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February 4, 2020
The senior population in the United States is growing tremendously. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be older than age 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As more of this generation nears retirement age, assisted living communities are seeking innovative ways to keep seniors active, vibrant and inspired.
Seniors and their families who are seeking daily support with a variety of living activities can look forward to several new trends in 2020 and in the years to come. Here are a few assisted living trends to watch:
Assisted living communities are looking to create more beautiful and colorful surroundings to encourage a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You’ll see several interior design and architecture trends, including:
Many of today’s seniors are seeking convenience in their everyday lives. As you consider assisted living communities, look for amenities and community features that will enhance your loved one’s quality of life. Features like hair salons and barber shops, community gardens, and activity centers offer convenience and opportunities for personal growth and enrichment.
You’ll also find more offerings for meaningful socialization and interaction. Many assisted living residents can enjoy a full calendar of engaging activities such as game nights, worship services and crafts.
Did you know that approximately 70% of seniors are now connected to the internet? Many older adults go online to shop, stay connected with friends and family, and stay informed about what’s going on in the world.
Many assisted living communities will continue to use tech to keep residents safe and secure, including movement sensors and keyless room entry. 24-hour emergency call systems are common, and Wi-Fi and USB connections are becoming the norm. You can anticipate seeing more technology trends in assisted living communities, such as on-demand services available with just the touch of a button and smart home design features.
If you or a loved one could use daily help with personal care, transportation, meals, housekeeping and more, assisted living may be the right choice. Our three senior assisted living communities provide several technological features for residents to enjoy. In addition to WiFi for residents and guests, and security cameras for safety, each community offers a TV in the lobby with the ability to use smart apps via a Fire TV stick. Brentland Woods offers a Bluetooth-enabled audio system in the Dining Room, and Seabury Woods has a computer available for resident use with internet access.
We also offer the It’s Never 2 Late ® system, a picture-based, touch-screen interface that allows users to simply “touch” their way to find engaging, educational, spiritual and personalized content. With one press of a button, seniors can launch hundreds of applications for recreation, social connection, memory engagement and fitness.
We invite you to take a tour to discover how we can meet your needs, now and in the future. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your personal tour.