May 21, 2020

The world has evolved immensely when it comes to new and advanced technologies, especially in active adult and senior living communities.

It is the most significant contribution to developing and improving the overall wellness and safety of the residents. For developers, proactively incorporating innovative technology in active adult apartment communities will allow a modernizing shift towards a much more efficient and positive experience for those who live there.

It can be challenging to work out your defined budget and finalize what components each allotted amount will go towards. Even though this can feel like a tight investment already, if you want to make a lasting impact, take the extra step to integrate useful and desired technologies that will support the lifestyle of the community.

Innovative Technologies for High-Quality Care
The options seem endless when it comes to generating ideas for your development. There is an extensive amount of opportunities that will significantly increase the quality of life for active adults and seniors. With this in mind, it is vital to make the resident’s desires and needs a priority when coming up with useful solutions. One of the most considerable concerns amongst older adults is the risk of falling.

Falling is a common issue, and in some cases, it can be detrimental. One way to help control these accidents is by constructing a wall sensor that can monitor any activity that is not pre-baselined as normal. When abnormal motion occurs, it will send a signal to a response team so they can investigate further.

When you are choosing the kind of innovative technology to use, try to make it as minimally invasive as possible. Residents are entitled to their privacy, so finding a way to meet their needs with this in mind is essential. For example, a wall sensor is much less intrusive than a video camera.

What About the Budget?
During active adult and senior living community construction, many times other general contractors write off innovative technology completely, primarily due to customer budget constraints. Yes, there is an allowance in place, but with small changes and correcting any misappropriation, you may be surprised to see what you can work with after careful cost scrubbing. Also, with the rise in demand for technological lifestyles as a critical feature that consumers look for, it would be wise to brainstorm innovative ideas and establish a budget and plan strictly for that. It may be an upfront cost for them, but it will drastically increase the attractiveness of the location, allowing for a quick return on investment.

Key Points
Innovative technology continues to grow and transform in excellent ways. Incorporating this should be a part of your plan if you want to stand out and create an incredible living experience for the residents. Active adults and seniors are opening up towards technological advancements and the benefits they have to offer to improve their lives.  In fact, this area has become a rising prerequisite when it comes to selecting a senior living community. To keep up with this demand, general contractors need to build strategically while keeping technology in mind to attract residents and supply them with a greatly enhanced community. For more information or if you have any questions regarding your project, please contact FaverGray to obtain professional insight and guidance to bring your development to life.