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Senior Living Communities Using Artificial Intelligence to Form Real Connections

We’ve written before about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which highlights humans’ need for love and belonging (in addition to food, water, and safety) in order to thrive. This desire for a sense of belonging includes forming connections with both individuals and our larger community. According to Maslow, when all of these human needs are met, [...]

By |2022-05-02T16:13:38-04:00May 3rd, 2022|

Emerging Trends Reshaping Senior Living Community Design

Change usually takes time — often a LOT of time. But sometimes pivotal events modify our trajectory or priorities, thus speeding the progression of change. The pandemic has certainly been one of those course-altering events, especially for the senior living industry. But there also are other recent trends and developments that are making their mark [...]

By |2022-02-08T08:29:31-05:00February 8th, 2022|

Seniors Using Technology and Social Media More Amid Pandemic

With high levels of social isolation created by the pandemic, technology has become a lifeline for many seniors in the past year. Forgoing in-person visits with friends, trips to see family, and countless milestones for loved ones, seniors have been able to stay connected across the miles using technology programs like Zoom and FaceTime, plus [...]

By |2021-04-18T08:18:39-04:00March 15th, 2021|

How Technology Is Reducing Long-Distance Caregiver Burden

Over the summer, I wrote about the challenges that can come with long-distance caregiving, defined as living more than an hour from the care recipient. While serving as a caregiver for a loved one under any circumstances can present a number of challenges, long-distance caregiving has its own unique set of difficulties. Long-distance caregivers have [...]

By |2021-04-18T05:52:51-04:00November 18th, 2019|

The CCRC of the Future: Technology

Ready or not, here come the baby boomers! In the coming years, the most successful continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities) will be those that find new and innovative ways to foster the lifestyle preferences of this next generation of retirees. Over the next few weeks and months, I will examine some [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:36:02-04:00September 30th, 2019|
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