When considering a senior living community, a few of the major factors are location and cost. But another important factor that is often overlooked is which amenities are offered.

Since May 2021, the pace of move-ins accelerated dramatically in up to 55% of communities, according to October data by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. This shows a clear need for retirement communities to offer cutting-edge, trending senior living services and amenities. While care options can differ greatly, many communities have amenities in common.

Here is an overview of the top amenities to look for in a senior living community in 2022.

Trending Amenities in Senior Care

No matter the circumstance, it is important to find a community that provides exactly what your loved one needs – no matter the circumstance. Skilled nursing, home care, independent living … These are terms heard frequently when discussing senior living.

But healthcare is more than just checkups and treatment plans. Beyond housing options or even general levels of care, a community’s living space must offer amenities to its residents.

While proper care is at the forefront of influencer thought, amenities are crucial to senior well-being. They help residents to take full advantage of their time each day and focus on the things they enjoy most.

Going into 2022, here are some of the most popular senior living amenities. If one or many of the following options are available at a community that interests you, remember to ask about any additional fees.

Top 2022 Amenities in Independent Living

  • Barbershop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer room
  • Entertainment (TV and movies)
  • Games room
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet service
  • Laundry service (often included in care)
  • Linen service (cleaning and changing)
  • Library
  • Massage therapy
  • Medication management assistance
  • Private dining room

Trending 2022 Amenities in Assisted Living

  • Activity room
  • Barbershop
  • Beauty salon
  • Fitness center
  • Full kitchen
  • Games room
  • Group exercise classes
  • Internet service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Security services

Top 2022 Amenities in Long-Term Care

  • Art classes
  • Chapel/church
  • Common rooms
  • Computer rooms
  • Internet service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Reading rooms
  • Supervised group trips

How Charles E. Smith Life Communities Is Here for You

Charles E. Smith Life Communities has been caring for older adults since 1914. We offer a full suite of care services, including both independent and assisted living as well as memory care and long-term care. We invite you to schedule a tour and meet our award-winning team.