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Trends in Assisted Living

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Assisted living communities have become increasingly dedicated to innovation and an emphasis on hospitality in order to remain competitive during challenging economic times. Understanding the …

Assisted living communities have become increasingly dedicated to innovation and an emphasis on hospitality in order to remain competitive during challenging economic times. Understanding the resulting assisted living trends will be helpful to families that are in the process of exploring the various options available for aging loved ones.

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  • 1. Trends in Assisted Living
  • 2. Trends in Assisted Living
    • Innovation and hospitality emphasized in effort to remain competitive
    • Understanding resulting assisted living trends helpful to families during process
  • 3. Assisted Living Trend #1
    • Wellness Programs to Enhance & Promote a Healthy Lifestyle
      • 2009 average age 84.6 years
      • Industry seeks to expand length of stay by promoting health and wellness
  • 4. Assisted Living Trend #1
    • Multi-dimensional programs include:
      • Exercise classes
      • Access to fitness clubs
      • Healthy meal options
      • Spiritual and educational opportunities
      • Availability of on-site massage therapy
      • Exercise equipment made specifically for seniors
      • Computer training (specialized equipment, large screens)
      • Flexible dining hours
  • 5. Assisted Living Trend #2
    • Decrease in average # of apartments from 2006-2009: 63-54
    • Trend: combining two apartments to accommodate seniors who prefer larger living areas
    • One-bedroom units replacing studios
    • Couples often prefer separate bedrooms
    • Spacious walk-in closets, 9-foot ceilings, balconies/patios, enhanced kitchenettes
  • 6. Assisted Living Trend #3
    • Increasing numbers are participating in Medicaid
    • 2009 study by the Assisted Living Federation of America: half of respondents have licensed 25% of their apartments for Medicaid
  • 7. Assisted Living Trend #3
    • Alternative funding options
      • Partnering with companies that provide financing such as line of credit
      • Veteran’s Aid and Attendance program
      • Ask about:
        • waiving entrance fees
        • locking in current rates
        • receiving assistance with moving expenses
  • 8. All Senior Homes
    • All Senior Homes is a resource for seniors and families searching for housing and care services
    • Visit http://www.allseniorhomes.com for more information on senior care and senior housing
    • Information in this presentation provided by Sara Shelton, gerontologist and writer for AllSeniorHomes.com

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