When it comes to interior design, there are many things people wish for in their homes. But what about what people wish for when they need a bit more care and need to leave their beloved homes?
After attending NeoCon East this November and learning about the changing demographic of long term care residents, we are here to give to some suggestions for your next renovation, and how to appeal to the largest, most affluent generation in history:
The Baby Boomers.
1. Baby Boomers Don’t Want to be “Cared For”. They want to be active participants in their environments. They don’t want to be called residents, but “members” of their new communities.
2. Baby Boomers Want an Upscale Setting. They want high end finishes, and most are willing to pay the extra premium for them. Consider real materials such as wood, granite, and tile as opposed to their cheaper vinyl or faux alternatives.
3. Baby Boomers Want Choices. Gone are the days of a single main dining room and recreation area. People want choices. Consider adding a few smaller, more intimate dining areas with themes – maybe a café where coffee and pastries are served all days, or even a bar where alcohol is available. Offer choices for public space areas as well. Instead of making a large space serve many purposes at the same time, create a few dedicated spaces within it to make the whole facility feel more home-like.
Additional Amenities to Consider:
Art and Music Studios
Access to Private Town Cars Instead of Only Buses Library
The long-term care world is changing. Let DCS help you be ready! We wish you the very best this holiday season!