In a September 17 Seniors Housing Business webinar:panelists discussed how the senior living industry is shifting.
Wellness trends, including specialized diets like Paleo and Keto, are increasingly requested by residents and their adult children — and the requests are anticipated to grow as more Baby Boomers move into seniors housing residences.
New uses for health-related technology, such as real-time data collection, show promise in terms of improving resident health and preventing hospital stays.
Technology is also changing the way residents communicate with their families — and has been critical during the pandemic, when in-person visits have been prohibited at many properties. From iPad programs to apps that collect messages and photos for staff to print and deliver to residents who aren’t comfortable with screens, technology is playing a critcal role in keeping families connected these days.
This has been a year of tremendous upheaval and the seniors housing industry has had to react quickly to changes related both the physical and emotional health of residents.
- Kelly Keefe, MatrixCare (moderator)
- Benjamin Surmi, Koelsch Senior Communities
- Bobby Petras, Priority Life Care
- Steve Pacicco, MatrixCare
- Crystal Robinson, Oakmont Management Group
Webinar sponsor: MatrixCare is an industry-leading provider of post-acute EHR software to facility-based care settings and home care/home health and hospice organizations.
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