October 2, 2018
WEST DES MOINES, IA–Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions, has completed a Wi-Fi upgrade at four senior living communities operated by Lifespace Communities. A non-profit organization currently operating 12 communities in seven states, Lifespace Communities is home to purpose-driven seniors who lead rich, fulfilling lives.
With statistics increasingly showing more seniors using the internet to stay in contact with family or to make purchases and pay bills, Lifespace’s commitment to its residents also includes providing them with the infrastructure needed to ensure fast and reliable online connectivity.
A recent study by the Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute and the Older Americans Technology Service indicated that approximately half of U.S. seniors have a broadband internet connection at home, and that 75 percent use it as a means to easily communicate with friends and family.
Another 58 percent indicated that they pay for an internet service to shop online, while another 53 percent cited the ability to locate information about healthcare or medical issues as a primary reason for using the internet. When relocating to a senior living community, such needs are unlikely to change, so online connectivity is likely to be a significant factor in where seniors ultimately choose to live.
“As other age groups increasingly look to enhance daily life and convenience via high-speed internet, an often overlooked aspect is that seniors stand to benefit just as much if not more from being online, with statistics indicating this fact time and again via rising adoption numbers,” said Gary Patrick, CEO of Hotel Internet Services.
“As seniors continue to age and certain routines such as buying groceries or going to the movies become increasingly difficult to accomplish, the internet is serving as a vital means to ensure that their high quality of life continues,” he added. “We are proud to work alongside Lifespace Communities in addressing this critical need, and look forward to ensuring that their residents can rely on a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection at all times.”
As a leading Wi-Fi service provider for an array of markets including senior living, hospitality and student housing, HIS provides properties with cost-effective results that fully address concerns related to internet speed, bandwidth and quality consistency. HIS is also recognized for its 24-hour support and ability to tailor its solutions to address specific issues, including structural limitations such as thick walls, a lack of fiber optic wiring or the need to provide Wi-Fi for large coverage areas.