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When’s the last time you watched a video online? Did you watch a quick tutorial on YouTube? Or maybe someone sent you a video of a cat doing whatever it is cats do.

But did you know that, a single cat video can get an average of 12,000 views?  Now imagine those numbers for your senior living video testimonial and how much traction it could get for your community.

Video testimonials are a perfect way to entice people to learn more about your community and increase engagement. But there’s more that goes into it than just setting up a camera, having someone share their experience and then posting it online and hoping for it to go viral.

I’ll be sharing four tips for creating testimonial videos that make prospective residents say “wow!”

While there’s still a third of the year let to unfold, many of 2019’s senior housing trends have begun to take shape and could have an impact on how industry pros market and sell to prospects in the coming years.

This month, we look back at some of the most notable industry trends we’ve covered this year, as well as the implications they’re expected to have on your business.

Digital marketing reaches leads at various stages of their journey. This includes when they first hear about a product (such as a senior living community) through a display ad, or when they make the decision to attend their first discovery event after receiving email updates and invitations from the community. Digital marketing plays a key role in moving nurturing prospects into leads and eventually residents. It is also supported by an integrated marketing approach — all the pieces of which work together to increase your brand’s visibility.

Older couple getting keys to new home

The senior living industry is in a state of transition. A decline in insurance reimbursements, rising operational costs, shorter lengths of stay for higher acuity residents and prospective residents exploring alternative forms of care have caused communities to focus on attracting more private pay independent living and assisted living residents in order to maintain a healthy bottom line.

This move to reposition will be a hot topic among industry leaders and influencers for the foreseeable future. And there are sales and marketing implications of repositioning that senior living communities should consider early on to ensure the process is successful.  I’ll be discussing these implications in detail at this year’s LeadingAge FL Convention & Exposition.

As we finalize our preparations for the LeadingAge PA 2019 Annual Conference + Expo, we’re thinking about this year’s conference theme: Own the Future. It’s a fitting theme given how many senior living organizations are in the process of reshaping their communities to adapt to changing industry trends and guarantee maximum revenue potential in the future.

As we look toward the future of caregiving, it’s evident that technology will have an increasing role to play. From artificial intelligence to robotic pets that monitor their owners’ well-being, the possibilities for senior care tech are seemingly endless.

In this month’s roundup, take a look at some of the emerging technology in the senior living industry and the impact they’re expected to have.

Baby Boomers are unlike any generation that preceded them when it comes to how and where they want to live their retirement. Thankfully, our friends at RentCafe have put the finishing touches on extensive research into renting trends affecting this cohort and shared their findings.

In this post, we look at some key insights from RentCafe’s research and why they are important to senior living industry professionals and 55+ community developers.

If you’ve had the opportunity to connect with us at a conference recently, you may have noticed our commitment to journey mapping. That’s because we’ve seen firsthand the positive results that taking a more customer-centric approach in your sales and marketing can have in the senior living industry.

In this month’s roundup, we share insights from marketers who have seen success after adopting the journey mapping approach.