Senior Living

New VS Established Healthcare Communities

I remember working in established healthcare communities (buildings that have been around for awhile) and looking at new buildings thinking how I wish our building could have the new carpet, updated decorations, etc. They seemed to sell themselves and families sometimes would get swept away by that first impression of the newness. I have since worked in both established communities but also in a brand new building that had the fancy new decorations, everything beautiful to look at, and showed so well! I realized that both new and older buildings each have their positive and negatives. One may have long term staff that is such a bonus to the residents who stay in that community but their carpet, decorations, and overall decor may not be as appealing. One may have beautiful decor but they are growing so fast that they are trying to keep up with staffing needs, staffing turnover, and implementing policies. Buildings each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Staffing, upper management, vendors, ownership, etc. can change quickly so keeping informed on the various buildings is important because those changes impact the culture and care within the senior living communities. Staffing concerns can happen in any building but some buildings have more longevity and less turnover than others. The care and heart of the building is what you should really look at and I can help you navigate this journey when trying to find the right senior living for yourself, family, friend, or your patient. I’ll help you see beyond what you’re seeing in the moment during tours, especially the interior and exterior of the healthcare buildings. Call today for help at 502.338.3658.