Tag Archives: Staying Connected

Lowering The Learning Curve: Seniors, Technology & Social Media

Lowering The Learning Curve: Seniors, Technology & Social Media

While it may be a surprise to some outside of the senior care industry (and even a few inside), seniors are incorporating technology and social media into their lifestyles. Some seniors hit the internet to keep up with their family members on social media, some older adults keep up with their fitness using yoga YouTube videos, and others are using the internet to check with with medical specialists via video conference. No matter the reason, one thing is clear – seniors are interested in technology and senior social media opportunities.

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Why Social Media May Hold a Key to Reducing Senior Resident Depression

Why Social Media May Hold a Key to Reducing Senior Resident Depression

Isolation is not a new issue when it comes to senior care. Unfortunately, reasons that vary from loss to mobility can lead more seniors to seek solace alone than with a group of peers. This isolation can quickly lead to depression, and other serious issues like a continued lack of mobility or memory issues. However, while isolation and depression are not new senior issues, there are plenty of advances being made in the technological realm that are quite new. New approaches to giving seniors a feeling of connectedness and engagement are now just a click, or a “like”, away. This new senior social media is a wise tool to add to your toolbox for combatting depression.

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Helping Senior Housing Residents Navigate The World Of Social Media

Helping Senior Housing Residents Navigate The World Of Social Media

The world of social media isn’t just for the millennial generation any more. In fact, Facebook activity shows that the largest demographic for new accounts is those over the age of 60. The Boomers are stepping out of their comfort zones and heading into social media space to keep up with friends, family, and current events. Senior social media is a growing space where senior living communities are sometimes hesitant to join.

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What Socially Engaged Residents Mean for Your Senior Living Profits

When it comes to generating profits in senior housing, some things are obvious. Manage food service closely and you’ll surely drive down costs. Schedule carefully to keep staffing levels appropriate.

Some choices are less obvious, though. Many operators many not realize, for instance, that social engagement among residents connects directly to one’s ability to turn a profit. While most recognize the need for residents to be socially engaged, the imperative to keep seniors connected to friends and loved ones, they may not see this as a business imperative. Read More

What Socially Engaged Residents Mean for Your Senior Living Profits