McKnight’s Senior Living October 1, 2023
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
Physical therapy often has been at the fore of this shift. At many senior living communities, residents seeking to retain their mobility or...