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Thursday, 25 June 2020 18:12

Curating a Lifestyle

Bridge The Gap: Multigenerational Workplace Success - Insperity

It is time to face our responsibility and moral obligation to end labeling and include all bodies in our design intent.  No one person likes to be labeled.  Millennials hate their label and seniors feel like their assigned nomenclature means they are automatically excluded.

It is the age of inclusion and while we are in this dialogue, let's look at all of our labels as a society.

The "us versus them" mentality doesn't work for us any longer.  We are all the same.  We all want to be valuable members of society and our communities.  Remember that those over the age of 65 will outnumber those under the age of 18 within the next ten years.  Instead of pushing our sage employees out of the workplace, they become our mentors.  We design communities to contain this group but not all people want or need to live with same age individuals.  Personal interaction  with all walks of life keeps everyone sharp and aware.

I believe the new terms is "curating a lifestyle" that speaks to living, working, shopping, playing and generally appreciating a mix of all necessities.  Now that we have all felt the impact of social isolation, let's apply that to taking care of those who need our attention.  This includes provisions of success for all.  We know what contributes to well-being: access to nature, those who support us, and supporting others.  

Are you ready to curate a lifestyle of inclusion?

Published in Senior Housing
Friday, 10 May 2019 19:14

The Influx of Boomers' Effect on HC

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There are 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 20 years.

What it means for healthcare is an influx of acute care needs inside the hospital and an increased demand for telehealth access, mental health treatment, and emergency room visits. Medical office visits will increase in the areas of heart health, bone health, and cancer treatment.

In addition, people are living longer and wellness is a very real trend to consider for the over 65 crowd. A hospital near me has opened up a brand new senior center within 5 minutes of my house. It offers a gym, line dancing classes, a pickle ball court, and yoga. The cost to join is very reasonable and most classes are free with membership.

The design of these facilities are influenced by the aging consumer. Hospitals need to trump up their game to address senior needs, for instance, assistance to find their way to a department deep within the system. More "front doors" are needed with direct access from parking. More locations for outpatient facilities embedded in suburban communities are being built to bring the hospital brand out further and further. We've seen the expansions of the hospital brands through remote locations and acquisitions of competitors in the last 10 years. This will mean even more prominence as the reach is mandatory to alleviate overcrowding at current facilities.

Published in Baby Boomer