The senior housing industry today is different than it was a few generations ago, and is changing all the time. Senior care facilities need to be able to change with the trends to make sure they are continuing to attract residents and patients.
One trend to be aware of and perhaps try to emulate is a NORC or Naturally Occurring Retirement Community. NORCS are housing-based communities and generally already offer services that Seniors are interested in and value. Because today’s seniors want different things than their parent’s generation, they may gravitate towards the freedom and amenities that a NORC can deliver. Many NORCS are located in urban areas where seniors have easy access to the area around them thanks to public transportation.
The best retirement communities are catering to the needs of residents in many stages of care, from independent and assisted living style apartments to more around-the-clock care. Services like modern technology and holistic care options are becoming increasingly popular.