Aug 18 2017

The 21st Century Senior Living Community

The turn of the century brought with it tremendous innovation in technology.

The internet has become a staple for all ages, and seemingly everything has gone mobile as information is shared over smartphones and other devices. Artificial intelligence is no longer a far-fetched idea — rather, it’s an increasingly plausible solution for some of the world’s biggest problems and daily activities.

In the 21st century, it’s as though nothing can be completed without some form of technology involved.

“Technology is the hallmark of everything that we do in reality,” says Majd Alwan, senior vice president of technology and executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST). “Technology has crept up on all of us and has become part of the fabric of our daily lives, even if we were reluctant at first.”

The rate of innovation and the constant introduction of new devices has left the senior living industry scrambling to keep up. Paper job applications and care documentation don’t cut it when it comes to recruiting and retaining millennial staff, just as bingo won’t keep residents engaged, and once-a-day check-ins don’t suffice to maintain their optimal health and wellness.

Senior living needs to make the ultimate push into the 21st century. With that push, providers can't ignore technology.

Download the report to find out how to make the best use of technology when building a 21st Century senior living community.


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