Those who live in a senior living facility deserve the highest quality of life. After all, they’ve done for society, they should get to spend their golden years well!

Cutting-edge tech from Aufderworld can help your tenants enjoy their stays in the lap of modern luxury. Whether it’s helping your team provide care or easing the age-related difficulties for your clients, we have the audio-visual installation and supplies for you.

Read on for our state-of-the-art recommendations for your high-tech senior living facility.

Commercial DIRECTV: A Must-Have

Most of your clientele probably won’t spend their entire day in front of the television, but everyone likes to relax with a good TV show now and again. 

With the right retirement home entertainment from DIRECTV, television will become more than a pastime. It will let them revisit the old times and bond with new friends in the present. DIRECTV offers your residents. 

More Variety

For some, basic channels are all they need; however, that may not be enough for others. DIRECTV has over 90 networks and offers regional sports, so there's entertainment for everyone.

Device Compatibility 

The system also allows streaming from devices like computers, tablets, and phones. This means your residents can enjoy their favorite movies and shows anywhere in the facility.

Unlimited Streaming 

The service also allows simultaneous streaming on unlimited devices to help your residents stay connected, promoting relaxation and high entertainment value.

After all, there’s nothing like watching a favorite flick from childhood or enthusing with others about the clever plot twist your shared favorite show pulled off last night. Plenty of channels from this type of nursing home TV make this a possibility for all kinds of residents with different tastes.

Hearing Loop Systems: Make Presentations Accessible

If your senior living facility features a chapel or similar group presentation space, commercial hearing loops are a no-brainer since at least a few of your clients likely require technological assistance to hear. 

By transferring a sound via magnetism directly to hearing aids, hearing loop systems enable clear auditory communication to these individuals, which is especially useful since hearing aids aren’t always reliable in large-group settings.

Our team will visit your location and determine the best area for a hearing loop installation. Whether it’s the common room, the chapel, or the dining area, we’ll develop a system to help your guests or residents hear more easily. 

Improved Hearing for All Residents

Often, you think of hearing loops used in large, open spaces where presentations or events occur, such as churches, conference rooms, or small arenas. However, in recent years, many residential businesses have invested in hearing loop systems to help their residents and guests hear better and enhance their quality of life. 

Many residents in senior living facilities are hard of hearing and rely on different devices to ease their hearing. With a hearing loop installation, you can help each resident with hearing aids or cochlear implants connect to the system and hear better. 

Hearing loop systems magnetically transport sound waves to each connected device, which puts the sound directly in the ear of your residents. While they are not overly useful for one-on-one conversations, they are extremely beneficial if there is a large meeting, overhead announcements, and more. The sound will be delivered directly to their ears, so they won’t have to strain to hear important announcements. 

Quality Sound

Unlike other hearing technologies, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you never have to worry about sound fading or cutting off with hearing loop systems. Hearing loops magnetically transport sound waves to each person’s hearing aid by utilizing telecoils. 

Telecoils will be set up around your facility, and all your residents and guests have to do is turn on their hearing aids or implants. By doing this, people at your facility won’t have to turn up their speakers, which can disturb others in the vicinity. 

More Inclusive

Hearing loops are inconspicuous, which is a great benefit for anyone who is embarrassed about their hearing loss. Some people may be uncomfortable adjusting the sound on their hearing aids or cochlear implants, but with hearing loops, they don’t need to worry. 

Because hearing loops magnetically transport sound into each person’s ears, they don’t need to adjust the sound or bring attention to the fact they are hard of hearing. This is especially useful if your residents and guests are participating in a community event or you are hosting an event to bring everyone together. Your residents can inconspicuously enhance their hearing, encouraging them to participate or making them feel more included. 

For more information on hearing loop systems, check out our blog on everything you need to know about hearing loops.

Sound Masking

While this isn’t a feature on your televisions, per se, it definitely is one that enables residents to better focus on their favorite television shows. By reducing excessive noise, sound masking enables your residents to enjoy their recreation in the peace and quiet they deserve.

Digital Signage Solutions 

Keeping residents in the loop about all the latest updates, events, or announcements can prove difficult for any facility, let alone a modern senior living community. 

