retirement

Latest trends in assisted living facilities

Retirement » Senior Living »Latest Trends In Assisted Living Facilities

Specialty communities
Specialty communities © paylessimages - Fotolia.com

Specialty communities

Take niche housing.

These days, a number of properties cater to a select subset of residents, much like boutique hotels.

"We've reached the stage of evolution where rather than all these assisted living facilities looking alike, recognizing that there's a very large population of seniors out there so we can divide into specialty housing," says Carle.

For example, Aegis Gardens in Fremont, California, is tailored toward the needs of Asian seniors. The staff members speak English and Chinese, and the architecture is based on the design principles of feng shui. Cultural activities include tai chi and calligraphy.

There are also roughly two dozen assisted living facilities targeted to the gay and lesbian population, a facility for nudists in Florida, and an adult day care community in Livingston, Texas, called Escapees Care Center, dedicated to retirees who live in recreational vehicles, or RVs, and aren't inclined to give up that lifestyle.

"The parking spots are wheelchair-accessible, and nurse aides visit the RVs throughout the day to serve meals and help residents get dressed or take medication," says Carle.

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
Find Senior Housing Near You

Let us help you compare

  • Pictures
  • Pricing
  • Options
Zip code or City, State

Get Help Now

advertisement
CD & INVESTING NEWSLETTER

Learn the latest trends that will help grow your portfolio, plus tips on investing strategies. Delivered weekly.

Blog

Dr Don Taylor

What’s your long-term care strategy?

The middle class has a few options in paying for long-term care costs.  ... Read more

advertisement

Senior Living Adviser

Raid IRA to get into senior housing?

Dear Senior Living Adviser, I am considering moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC. I am 72 and retired (except for a couple days a week as an adjunct instructor at a local college, which will end...

View more Bankrate Advisers »

Partner Center
advertisement

Connect with us