Owning an assisted living facility means your constantly marketing your product. Renting your semi-private rooms is always more difficult than the private rooms or apartments. Its important to make your semi-private rooms as appealing as possible to rent them out. Here are 5 tips to make your semi-private room as appealing as possible.
- Provide a room divider
- Find likeminded roommates
Try to recruit clients that would actually get along with each other. When interviewing clients it may be beneficial to have a 20 question checklist to see what activities they like, what time they go to bed, what are there favorite tv shows etc. this way you could easily match roommates according to their interest which could make for a smoother transition.
- Coordinate their schedules to promote “alone time”
It may be easier to match roommates where one may go out to adult daycare or an outside activity so that they do not spent all day with the same person. This will lessen the chances of an altercation between roommates because they spend most of the day away from each other.
- Having Duel TV’s in the room
Having two TVs in the room is important; in my 10 years of owning ALF’s I have noticed it is the most argued about item among roommates. Setting up two TV’s is as simple as going to the electronic store and purchasing a splitter and some extra cable wire.
- Advertise a special husband and wife rate
I have found that giving a special shared room rate for husband and wife can be a great way to keep your semi-private rooms leased. For example knocking off an extra $150 per person per month to accept husband and wife renters can give you the jump on your competition. Even naming a few of your rooms “husband and wife” suites and decorating them as such can really set your business apart from other local ALF’s
This is the age of having information at your fingertips. When family member and social workers search for senior care they go to the internet. It is important to advertise your assisted living facility online. ssMaps.com is the perfect way to create a website for your assisted living facility, as well as an online identity Senior service maps was created by a senior care provider, in conjunction with senior care social workers, to provide a free streamlined search for families and social workers in their quest for care for Seniors in need. With Senior Service Maps, you get a full web page that you can use on any outside advertising. You can easily edit the content of the web page, upload pictures and add any important pricing information. list your assisted living facility today. Having working relationships with social workers and having a nation-wide commercial campaign allows for a huge online presence, assuring your business gets plenty of referrals.