A not-for-profit senior living provider is moving forward with a plan to open dozens of new town home-style independent living residences, each equipped with technological and design features meant to help older adults live in the setting longer.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania-based Masonic Villages is moving forward with a plan to build 58 new “IQ Home” dwellings at its communities in Sewickley and Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit has five continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the state, each offering a range of senior housing and care services. Its 2017, its operating revenue was $139.3 million, according to its latest financial statement.
“This idea, called aging in place, did have a great deal to do with our thinking in terms of developing the smart home,” Patrick Sampsell, chief environmental and facilities officer at Masonic Villages, told Senior Housing News. “This is both a consumer preference and also a direction in which government regulations seem to be pushing organizations like ours.”