This model is proving its worth in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Small senior living homes are emerging from the current era as a more attractive option, particularly because the model is proving its worth in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
TEMPE, Ariz. (PRWEB)
December 16, 2020
Covid-19 has primed senior living for the rapid rise of the small-house model – this model is referred to as residential assisted living.
Instead of 50-200 seniors in a large facility filled with nurses, caregivers, and countless support staff coming and going, smaller homes are safer and accommodate seniors more efficiently.
Residential assisted living homes typically have less than a dozen residents with a couple caregivers and a manager.
This is why the senior living blueprint provided by Gene Guarino, founder of the Residential Assisted Living Academy, is proving to be ideal for keeping seniors safe and thriving.
These homes are opposite of big box facilities. They are located in residential neighborhoods, with backyards, family-orientated neighbors, and a real sense of community.
As a result, these smaller senior living homes are thriving, despite the big box industry disruptions due to COVID-19.
The current pandemic is boosting the popularity of Gene Guarino’s residential assisted living model.
SMALLER IS BETTER IN SENIOR HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS
“Residential assisted living homes are clearly more ideal for the present condition of public health in America,” said Guarino. “The less congregated nature of small homes is just one piece of the puzzle.”
Why Smaller Assisted Living Works for Seniors
- Autonomy for each resident
- Resident controlled care scheduling
- Resident driven meal planning
- Resident selected activity schedule and activity choice
- Fewer workers coming and going
- Closer relationships with caregivers
- Early detection of health issues and unusual behavior
- More efficient disease control
- More affordable than big box facilities
According to Jim Stroud, co-founder of Capital Senior Living, after leaving Capital at the end of 2008, Stroud set out to find the next generation of senior housing models.
“We settled on the small-house concept,” Stroud explained.
This model is proving its worth in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
“I’ve come from the big company mentality and understand it,” Stroud said. “The big companies are going to recognize that smaller is better.”
Small senior living homes are emerging from the current era as a more attractive option, particularly because the model is proving its worth in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
According to Guarino, entrepreneurs are learning everything they need to know about owning and operating small assisted living homes by attending a 3-day course at http://www.RALAcademy.com.
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