Have you ever wondered how senior living communities communicate with partially sighted or differentially-able residents? This is where senior living digital signage comes in
When done correctly, senior living digital signage can help facilitate effective communication with residents. It also motivates them to participate in activities, informs them of upcoming events, and makes them laugh!
To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of five ways digital signage can create an interconnected, accessible community where residents feel prioritized and involved.
1. Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate!
What better way to celebrate your birthday than in retirement? There’s nothing like a little bit of recognition to put a smile on your face. Celebrating birthdays comes easy with digital signage because it allows you to change screen content easily and as frequently as you wish.
Digital signage is a great tool for celebrations because it allows you to fully-customize your screen to each and every person — making them feel seen and appreciated.
2. Provide Much-Needed Comedic Relief
We’ve all heard the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine,” but is this supported by science or just an old myth?
Enjoying a good laugh is not only good for the soul but also could lead to a longer life. Many studies have shown that laughing more frequently can increase life expectancy by up to 8 years. Laughing has been shown to have many health benefits, including:
- Strengthened immune system
- Reduced risk of heart diseases
- Improved Memory
- Reduced risk of diabetes; and
- Increased productivity
Digital signage in senior living communities doesn’t have to be reserved only for the important stuff. It can be light-hearted and fun too! Try posting a humorous quote or funny video clip on your senior living TV channel. We suggest looking up America’s Funniest Home Videos or funny pet videos on YouTube.
3. Share Photos of Loved Ones
Arguably one of the most challenging aspects of being a senior living community resident is being away from friends and family. For this reason, it means a lot when senior living communities go out of their way to create a sense of community by adding personal touches.
Here’s where digital signage comes into play! With the power of technology, photos of close friends, children, grandchildren, and other loved ones can be shown to brighten everyone’s day.
With digital signs, you can make residents feel at home and reduce isolation by displaying running slideshows of residents’ loved ones in their individual rooms.
4. Get Residents in the Holiday Spirit!
Due to the many pre-made templates and customizable options, residents can be in a winter wonderland inside the senior living community!
Whether Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Hanukkah is around the corner, residents can always feel in the holiday spirit with customizable digital signs. Consider a digital countdown to Christmas with a red and green themed background to excite residents; or a spooky Halloween-inspired digital sign informing residents about the upcoming spooky party.
The opportunities are endless!
5. Healthcare Awareness
In senior living communities, regularly educating residents about healthcare is imperative. Digital signage breaks down communication in an easy-to-digest format, making regulator health monitoring a seamless process.
Whether we hate to admit it or not, COVID-19 is still a high-risk virus for senior living residents in 2022. Digital signs are an effective way to display the latest CDC recommendations, including tips on how to best prevent the illness and avoid exposure.