According to National Asset Services, Chicago has been listed as one of the 5 top growth markets for senior assisted living properties. As the growth in senior living facilities in the Chicagoland area continues to rise, there are a number of trends in senior living that continue to take hold. Lenox Hill Construction has worked with a number of organizations to build senior care and assisted living facilities throughout the area.
Which trends will continue to be important as the number of seniors rises in the coming years? The most recognized areas for growth include:
- Feeling like home
Smaller is better for many senior living facilities. Gone are the days of the large, sprawling campuses of senior facilities; more and more seniors are more concerned with the atmosphere and having a small, home style atmosphere where the community of seniors can come together is gaining in popularity.
- Access to Staff
For those seniors that need immediate care, waiting for help can seem like an eternity. New facilities are being created for seniors that meet this demand with easy access to staff on call, which demands centralized stations for medical needs. While still keeping a “home” feel, these designs will allow for more immediate attention when required.
From Wi-Fi for connected seniors to outstanding food and beverage options, most seniors and their families are requested that the new senior facilities have a myriad of options for comfort. With the advent of baby boomers into senior care, most are familiar with using smartphones and computers to communicate and stay in touch with family members. Designing new senior construction with accessibility to Wi-Fi throughout the facility has become extremely important for construction companies, as is creating elegant dining areas that can seat a number of residents in style.
As more and more Americans enter into the senior class, design/build companies are having to learn how to meet the needs for the new groups of senior living residents. If you’re interested in learning more about the senior living construction capabilities of Lenox Hill Construction, along with the wide variety of additional construction services that Lenox Hill Construction has to offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-580-6499 ext. 7.