Kisco Senior Living Goes Big on Voice-Activated Smart Home Tech

The senior living smart home revolution is in full swing, and Kisco Senior Living is buying in with Amazon’s Alexa. Starting with a kickoff event last month, Kisco has been installing Amazon Echo Dot voice systems with Alexa in all 165 independent living (IL) units in its continuing care retirement community (CCRC) The Cardinal at […]

3 Ways to Build Intergenerational Senior Living through Affinity Groups

Six trends are rocking intergenerational senior living, changing how operators deliver a lifestyle that is growing each day in popularity and product type. Last week, we looked at five of those trends, each of which are explored in deeper detail in the new Senior Housing News report, “The New Opportunity in Intergenerational Senior Living.” The […]

6 Trends Changing the Face of Intergenerational Senior Living

The demand by seniors to not be called “seniors” is not one of vanity. It is one of realism. With life expectancy rising and health levels improving, the traditional notion of a “senior” is no longer relevant. Today’s senior wants to live in a community that offers an active lifestyle, a connection to the outside […]

New ‘Memory Farm’ Offers More Active Style of Dementia Care

When Johanna Jameson began exploring memory care as a research subject for her doctoral dissertation, she returned time and again to gaps in care service, and the difference between physical needs and cognitive ones. Jameson, a care consultant at Alzheimer’s Association out of their national office in Chicago, recognized that the care industry too often […]

How Evidence-Based Dining Programs Will Drive Memory Care Move-Ins

Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems. That generation is now aging into the […]

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews for a new report from […]

3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]