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10 Things About the Senior Housing Management Experience

Senior Housing Management
January 2019

1. Future is Bright.

Seniors have always held a special place in my heart. The future in senior housing is so bright. With the population of seniors set to drastically increase during the next seven years, many developers are working to set the new standard.

2. Out With the Old.

Today’s senior communities are a far cry from the yesteryears of nursing homes that were smelly and depressing. Enter quartz countertop kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Elegant marble entries. Custom furniture dispersed throughout expansive common areas with libraries, pianos, fireplace living rooms, all creating a resort-like environment but with a homey feel.

3. Elite Amenities.

Senior living communities also offer bountiful amenities with onsite salons and spas, movie theatres and restaurant-style dining with executive chefs who serve masterful creations.

4. N-O B-I-N-G-O.

When seniors move into a community, they can utilize the included transportation to get around town and participate in a daily array of activities. Gone are the days of playing bingo and watching TV all day.

5. Active Living.

Residents can appreciate having access to putting greens and outdoor sport courts with bocce, croquet and cornhole, fitness centers with equipment specially designed for seniors and instructors to lead yoga, aerobics and weight-training.

6. Beer and Pretzels.

Seasonal outings such as going to German festivals and making homemade pretzels and sampling craft brews help to make every day a holiday.

7. Giving Back.

Residents have a chance to give back to local charities with programs such as making blankets.

8. True Service.

Onsite staff provides true services to seniors. Many times, our product helps lengthen the seniors’ lives and creates an atmosphere where the loved ones can focus on their relationships and not be stressed or worried about the caregiving.

9. Make My Day.

Property management—whether you choose to be in multifamily, senior or any other facet of real estate – puts you directly in touch with dealing with people’s homes, giving you the opportunity to be the brightness in someone’s day.

10. More than a Business.

I am fortunate enough to work for a company that has a set of CORE values that we operate by daily and this affords me the leverage to make decisions that are the right thing to do and put people first in lieu of just being “business” decisions. Search for your fit and find a place that makes you feel fulfilled, which is usually done through service to others.

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