The future of senior living could go one of many ways from more eco-living to the more technologically advanced. Let’s take a look at what predictions are out there for senior living in the years to come.
Adaptable Senior Living
The world of medicine and technology is constantly changing, so it’s no wonder that we see these changes in senior living as well. It’s our responsibility to keep up with constant changing systems to keep seniors at their best. There’s only more changes to come, so what are these senior living predictions?
With global warming happening at an alarming rate people are becoming more conscious of environmental options. Along with eco-friendly options comes a more economical standpoint as well. Being environmentally minded while aging has it’s added benefits – communities and homes that are LEED-certified with eco-friendly appliances, building and lighting can save money in the long run and are much better for the environment.
2. Diversity Expansion
America is a culturally diverse place, so of course people want a cultural array of options. New amenities are popping up everywhere to make seniors feel comfortable. Some of these options are cultural or life-style based that may cater to Asian-Americans or LGBQT seniors. Also, recreational options are on the rise with cultural events, educational opportunities, and fitness classes becoming more readily available.
3. More Than Just Care
Providing seniors with independent living, while providing care is a shift that’s not going anywhere. The old times of nursing homes is lessening because seniors want to make their own decisions. The main thing seniors want is independence, so senior housing options with independent living and memory care can provide that. When help is needed it’s there, but it still gives them the freedom to enjoy their life.
4. Technology Advancing Senior Lives
Personal care robots are just one example of the up-and-coming technologies that will revolutionize senior care as we know it. There are so many solutions at our disposal that aim to improve the safety and quality of life for seniors — from smart home computer systems that monitor medications and vital signs to wireless networks that provide mobile access.
Personal care robots are just one attention-grabbing example of the types of up-and-coming technology that are going to revolutionize senior care as we know it. There are plenty of options already at our fingertips that promise to improve the health and quality of life for seniors — from smart home computer systems that keep track of medications and vital signs to wireless networks that provide mobile support for seniors in care communities.
The Victorian Assisted Living and Retirement Community
The Victorian is an assisted living and retirement community that makes living independently, while at the same time feeling safe and secure, a reality. We strive to provide the best quality of life for all residents including those suffering from loneliness and depression.
We offer a comprehensive activity program that includes both physical and social activities to encourage emotional well-being. Our staff is trained to assist those with depression. If you or a loved one are considering assisted living, contact The Victorian today to learn more about our services or tour our community.