McKnight’s Senior Living October 1, 2023
John O'Connor

Move over, nursing homes. Assisted living communities nationwide increasingly are embracing a more comprehensive approach to resident care and wellness that incorporates rehabilitation services. It’s quite a shift from days gone by, when senior living operators often saw themselves as a lifestyle option with maybe a few concierge-type services thrown in.

Increasingly, however, communities are taking a broad-stroke approach that prioritizes emotional, mental and especially physical well-being. As operators become increasingly sensitized to the physical challenges that typically accompany the aging process, they are viewing rehab services as a way to both upgrade care and compete
for residents.

Physical therapy often has been at the fore of this shift. At many senior living communities, residents seeking to retain their mobility or...

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