Opposed to popular belief, seniors have become quite reliant on technology over the past years. This can be anything from entertainment to assisting with specific needs, digital tools have made it possible for seniors to function as efficiently as possible.
What Are Seniors Searching For?
Time and time again the number one thing that seniors are searching for is autonomy within a community. Technology is there to make this goal achievable.
Baby boomers are coming into the time that they are starting to need assisted living. Technological tools can be used to aid in making day to day tasks easier. Let’s look at the impact of the current and future senior living technology trends.
Senior Technology Rising
Technology, products, and services that allow consumers to be autonomous and proactive in their care will have the most impact on the senior living market.
Smart home features make life easier for seniors. Technology with convenience and ease-of-use means seniors won’t have to rely so much on memory and other individuals to accomplish daily tasks. Smart home features can include light and temperature control through smartphone apps and automated security locks.
Smart home features complete automated tasks, like locking a door can not only save limited staff’s time, but it provides the opportunity for independence that seniors are commonly looking for these days. With this new client-faced revolution coming about, technology such as this will be extremely marketable for senior living communities.
Looking for a new place to live can now be done from the comforts of your home. There’s undoubtedly no demographic more in need of a completely digital home search than seniors. Senior living communities have websites that you can check out the photos online or maybe something even further with content including virtual tours, 3D renderings, virtual staging, and even virtual reality.
Seniors with immobility issues can do all their searching online to make an informed decision. With improved personal living spaces being a necessity in senior living homes a virtual tour will provide a fully immersive experience to seniors. They’ll be able to tour an entire community right on their mobile device.
Mobile phones are being integrated as a big part of seniors’ lives. Being mobile friendly could mean optimizing your website to function efficiently on a smartphone, or utilizing phones to interact with seniors more consistently.
Mobile devices can be utilized for those smart home features we mentioned earlier. That way everything is in one place, and it’ll be on a platform they’re already used to.
Keep autonomy at the forefront of senior living. Technology presents the perfect opportunity to give aging adults the independence they seek within a community.
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.