That’s where digital signage solutions can come in handy, offering facility management a more direct line of communication to highlight important information that applies to residents’ interests, needs, and lifestyles. 

You can manage and share content across digital signage displays in a wide variety of ways, so you are sure to find the perfect one for your facility.  

Customizable Presentations or PowerPoint Slides 

Make presentations for your residents, including videos and personalized images that add joy and excitement for seniors and their families.

Branded Video Content or Photography 

Branded video content or photography helps increase your facility's credibility and improve engagement with current and prospective residents, their families, and guests. 

Touchscreen Content Displays 

The touch screen makes it easier for individuals to interact with the content and can help assist with demonstrations for more clarity and easier-to-use features.

Interactive Digital Kiosk Stations 

Keeping your residents and staff informed is easier with interactive digital kiosks. They can provide safety alerts and services like Wi-Fi connectivity and be used as an advertising medium for an easy-to-use digital solution.

Voice-Recognition or Text-to-Phone Capabilities

For some individuals navigating the buttons on phones can be challenging, and talk-to-text and voice recognition negate this by using sophisticated algorithms to turn their speech into written text.

From emergency notifications to updates in policies or schedules, installing digital signage is ideal for senior living facilities looking to keep everyone on the same page. 

Automated Control Systems 

Imagine having one centralized location to control and manage all facets of your facility’s audio-video needs. Such convenience is possible by installing a customizable control system in your senior living facility! 

Commercial control systems will enable staff to instantly manage or alter operational amenities.  

Air Temperature Control 

Implementing an air temperature control system means there's no requirement for your staff to step in and make continuous changes throughout the day with temperature fluctuations, saving them time.

Automated Lighting Systems

Your facility is busy, and the last thing you want your staff or residents to worry about is the lighting. Automated systems offer a convenient and energy-efficient option that doesn't require them to take time out of their busy day because the design is preprogrammed to ensure efficiency.

Video or Audio Systems 

Audio and video systems are used in every environment, from classrooms to trade shows, because they help build engagement. They can help assist with turning off and on devices and lighting, and provide one main interface control center, decreasing stress and allowing your staff to stay focused on keeping your residents happy.

DIRECTV accounts 

DIRECTV is an exceptional option for those who want the feeling of traditional TV while still including other premium channels. This help gives your residents a wide variety of viewing options so they can enjoy all their favorite programming.

CCTV systems 

Safety is the number one priority, especially in retirement facilities, and CCTV or closed circuit television offers surveillance by using cameras to help ensure that your residents are safe and secure.

Best of all, automated control systems can be managed from just about any device you can think of, whether it’s your facility’s computer base, smartphones, tablets, or any other mobile device. 

Video Wall Displays 

When people walk into the lobby or entrance of your senior living facility, you want them to be immediately impressed by their surroundings. Installing a video wall display will not only leave your residents and visitors in awe but can impressively display branded video content in a more engaging platform. 

Make the Content Easier to See

Video wall displays combine multiple video screens to display one larger visual screen that will better emphasize any visuals, images, or messages you’re trying to convey to your clientele. 

Enhance the Entertainment 

Video wall displays don’t just make for ideal visual presentations to welcome your residents and guests, they’re perfect for installing in entertainment rooms or board rooms to provide a more expansive, intricate view to screen content. 

CCTV Systems: Lend Your Staff a Hand

Your staff works hard to embody your business, so give them what they need to do just that with a CCTV system. This video surveillance technology fosters enhanced safety in your facility and helps with the following:

Preventative Watch

Surveillance removes the need for your staff to regularly patrol the halls while allowing them to keep tabs on the residents. 

Helps Reduce Crisis Situations

Plus, it allows them to be proactive with their work. Because CCTV systems can play a live feed, employees can detect potentially dangerous situations ahead of time and rush to the scene, preventing disaster.

For more on CCTV, read our blog on CCTV and how it can help your business.

Aufderworld: Your Source for the Best of Modern Technology

If you want to make your senior living facility one on the cutting edge of technological convenience, our multi-talented team is ready to provide. The Aufderworld team has been providing exceptional services in the Twin Cities since 1983, and we would love to help you fulfill all your A/V needs today!

If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, message us online or give us a call at 763-233-7700 to connect with our team.