Is your retirement community keeping up with current trends? Owners and managers of senior living facilities need to be up to date with the latest innovations and challenges.
A current challenge is the projected lack of senior housing for today’s baby boom generation. These seniors are living longer and want options like holistic care, greater flexibility and homes that care about sustainability.
NORCS, or Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, are communities that have grown up around long term residents – people who have aged together in the same place. Many of them take place in urban areas – classically with residents in the same building – but rural areas can have NORCS as well.
Another issue of today’s retirement community is in-home care vs. assisted living. Assisted living offers more flexibility and is often more affordable. However, a senior with serious health issues should consider moving into a facility where they can be monitored 24 hours a day.