Retirement is undergoing a transformative shift, driven by a proactive wave of forward-thinking adults who are seeking vibrant, socially engaging lifestyles while also preparing for their next stage of life. These individuals are choosing to move to active retirement communities, or Life Plan Communities, where innovative technologies are reshaping the retirement experience.
In this blog, we will explore how these new technologies are revolutionizing retirement and empowering residents to lead active, connected lives while minimizing the impact of changing health.
Every day, there seems to be a new technological advancement at the forefront of the news cycle.
These innovations in the tech space have made life more fun and convenient for everyone. In fact, 65% of the global population uses the internet, and most of those people have purchased some sort of smart technology. While it’s easy to shy away from change, these advancements are making life safer and more enjoyable and should be embraced by all—especially by adults entering their golden years.
As technology advances, adults preparing to enter a Life Plan Community are going to reap the benefits. Technology is completely reshaping retirement for the better—making for safer, more independent living for adults in all stages of life.
Let’s walk through a few key ways technology is changing the way active retirement communities operate—making day-to-day life even better for their residents.
Advancements in technology streamline medication management in senior retirement communities, promoting independence, accuracy, and improved health outcomes for older adults. Examples of medication management tools include:
The adoption of this technology in Life Plan Communities ensures its residents stay on top of their medication, allowing these active older adults to thrive.
Technology keeps residents in active senior retirement communities connected with staff, other residents, and friends and family.
Homestead Village utilizes Touchtown, a comprehensive platform that fosters seamless communication throughout the community. Through this platform, residents can access menus, calendars, discussion boards, and directories, ensuring they stay informed and engaged with the vibrant community life.
Additionally, the integration of WorxHub enables residents at Homestead Village to submit work orders online and track their progress, making it convenient and efficient to address maintenance needs.
In general, tablets and smartphones make it easy to have face-to-face conversations with friends and family who live outside of the Life Plan Community. Further, residents can also have scheduled or impromptu face time with their doctors—making it even easier to stay on top of health concerns.
According to a recent study, one out of six older adults will experience an unexpected fall on any given day. The good news? Technological advancements ensure these accidents are manageable—and keep residents at luxury retirement communities connected with staff and friends to assist them in case of a stumble.
Recently, a resident at Homestead Village used his Alexa to assist during a small accident. The resident slipped and fell in his home and was immediately able to use Alexa to call for assistance. The device automatically dialed the nurse hotline, sending help right away.
This incident highlights just one way in which technology is revolutionizing the retirement experience and ensuring the safety and well-being of residents.
Smart home technologies have revolutionized the way adults can live independently within their Continuing Care Retirement Community homes. These emerging technologies offer a range of benefits that enable older adults to stay in their independent living units for as long as possible before transitioning to personal care or skilled nursing care.
Here are some examples of smart technology used in CCRC’s that make it easier for residents to live independently:
At Homestead Village, residents can use voice commands to turn on smart lights at night to avoid stumbling in the dark.
Senior retirement communities are evolving to meet the demands of a tech-savvy generation of adults who seek to remain connected and engaged. At Homestead Village, the “Thrive Where You Are” initiative embodies this philosophy by providing a range of amenities and services that cater to the unique preferences and aspirations of its residents who are ready to enter the next phase of their lives.
This innovative concept recognizes that retirement is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Instead, it embraces individuality and encourages residents to live life on their own terms. From state-of-the-art fitness centers and wellness programs to lifelong learning opportunities and vibrant social activities, Homestead Village offers a diverse array of choices to ensure residents can use technology to thrive in their chosen lifestyles.
Ready to see for yourself why Homestead Village is the best option for your next stage of life? Reach out to us today to schedule a tour that fits your schedule.