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The Evolving Role of Maintenance at Senior Living Facilities

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The Changing Picture of Maintenance Work at Senior Care Facilities

In the 21st century, the nature of senior living — and thus, the facilities that must be developed to accompany new paradigms — is evolving. In the past, one of the greatest concerns expressed by seniors moving into such a facility was disconnect, or the sense of having to remove oneself from a vibrant, loving community to be placed in an insular, closed-off building that is more hospital-like than homey. These days, as explained by FacilitiesNet, the very shape and structure of new senior facilities is being crafted with the notion of integrating into existing communities, rather than separating from them. This requires innovative new architectural work, great planning, and a listening ear.