November 29, 2019 - Assisted Living
3 Assisted Living Trends to Watch
Seniors (and their families) who are considering a move to an assisted living community have plenty to look for in the latest senior living trends coming our way. As more and more Baby Boomers near retirement age, senior living communities are seeking creative ways to keep older adults happy, active and engaged.
Here are a few anticipated assisted living trends to watch in the next year:
1. Resident-Centered Amenities
Many of today’s seniors are used to living in a world of convenience. Amenities and community features that enhance their quality of life are sure to be high on the list during the consideration stage. Many retirement communities have responded by adding things like beauty spas, ice cream shops and accommodations for pets.
You’ll also see more of an emphasis on opportunities for meaningful socialization and interaction. Many assisted living residents can enjoy a full calendar of engaging activities such as game nights, barbecues and book clubs.
2. More Technological Connection
Americans are more digitally connected and tech-savvy than ever before. With approximately 70% of seniors now connected to the internet, technology has become a part of our daily lives to stay informed, connect to friends and family, and shop or make travel plans.
Assisted living communities often have computer systems that keep residents safe and secure including keyless room entry and movement sensors. USB connections and Wi-Fi are commonplace, as well as 24-hour emergency call systems. Look forward to seeing more technology trends in assisted living, such as smart home tech and on-demand services available with just the touch of a button.
3. Eco-Friendly Features
You’ll also see many assisted living communities adopt greener practices to be environmentally friendly. Some of these eco-friendly methods include:
- Focusing on conserving water
- Improving indoor air quality
- Enhancing building weatherization
- Using renewable energy sources like solar power
- Meeting Energy Star standards
Many assisted living communities are also starting recycling programs, adding locally grown foods to dining menus and using non-toxic cleaning products.
Convenient Assisted Living Services and Amenities at Peregrine Senior Living
At Peregrine Senior Living, we offer a full range of amenities, services and programs to make sure your loved one is safe, comfortable and living an enriching lifestyle at each of our communities. Our philosophy is designed to create a nurturing environment that celebrates individuality and fills each day with purpose. We go beyond just the basic needs of residents and also provide enriching experiences that allow seniors to hold onto what makes them unique. Learn more about Peregrine and schedule a tour of an assisted living community near you.