Gone are the days when senior living in India was confined to old age homes. A growing number of Indian seniors are financially stable, well-travelled and socially active. They want to live life on their own terms, in the company of like-minded people – in surroundings that are especially designed for their convenience and safety.
Senior living communities in India have started offering the perfect blend of lifestyle, security, health and comforts to the seniors. And although such communities are spreading throughout India , there aren’t many that follow the globally popular and futuristic model of continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in India – which offers personalised care to seniors at an age when they can’t do things by themselves.
If like most senior citizens (or about-to-retire citizens), you are also looking for a great senior living housing option– in the company of like-minded people from your age and incomegroup –here are 4 things to remember when looking for a senior living home in Chennai – or anywhere in India for that matter.
Senior living is all about living your life to the fullest
Senior living means living a healthy, comfortable and enjoyable life. Regardless of whether you’re looking for an independent or assisted living facility, short- or long-term nursing care, you can find senior living communities providing a range of services to make life safer, healthier, more convenient and more enjoyable for you.
Why senior living is so important in the current scenario
More than 70% of Indian households are now nuclear – and almost 9% of Indians are 60-plus. Many of the 60-plus seniors are either living alone or also experiencing some of these age-related problems:
So both from a sense of need and preference, a growing numberIndian seniors are downsizing to smaller homes – and opting for the convenience of living in a senior living community – with well-designed homes with senior-friendly fittings and surroundings, and in the company of like-minded people. Living in a senior living community fulfils their needs and preferences– and also helps eliminate the guilt children may feel, because they know their parents are living in a safe, happy and healthy environment.
Plan now to make a better investment.
If you’re planningto buy a senior living home, the thumb rule is to plan in advance. Because your investment now will make more commercial sense in the future when you shift. If you wait, you’ll simply end up paying more for the same facilities.
According to KanchanaKrishnan, Director-Chennai, Knight Frank,“Retirement homes tend to be 10-15% more expensive due to the built-in integrated facilities they offer. Planning must be far-sighted and the homes must be purchased 8-10 years before one’s retirement in order to make commercial sense.”
Extended facilities and care for senior living .
In addition to medical care facilities – which are a must for any senior living community – look for:
Are you looking for a senior living home and community in Chennai?
If you’re looking for great senior living homes and communities in Chennai, you will find many options by several real estate developers,do check out Ashiana Shubham senior living community in Maraimalai Nagar (on GST Road), Chennai. This is a joint venture between Ashiana Housing – the pioneers of senior living projects – and Arihant Groupand JP Morgan Property Fund.
Shubham is Ashiana’s fifth senior living project in India(the sixth one is also a under construction project in Bhiwadi). Ashiana’s senior living projects are one of the few projects based on the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) model – so they are designed to cater to your future needs where you will get assistance on daily routine through our care-givers in Care Homes.
So whether you’re interested in independent living, assisted living or a blend of both – or even in investing in a senior living home in Chennai in advance – you will not want to miss this opportunity.
Ashiana, Ashiana Housing build homes. Homes surrounded by vast green spaces and fresh breeze. Homes cocooned in secured gated complexes. Homes where futures are forged and there are opportunities to grow. And Homes in environments brimming with healthy activity, trust and respect. At heart, we build communities with care.
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