Finding Practical Assisted Living is a Priority Today

Senior living communities are becoming more and more prevalent across the U.S. And they are being built in areas previously thought to be entirely clear of residential needs. It is becoming one of the top reasons why development businesses are engaging in extensive scoping and background work on projects before engaging so that they and their clients are fully aware of the greater area ramifications that might be in play with a new project in a new location.

Space is Needed for Full Design Implementation

The fact is, most modern senior living communities involve a special design to maximize residential living space efficiency, service and utility ease, transportation and support system access, accessibility, hospitality support, and medical service needs. It’s far easier for a new community project to be built from the ground up than trying to convert an existing facility and property that was never intended originally for senior residents and their needs.

As a result, new senior communities like are appearing in wide-open locations previously never expected to be developed, including areas that may be near what has long been relegated to oil field harvesting instead.

A Tidal Wave of Retirement Involved

The number of senior living communities is only going to increase with time as well. The boomer generation represents the largest number of people in the U.S., population-wise, and they are heavily migrating into retirement in all 50 states. As they grow older, they will quickly swell the ranks of what is already known, that 6 out of 10 older seniors need regular support and long-term care as well as being unable to live 100 percent independently any longer. While many will be supported by relatives and neighbors, a significant number will need greater levels of help or simply don’t want to maintain a house on their own anymore.

The Evolution of the Housekeeper

Assisted living is not a new concept. For decades, older homeowners and residents have relied on services, help, maids, housekeepers, and relatives to visit periodically and help. In advanced age situations, people also need daily assistance with basic activities, ranging from cooking to personal care and cleaning. Senior living communities tend to be the next evolution of this practice, combining service with a comfortable community versus seniors living isolated in a home with spotty support. And an entire industry has been built around making this possible, is far easier to provide today than it was only 30 years ago.

Given the proximity, it will be no surprise in another 20 to 30 years that areas that for decades were open land will have new communities for seniors. And that means there will be a whole new balancing game with cattle ranchers, real estate, oil fields, and farming in many impacted areas.