Q&A: Technology-focused senior-living design is here to stay
Research - FEBRUARY 23, 2022

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Q&A: Technology-focused senior-living design is here to stay

by Kali Persall

Tammy Ng is a project manager at Alameda, Calif.-based architecture and design firm, MBH Architects. In a Q&A with IREI, Ng discusses the emergence of technology-focused trends in senior living design, how the pandemic has influenced those innovations and what the future holds for them.

What are some of the biggest technological innovations in senior housing that have emerged over the past year and past few years?

The pandemic has increased the use of smartphone applications, teleconference meetings, and online communication, as seniors shelter in place. There has been an increased use of the phone and computer to access online services, such as online grocery-delivery services or virtual senior community classes. The use of telehealth has increased for seniors to hold doctor appointments at home. Provi

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