Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Software Advice IndustryView: Health & Harmonies – The Use of iPods in Nursing Homes

Software Advice conducted a survey to determine the value of integrating digital music technology such as iPods in long-term care settings.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Software Advice IndustryView: Health & Harmonies – The Use of iPods in Nursing Homes

  1. 1. Software Advice IndustryView: iPod Use in Nursing Homes Trends and best practices from the industry
  2. 2. Abstract Software Advice wanted to explore the value of using digital music technology such as iPods in long-term care settings to spark resident memory and engagement. We collected responses to an online survey from a total of 1,557 people who were trying to choose, or anticipated needing to choose, a nursing home for themselves and/or a loved one. Here are our key findings: • Most respondents (83 percent) would favor a nursing home that offered residents iPods with individualized playlists versus a similar nursing home that did not. • Half of respondents would consider moving outside their city to find a nursing home that offered residents iPods, with 8 percent willing to move out of state. • More than half of respondents would spend more money on a nursing home that offered residents personalized iPods.
  3. 3. Likelihood to Favor Nursing Home Using iPods 17% 14% 29% 16% 24% Extremely likely Very likely Moderately likely Minimally likely Not at all likely The majority of respondents (83 percent) say they would be likely to favor a nursing home offering individualized music playlists over a similar one that did not.
  4. 4. Willingness to Move/Commute for Nursing Home Using iPods Within my city Within my county Within my state Out of state Unwilling 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Percent of sample A combined 50 percent of our survey’s respondents would move or commute from their home city to find a nursing home incorporating iPods in resident care.
  5. 5. Willingness to Pay More for Nursing Home Using iPods 43% 19% 25% 13% Significantly more Moderately more Minimally more No more More than half of respondents said they would pay more money for a nursing home that offered residents iPod use versus one that didn’t.
  6. 6. Importance of Fostering Mental Agility in Nursing Homes 14% 6% 11% 34% 35% Extremely important Very important Moderately important Minimally important Not at all important Most respondents (84 percent) said it was important for nursing homes to foster mental agility among senior residents, in addition to their physical well-being.
  7. 7. Demographics: Respondents Seeking Nursing Home 26% 32% 42% For a loved one For myself For both Our sample size consisted mostly of people currently looking to place a loved one in a nursing home, or who anticipated doing so in the future.
  8. 8. Demographics: Nursing Home Seekers, by Region Our respondents were all from the U.S. Three percent of our sample size came from unspecified U.S. regions.
  9. 9. Read Report Read about our findings in more detail. @SoftwareAdvice /company/software-advice /SoftwareAdvice @SoftwareAdvice Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. The company's website, www.softwareadvice.com, provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software. Meanwhile, the company’s team of software analysts provide free telephone consultations to help each software buyer identify systems that best fit their needs. In the process, Software Advice connects software buyers and sellers, generating high-quality opportunities for software vendors.

×