More than ever, seniors and adult children are active on social networks like Facebook and Instagram. Strategic social media marketing is an excellent, cost-effective way to expand your brand’s reach and connect with your target customer.

However, as a small, assisted living organization, maintaining a consistent and effective social media presence can be challenging. For example, you might not have a dedicated marketing team, but rather staff members who manage marketing, sales, and resident care in unison.

Of course, providing the best care possible to residents will always take priority, meaning your social media and digital marketing plans may frequently fall by the wayside. Thankfully, some great tools are now available to help you streamline your social media strategy.

What Is ChatGPT?

OpenAI’s ChatGPT model is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) taking the world by storm in 2023. As a senior living organization, it’s natural to assume that AI couldn’t be further removed from your industry. In reality, enlisting the help of a tool like ChatGPT can be a great way to save time, generate fresh ideas and upgrade your digital marketing strategy in a flash. And for now, at least, ChatGPT is free to use.

What Can ChatGPT Do?

ChatGPT can interact with the user in a conversational format, answering questions, challenging ideas, and even admitting its mistakes. Because you can speak to ChatGPT like a human, you can get a reliable output even when asking very specific questions or making complex requests. ChatGPT can help with a wide range of tasks, including (but not limited to):

    • Assisting with writing (analyzing tone, creating prompts, etc.)
    • Brainstorming and generating ideas (perhaps for social media captions or blog posts).
    • Translating content from different languages (perhaps for your different market segments).

How To Make The Best Use of ChatGPT

AI programs like ChatGPT can be an excellent tool to save time and provide inspiration for your senior living social media and marketing campaigns. However, it’s important to use these tools mindfully. If you’re considering ChatGPT, don’t think of it as a replacement for your own work, but rather a valuable source of support and ideas. 

Never simply copy from ChatGPT or take everything it says as fact. It’s vital to review its outputs carefully and use these to create unique content rather than plagiarizing someone else’s. The quality of your content will be better when it’s your own, too. After all, your organization deserves branded content that truly matches your unique values. 

How To Use ChatGPT To Boost Your Social Media

Among its many possible applications, ChatGPT can make running social media accounts quicker, smoother, and more manageable for a small senior living community. For example, ChatGPT can help you:

    • Create a content calendar with post ideas and captions.
    • Quickly brainstorm great content ideas.
    • Gain a better insight into your customers’ key concerns.
    • Generate useful hashtags to add to your posts.
    • Create captions that encourage engagement.

8 Prompt Templates To Use In ChatGPT As A Senior Living Provider

Putting together useful prompts is vital to get the most value from ChatGPT. Be sure to provide adequate context and detail, and speak to the AI as if it were a person using full sentences. If you would like ChatGPT to give you answers from the perspective of a specific group or persona, add this in, too. Here are eight examples of ChatGPT prompts you can adapt to suit your community and use to upgrade your social media content.

  1. I am a social media manager for a senior care facility. Can you generate 50 social media post ideas related to senior living?
  2. I am creating social media content for the family caregivers of aging seniors. What key issues do family caregivers face in 2023?
  3. Create an Instagram caption highlighting the unique benefits of assisted living for seniors.
  4. We are a luxury senior living organization. Generate a social media content calendar for August 2023 that includes content ideas and captions for each day.
  5. I am looking to reach individuals seeking senior care for a loved one. Produce a list of Instagram hashtags for my social media posts.
  6. I am a social media manager for a senior living organization that provides assisted living and memory care. Generate a list of 50 social media captions I can use.
  7. We are a senior living community that provides memory care. Generate a social media post caption that encourages our followers to share their experiences of dementia in their family.
  8. I am the social media manager for an assisted living facility and need to create shareable content that will expand our reach. Create an educational social media post that succinctly shares key facts about assisted living care.

How Can ChatGPT Benefit A Senior Living Organization?

Incorporating a tool like ChatGPT into your marketing strategy can lighten the load on your staff, allowing you to focus on other important tasks like hiring, training, and, most importantly, delivering exemplary resident care. While AI should never completely replace the human touch, it can be an incredibly helpful tool when used in the right way.

How SMCG® Helps Senior Living Providers with Social Media

While social media is a powerful and cost-effective marketing method, curating an effective strategy can be daunting and time-consuming. Scott Marketing and Consulting Group’s® senior living marketing specialists will help you develop an outstanding online presence. 

SMCG® will help your senior living organization find and connect with the audiences that need you by developing branded creative content and a winning digital and social media marketing strategy. Reach out using our inquiry form or call us to discover how we can skyrocket your success in the senior living industry today.