Getting to 2025: A Senior Living Roadmap reviews the five key imperatives that are critical to the future of senior living: workforce development, quality improvement, operational excellence, consumer choice, and memory care.
The industry will compete with the broader service sector to find qualified employees. Senior living needs to be innovative in attracting top quality candidates in order to maintain an essential, strong workforce.
Ensure meaningful public policy and legislation
Expand job creation and invest in training and development
Marked growth in resident acuity and state regulatory measures will significantly impact the senior living industry over the next 10 years. The industry needs standards and professional certification programs to show its commitment to quality care.
Senior living is a great and affordable opportunity for older adults to experience an optimal quality of life in a social setting. However, as average life expectancy increases, so does the strain on retirement savings. Americans are saving less, living longer, and unfortunately unprepared for the cost of long-term care.
Support public education
Promote tax incentives and financing options
Champion long-term care insurance
Encourage state-based savings initiatives
Support public policy options to provide widespread affordable senior housing
Senior living communities and services are increasingly the primary caregivers for people with dementias. Senior living must advance technology, services, and research to promote a treatment, cure, and greater quality of life for those affected by dementia. Senior living providers and their partners must build environments which support compassionate, purposeful living.
Boost public understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias