The Emerging Tech That is Improving Senior Living | Moses Dixon | Healthcare

Moses Dixon
2 min readFeb 10, 2023

Today, assisted living is becoming more practical and comfortable, and the design of facilities is being changed to accommodate this new lifestyle. While the top priority is still providing high-quality healthcare services, the design of facilities has to accommodate the needs of an aging population. To make these facilities more comfortable and engaging, here are a few emerging technologies that will improve the senior living industry.

3D Printing

Due to the increasing popularity of 3D printing, it is becoming more and more common. It offers a wide range of practical and fun applications. Seniors can benefit from 3D printing in many ways. It can be used to build new homes, create custom limbs, and provide personalized medication. With the possibilities of this technology, we can’t wait to see how it will affect the lives of people over 65.


The rise of voice-controlled assistants has dramatically impacted the senior living industry. People are eager to see what the future holds for them. According to experts, the next generation of voice-controlled assistants will be used in senior living facilities to help older adults with various tasks, such as turning on the lights and ordering food. They will also provide valuable assistance to those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Digital Caretakers

A digital caretaker is a virtual assistant that helps senior living communities keep their residents’ day-to-day tasks running smoothly. They can provide various services such as meal planning and medication reminders. Communities and digital caretakers can increase the engagement of residents and enrich the quality of life for those who reside there. They can also help keep individuals connected with their loved ones.

Wearable Health Tracker

By the end of 2023, wearable technology will be widely used in senior living communities to monitor the activities of their residents. These devices will help improve the quality of care for their residents. They will also track their heart rate and sleep patterns.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is expected to become a popular technology for senior living communities. It can help improve the quality of life for those suffering from mental health issues or being physically disabled. It has been shown that this technology can reduce social isolation and improve mental health.

Originally published at on February 10, 2023.



Moses Dixon

Moses Dixon is a Ph.D. holder in Worcester, MA. His work has been centered around community development. More