Baby Boomers Redefine Senior Living

According to the Administration on Aging, the population of adults 65 and older is experiencing one of the biggest increases in history. Between 2010 and 2050 the number of seniors is expected to more than double. As a result, service providers are responding to this growing population by changing and adapting to their needs.

“Each day, more than 10,000 individuals hit the age of 65,” said Tim Hodge, Assisted Living Locators owner and eldercare advisor. “These baby boomers are redefining the face of senior living with their improved definition of life after retirement. They don’t want a “one-size” fits all solution.” “To meet the demands of this generation, we are seeing many senior living communities reinvent themselves by providing more modern features and amenities,” explained Hodge.  He stated that some of the new trends in senior care are:

Technology Support – The baby boomer generation wants to be entertained, connected and protected. Assisted living communities are providing computer systems with the ability to keep track of vital signs and medications, USB connections and Wi-Fi, keyless room entry, and movement sensors capable of detecting emergency situations.

Eco-Friendly Features – Many assisted living facilities have chosen to embrace eco-friendly measures providing non-toxic cleaning products, improved indoor air quality, locally grown, organic food and recycling programs.

Luxury Amenities –  Assisted living communities are offering concierge services, group fitness classes, on-site spas, class offerings, shopping, entertainment excursions and wellness programs.

“We’ve found that many of our clients really blossom in senior living, mainly because the communities often provide a lot more fitness, healthy eating and social activity,” said Hodge. “Boomer seniors also participate in tai chi and balance training, now common in assisted living facilities, which has shown to improve fall cases 30 to 40 percent.

About Assisted Living Locators: Assisted Living Locators offers “free service” for seniors and their families providing expert advice on short-term and long-term care options including in-home care, assisted living, memory care and retirement apartments. It generates revenue from the fees paid by the assisted living facilities per placement and from in-home care referrals. For more information on Assisted Living Locators no cost, referral service for seniors and their families, call Tim Hodge at (210) 858-6989 or email at

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