From Senior Housing News, comes a discussion about changes in senior living arrangements to keep populations safer in the event of future virus outbreaks.
“Senior living providers across the U.S. are radically altering their normal operations to prevent or limit the spread of Covid-19, such as by canceling group activities and communal dining in favor of in-room entertainment and meals on delivery. At the same time, providers are relying on technology as a tool to overcome social isolation, and looking for new ways to remotely connect residents with family members and medical workers. The senior living community of the future will be designed with these scenarios in mind, and create ways for providers to support these technologies and minimize future disruptions.
… For example, communities with pocket neighborhoods or other smaller, village-like campuses could work well. That way, areas could be cordoned off in the event of a future epidemic or pandemic without bringing the entire community to a full stop…”