Session: AI in Action - Transforming Senior Care with Intelligent Technologies

The session focused on exploring the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in senior care, focusing on its impact across various dimensions of service delivery, operational efficiency, and stakeholder engagement at United Methodist Communities (UMC).
Introduction to AI
The session began with a foundational overview of AI, tracing its development from early rule-based systems to the contemporary era of generative AI. This historical perspective set the stage for discussing the explosion in global data generation, emphasizing the vast amount of data generated daily and its underutilization in AI.
AI Integration in Daily Life
The presenters illustrated how AI permeates everyday life through various applications, from AI-driven health trackers and smart home devices to digital assistants and automated customer service. These examples demonstrated AI’s role in streamlining and enhancing user experiences.
Contours of AI in Senior Living:
  • AI applications span data management, machine learning, smart automation, robotic process automation (RPA), and multi-modal data management.
  • AI-powered robots for dining assistance, surgical procedures, and caregiving are highlighted as innovative solutions.
AI Maturity Ladder
A key highlight of the session was the detailed discussion on the AI Maturity Ladder, a strategic framework designed to guide organizations through the stages of AI adoption:
  • Level 1 – Beginner: At this initial stage, organizations have limited digital integration. Focus areas include raising awareness about AI capabilities, establishing essential infrastructure, and beginning the digitization of basic processes.
  • Level 2 – Intermediate: Organizations at this level have moderate implementation of AI with system integrations and digital processes in place. The focus shifts to leveraging AI for data analytics, incorporating robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent document processing, and advanced data warehousing.
  • Level 3 – Advanced: This stage represents full AI integration. Organizations employ extensive automation and sophisticated analytics, continually innovating with AI-driven processes. Focus areas include generative AI, machine learning for predictive analytics, and advanced hyper-automation strategies.
Impact on Stakeholders
The presenters detailed how AI implementation affects various stakeholders within senior living communities, including leadership, caregivers, administrative staff, and residents. They discussed the enhanced capacity for strategic decision-making, reduced administrative burden, improved quality of personalized care, and overall elevation in operational efficiency.
Challenges and Considerations
The session concluded with a discussion on potential challenges in AI adoption, such as managing stakeholder expectations, the importance of thorough communication and education about AI capabilities, and the necessity of a long-term perspective on ROI.
The presentation encapsulated the critical role of AI in revolutionizing senior care, providing actionable insights and a strategic framework for organizations to adopt and integrate AI effectively.


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Travis Gleinig

Chief Information Officer, United Methodist Communities

Chirag Mehta

Partner & VP of Strategy, NuAIg

Cora Park

Founder & President, Diamond Business Communications

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