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How to Accommodate Technologically Advanced Senior Living Residents

  • By:
  • Alliance Insurance Group
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  • Sep. 1st, 2015

The days when seniors happily avoided modern technology are coming to an end. More seniors than ever are using smart devices, Skype, and social media to keep in touch with friends and family, which will forever change the senior living industry and senior living facilities. For senior living administrators, it’s crucial to keep pace with today's technologically advanced senior living residents and their changing lifestyle in order to be successful in the senior care industry.

In fact, services that were once viewed as luxury add-ons will become necessities in the future. Things like the integration of computer training facilities and internet cafes, Wi-Fi, rentable tablets, and digital newsletters to help keep residents abreast of events are all on the horizon for senior living communities.

How can senior living communities help residents to take full advantage of these technologies? They can provide classes or interactive tutorials to help residents new to computers to get familiar with things like Skype, Face Time, email, and social media. These digital opportunities help to provide seniors with new challenges and connect them with the world around them in exciting ways.

What’s more, access to technology and interactive tech-areas help keep seniors connect with both each other and the outside world. This promises an increased quality of life well into old age as it helps to alleviate the feelings of isolation that many seniors experience.

Additionally, the use of technology and social media can help family members stay informed, creating stronger relationships between the resident's family and the senior living facility.

Because today's technology connects residents inside and outside of the community so effectively, the senior care industry must recognize these changes in order to stay ahead of the curve. The result is both happier residents and a more profitable senior care business in 2015 and beyond.

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