When it comes to Senior Living industry trends, more and more designs are incorporating technology to ensure communities are ready for the future of care. From electronics and video surveillance to nurse call and wander management technology, there are a variety of products and solutions to consider as you design the space. Here are a few of our best tips for incorporating technology in resident rooms.
Technology Tips for Resident Rooms
When designing for Senior Living, keep in mind who will be using the space and what kind of technology they will use. Resident rooms are technology hotspots – both for caregivers and residents. Consider the necessary clinical technology as well as any personal electronics the resident may bring. Also consider these tips:
- Motion-sensing floor lighting can help prevent falls in the middle of the night by illuminating walking paths.
- Make it easy to conceal technology with charging stations in drawers and cabinets. Place pop-up outlets in desks or countertops, or choose furnishings with built-in USB ports.
- Use mirrors with LED lighting that can offer a range of lighting styles, like strong, bright light during the day and softer light at night.
- Larger televisions are trending – choose 49″ – 55″, high-definition, wall-mounted options to display in-house TV channels and other resident engagement content.
Using these tips will help ensure the community is ready for the future of Senior Living. Technology can often be overlooked, underbudgeted or left to the last minute, but considering technology early in the process will help the entire design go smoothly.