Social isolation. Dementia support. Pain management. Staff training. Today, senior living operators are starting to look at virtual reality as a piece of the solution to these challenges — and they’re starting to spend real money on it. In the new report, “Inside The Rise of Senior Living Virtual Reality,” Senior Housing News spoke with […]
After a decade of whispers, trials, pilots and promise, virtual reality now seems on the precipice of a boom in senior housing and senior care settings.
The impending wave of baby boomers into the senior population will bring more than just massive numbers of potential residents. This isn’t merely a question of bulk. It’s a question of breadth, with a wider range of seniors becoming inherently trickier to serve.
Health care costs for seniors are soaring, health levels are plateauing and experts across the care continuum are searching for fixes to both. The answer could be found by going back to the basics in medical care.