Facing a 15-20 year labor shortage, senior living executives are learning to embrace automation in their operations and encouraging the uptake of automation technologies by their residents. Here’s a sampling of some opportunities to drive down labor usage in your community. Online Ordering Residents can order from their room. Orders conveniently print out right in your…

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If you are a Senior Living executive, either an Executive Director, VP of Operations, Dining Director, or Chief Financial Officer, you know your biggest challenge in 2021 is staffing. Most of the statistical analysis for Senior Living has been concentrated in Assisted Living, but with our base of 500+ Independent Living facilities, we are seeing…

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Group of Seniors in Rideshare

Digital Seniors: Time to go Virtual? Talk to a Senior in your life (or if you are a Senior) and you’ll learn three things near and dear to them: 1. They want independence2. They don’t want to be a burden3. They don’t want to be shut in Transportation is closely linked to those three priorities,…

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1: A little relief. Vaccines are on the way and they are showing a 95% efficacy.  By June 2021, it’s expected that over 150 million Americans will have been vaccinated. And current plans (it varies by state) point to senior citizens in Senior Living communities getting vaccine priority. 2: Net move will stop by March…

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Loneliness. As we age, our ability to connect with the people we love decreases. Distance, the need to travel, physical limitations and economics hinder our ability to connect with meaningful people in our lives. In fact, 43% of Seniors experience loneliness on a regular basis1. And the impacts are damaging. Loneliness has been linked to…

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The most meaningful, groundbreaking revolution in senior living over the next ten years will be the dramatic increase in digitally enabled Senior Citizens, what we call “Digital Seniors”. This new wave of Digital Seniors, fully participating in myriad apps and technologies, will create dynamic change in how services are procured and provided to Seniors. Furthermore,…

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When the staff members in your senior living community find out they’re to be trained to use a new technology, you can almost hear the chorus of sighs and groans. After all, learning a new technology often means a steep learning curve, hours of downtime, and plenty of frustration—both for staff members and their supervisors.…

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The secret to a long, healthy life might be found in your community’s dining room. Nutritious meals provide the foundation for good health—but not every diet is the same. Many seniors have special dietary needs or allergies that need to be taken into consideration at mealtime. If these restrictions aren’t communicated well—through an ordering error,…

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What is it? Taking orders with a Point of Sale enabled tablet in hand. Servers can enter orders table-side in real time, limiting potential mistakes. Send the order directly to the kitchen before leaving the table. What the tablet is capable of: Displays resident profile Displays resident preferences Displays resident allergies and dietary restrictions Displays…

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Even when a parent is enjoying his new life in your senior living community, most adult children would like to occasionally—and unobtrusively—check in on his wellbeing. They may be wondering: Is he regularly visiting the dining room—not only for meals, but also for the valuable social contact? Is he eating enough of the right foods—and staying…

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