At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, we’re excited about what the future of senior living holds for our Salt Lake City and Ogden communities. We want to share some of these predictions with you and give you a glimpse into the future of senior care. With more choices, more variety, and changes in how to pay for it all, there’s a lot for seniors and their families to consider. Hopefully, our list will get you thinking (and talking about) senior care early and start planning for what’s on the horizon.
Expert Predictions In Senior Care
Experts in senior living have made a variety of predictions, from how facilities will expand their offerings to where new senior communities will be built. Here are some of the most commonly predicted trends in elder care that you can watch for in the next few decades.
- Available Web-Based Education & Other Mind-Stimulating Activities
- More Choices & Variety, From Meal Options To Apartment Design
- More Transparency About Pricing & More Choices In Payment Plans
- Residences With Smart Home & Telehealth Technologies.
- Residents With Different Levels Of Needs Will Be Integrated.
- More Gardens, Putting Greens & Aquatic Centers For Wellness
Keeping Seniors Connected
Many of the senior housing trends experts are predicting efforts to keep seniors connected. Devices with webcams will allow residents to connect with family and friends via computer. Webcams and other telehealth technologies will allow residents to communicate with their doctors virtually as well, cutting down on medical costs and allowing the residents to stay in their home longer.
Integrating residents within the facility — those living in independent living, assisted living, and dementia care, for example — will keep couples together and encourage more socialization among residents at different stages and in different situations.
Cost Will Be A Driving Force
Another force driving the future of senior living will be cost. Because of the uncertainty surrounding Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare in general, seniors will likely need to rely on their own financial resources to pay for elder care.
Available finances may persuade many seniors to retire where it’s affordable, not where family and friends live. These seniors will also demand that pricing information be available online so they can use it in their research and comparison shopping.
Top Notch Assisted Living, Today
Are you looking for the best care in the Salt Lake City area for your elderly parents? Check out PeachTree Place Assisted Living. Our current residents are eager to meet you, and our friendly staff is available to answer all of your questions. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our facility.