why? Because when displayed in the hanging version, it almost appears to be floating. At our most recent road show, an attendee wanted to use it inside some of their stores within a mall, with one side as an “attractor” facing toward the common area of the mall, and the other side facing inward for shoppers inside the store. This is in fact how we envisioned this OLED display being used when it was developed, and it was great to see someone immediately inspired to use it that way.

Another product that always stops people in their tracks is the Dual-View Curved Tiling OLED, which links up to eight curved OLED screens together on each side to create a truly one-of-a-kind display experience. When talking with show attendees, they have told us that it could be the showcase piece in their corporate HQ lobby, or an engaging display to greet travelers in an airport common space, or a moving piece of art to show off a brand in a retail environment for a flagship store.

Finally, without a doubt, the product that always grabs the most attention is our razor-thin LG OLED Wallpaper. I think that the best part of demonstrating this product at shows is encouraging people to get up close and really see how unbelievably thin the display is, even with the mount behind it on the wall. When people look at the OLED Wallpaper, their imaginations tend to run wild, since the use cases are virtually limitless. It’s always fun listening to how people envision using it within their spaces (or within new spaces that they haven’t begun to build yet).

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Healthcare Facility Wayfinding Displays Can Reduce Stress, Boost Confidence

This week’s post is a departure from the norm. To illustrate the benefits digital wayfinding systems can bring to healthcare facility patients, we are featuring a personal story from one of our LG team members.

If there’s any environment that has a lot to gain from a digital wayfinding solution, it’s a healthcare facility.

I remember the time I had to have a few tests done at a large medical center. I hadn’t been there before, and I underestimated the amount of traffic I’d have to crawl through on the way there. I was already anxious about the tests, and rushing from the parking lot to the main entrance didn’t help matters.

Inside was a large lobby where I looked around for a directory, or someone I could ask for directions. People were coming and going but I didn’t notice any signs or receptionist on duty. I stopped a nurse and she sent me informed and on my way, but wishing I had a better memory.

I had a bit of walking to do, and unfamiliar corridors to navigate. I mixed up a right for a left at one point, and wound up having to ask someone again. This time it was a doctor, who told me that sometimes even she gets lost. I had to backtrack to change direction, and eventually got to where I needed to be, albeit anxious, frustrated and late for my appointment.

So how could digital wayfinding signage have turned this experience around in my favor?

Easily. If the facility had an interactive directory kiosk in the lobby, and digital screens with detailed maps along my route, I would have felt informed and in control, saved time and eliminated the stress of being lost and late. Some certainty would have been very welcome, as would an easy navigation to the cafeteria when my appointment was finished.

In addition to providing directories and clear, concise directions, a system of wayfinding displays can be used to provide awareness of nearby amenities such as hotels, public transit, parking, etc., deliver emergency and severe weather alerts, evacuation procedures, and even summon a doctor to a particular area or room ASAP. All while giving patients and visitors an enhanced sense of well-being, safety and security.

Interactive wayfinding is being used in single buildings, campuses and healthcare systems that include multiple locations. The wayfinding solution can also be combined with a downloadable smartphone app, and beacons can be used to send turn-by-turn walking directions to people’s phones.

Doctors’ and dentists’ offices, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers are discovering that using digital signage to communicate with patients, visitors and staff has many advantages. We’ll be addressing a number of applications and benefits in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

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