Editor’s note: The following article was published in EFA (Environments for Aging). In it CDH Principal Paul Stegenga and other CDH team members talk about future technology and how it will be used by residents and staff in Senior Living environments.
It wasn’t too long ago that senior living projects included business offices or computer labs with one computer, or libraries with volumes of books for residents to spend time sitting and reading, recalls Paul Stegenga, principal, CDH Partners, Inc. (Marietta, Ga.).
Fast-forward to 2015 and seniors are looking for cyber cafes, bistros, and community-wide Wi-Fi where they can stay ever-connected to their iPads, laptops, and smart phones.
Others residents might be less tech-savvy but are still looking for the ability to video chat with family members or talk to their doctors via email or virtual appointments. There’s also the care side of the spectrum, where the emergence of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other medical technology is changing the way staff and doctors do their jobs. To continue reading this article, please click here.