How Interactive Overlays Boost Virtual Tour Engagement

A picture is worth 1,000 words. A virtual tour is worth 1,000 pictures. So picture this. A prospective senior living buyer goes online, searching for images and video of nearby communities. Which communities Google promotes, and what that prospective buyer can do on those websites, depends on the operator’s understanding of two facets: how Google […]

Lessons Learned From a Senior Housing Vaccine Clinic — And How to Succeed Going Forward

With COVID-19 vaccinations becoming more accessible for a wide range of demographics across the United States, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Yet the vaccine clinics will continue for weeks to come across the senior living industry as providers facilitate vaccinations for their employees and affiliates. “As the communities open […]

The Details Matter: How to Maximize Your Furniture Budget

For senior living residents, fixtures, furniture and equipment — or FF&E — is a key piece of their living experience whether they realize it or not. This is, of course, the first thing anyone sees when they walk into the building. Because of that, for operators, purchasing the right FF&E package is a massive undertaking, […]

4 Predictions for Senior Housing Construction Recovery

As senior housing capital markets show signs of stability, operators are dusting off the construction plans they were forced to stall as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. What that construction and development will look like in the coming months, and even the next few years, is a matter of planning and debate. Here are […]

Three Trends to Watch in Senior Living Tech This Year

While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unthinkable challenges for senior living providers over the course of the last year, a positive shift has emerged in terms of the industry’s adoption of technology to assist its residents — from engagement to family communications and more. And with that tech adoption has come a flurry of new […]

4 Benefits of Salt-Free Blends In a Senior Living Kitchen

Whether a senior housing resident comes to a community for the lifestyle change or the health and safety needs, there is one major element that drives their enjoyment: the dining program. Food is family. It creates memory and community. It’s also a necessity — three times a day, plus snacks, operators must facilitate dining opportunities […]

4 Steps for Future-Proofing In-Room Food Service

In today’s new environment of senior living, operators need more responsive technology tools to manage their dining programs and food service delivery. These tools will still be valuable past the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the immediate, there remains a level of complexity to safely feeding residents in their units. Here is a look at four […]

How Humidification Delivers Hands-off Virus Protection

Hand washing and wearing masks, along with frequent cleaning and disinfecting, provide a good start in reducing the spread of viruses that cause outbreaks of respiratory diseases in senior living communities. Yet each of these measures depend upon vigilance and effort on the part of staff, residents, and visitors, and the cost of these disposable […]

[Sponsored] How Humidification Can Reduce Virus Spread in Senior Living Communities

With the onset and progression of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020, senior living providers implemented many new environmental protocols and protections across their communities from surface cleaning to air purification. But cleaning and purifying air only addresses the new air coming into a space and cannot clean the air that is already there, where coughing […]