Each year, the senior living industry prepares itself for upcoming challenges, trends, and innovations, especially in regard to housing. From implementing the newest technologies to preparing for the retirement of baby boomers, 2020 has a lot of changes in store for senior living. Here are the latest housing trends to watch out for in the coming year.
Make Way for Big Tech
We can expect to see an influx of big technology companies, like Amazon and Apple, continue to make their way into senior homes. As these particular companies continue to dominate the tech world, they certainly won’t shy away from the senior living market. Many older adults will continue to rely on these technologies, like Alexa or Google Home, for security reasons, access to health care questions, and to stay informed, both in their communities and in the global network.
Rise in Food Delivery Services
DoorDash and Grubhub are not only for millennials who prefer not to cook. In fact, as the year progresses, you can expect to see more and more seniors relying on these services for their daily food needs. Seniors who find it difficult to get to the grocery store or who choose to spend their time in other ways will also rely on other food delivery services like HelloFresh and grocery delivery services.
Continued Increase in Competition
Senior living facilities, industry-wide, are preparing for the wave of baby boomers entering retirement communities. As the demand increases, these facilities have the opportunity to accommodate a large number of seniors. Because of this, facilities are making changes to become more desirable for perspective residents. A rush to secure the top talent, in addition to making aesthetic changes, is beginning throughout the industry.
Hospitality Meets Healthcare
Traditionally hospitality has always guided the senior living industry. However, there is more of a demand for accessible healthcare for seniors in the comfort of their own homes. In the coming year, we can expect to see more healthcare related offerings like medication management, electronic health records, and e-visits with doctors on a computer or smart phone.
Our Carespring facilities in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky are busy preparing for the year and can’t wait to share in the exciting new trends coming our way. If you’d like to talk to us about our facilities, or schedule a tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us.