We are seeing a significant shift and redefinition of the retirement community industry. The classic retirement home operates much like a nursing home. As a result of this a good deal of confusion exists in the marketplace. The shift is moving away from a care-based model to a hospitality-based model. In other words we are seeing operators respond to a client that demands service and quality and has the resources to achieve both.
Other significant trends in the retirement homes industry include the client’s desire to “age in place”. The client has made the often times difficult decision to sell a home and downsize, leaving memories that have taken a life time to achieve. Having made this decision they have no desire to move again. Therefore, the prudent seniors home operator will accommodate this ‘age in place” need by having options that address it. The scenario looks something like this; the client arrives in the retirement community in their mid-seventies in relatively good health, is an active golfer, belongs to service clubs, and likes to visit the kids and grand kids. As retired people get older and the potential for medical issues arise the retirement home will have options that address the need, perhaps increased housekeeping visits, a wellness coordinator that assists in monitoring medication and doctors visits, or it could mean diet specific adjustments. As stated the smart, resident focused seniors homes will be there for the residents and their individual physical, emotional, intellectual, and yes even spiritual needs.
Residence on the Thames offers a varied and balanced diet professionally prepared by our qualified staff especially for our retirement home residents.
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