With changes in medicine, technology, and socioeconomics, it’s no surprise that that assisted living is changing, too. The rising cost of assisted living means that some families are looking to new alternatives, while those who consider traditional assisted living have new options to consider.
Alternatives to assisted living include multigenerational housing and in-home care. As these options become more popular due to the rising costs associated with other, traditional options, the home health care industry will boom in response. Technology designed to assist in senior care will likewise play a role in alternatives to assisted living, from computer systems tracking medicine intake and remotes for windows, lights, and thermostats to reminiscence therapy and memory care to assist those suffering from dementia. And not only will technology designed for individual use continue to develop, so will platforms for home care agencies and other professionals engaged in the long term care pro