Active Adult Community
Active Adult Communities are a good housing option for individuals who are interested in downsizing from their family home and having greater access to activities and age peers. Like independent living facilities, active adult communities do not have any medical services available as part of their community features. And also like independent living facilities, there is a major opportunity now for active adult communities to expand their offering and add assisted living and memory care units to their facilities.
It should be taken into consideration that the average resident age in older active adult communities is between 75–80 years. This older population is now needing more significant levels of care but do not want to leave the communities that have become their homes. Our Assisted Living Market Study has indicated that now is the time to make that investment in development due to high market demand.
Any members of an Active Adult Community who currently need assisted living support, skilled nursing assistance, and memory care now access that support through home health agencies. However, as they age they will need more care than a visiting aide can provide. Additionally, this strategy of calling in care from outside the community is costly for the residents, and also costly for the communities as they will lose residents after a certain level of care is reached.
To work around this costly challenge, active adult communities should consider using existing or adjacent land to develop complementary care units, like an assisted living or memory care unit. This investment will mean the community will be able to offer their population a larger variety of living choices and greater access to the services they need throughout the course of their life. By building additional, standalone care units carefully, the community can provide more services without losing its appeal to younger, more active residents.
At Senior Consulting, LLC , we have conducted assisted living market studies and see a great opportunity with active adult markets to integrate additional care offerings into these communities. We utilize project specific development and turnkey approach that makes it easy for developments and operators to add to the continuum of care, offering comprehensive development and management services that are both creative and flexible. Contact Us to learn more!