Aging Parents: Is independent living safe for seniors?

Many Indians take pride in the fact that their children are living happily abroad. But as they age, this becomes a worry for both – the parents who are living here, and the children who have flown to distant countries. This motivates them to search for safe senior living accommodation. Statistics show that 100 million senior citizens are currently living in India. By 2021, this figure is expected to reach 150 million. Many of them will live independently and the trend has already started. forward thinking builders such as Ashania Housing has made Senior living in India today and in the near future a wonderful experience.

But the overriding question is, Is independent living safe for seniors? Gone are the days when dada-dadi and nana-nani live with the children. Now the attitude is ‘we want space’, and maybe surprising the older generation also want the same! It is but natural that family members want them to be safe and well taken care of. Ashiana Senior  Living ensures that seniors lead an active lifestyle and give senior citizens the right platforms for physical activity, varied social engagements and medical well-being in addition to taking proportionate measures of security.

It is of great pride to say that we are the pioneers of independent senior citizen living. There are independent units of 1,2, and 3 bedrooms, complete with a spacious living room, and a modular kitchen. The only criterion is that a person should be 55 years or above. Putting their trust in Ashiana Housing, many people pre-booked the flats even before the earth was broken for the Bhiwadi project (the first one). Today, our senior living projects are in Chennai, Lavasa, and Jaipur.

The children of most of the senior citizens who live here, are abroad. They wanted a safe place for their parents and found it in Ashiana Housing. Over the years, the needs changed of the residents. From independent living, it gradually became assisted living.

Safety is about health and physical protection. The ‘care homes’ are a ‘next level’ reassurance of the family of the people who live here, and the residents themselves. In case anyone has an emergency or requires specialized health care, there are ambulances that are ready 24×7 to ferry the patient to the hospital of their choice.  As for protection, not only are there guards at check points but there are also cc cameras throughout the campus that are being constantly monitored. In the day, many of the housekeeping staff are on the premises sweeping and cleaning, gardeners tending the well landscaped parks and gardens, and the maintenance staff who attend the needs of the residents. So if anything untoward happens, someone is there to help. The streets are well lit at night and there is absolutely no need to fear anything, making the place safe day and night. Over and above, there is a responsible person 24×7 at the help desk, which is located in the office. In case there is any requirement, they are there to help you. They also extend a hand in case a person has personal problems such using the mobile phone, pay the electricity bills, organize a courier if a parcel or papers need to be sent, etc. The cherry on the cake is the camaraderie that springs up between the seniors living here. One can easily take the lift and go down to the beautifully landscaped parks. Because everyone living here has the same problems and joys, it is easy to develop friendships with like-minded people. People have the time to listen to one another’s problems and empathize when required. This is also a safety valve for seniors who are living alone. Especially for those who have lost their spouse and need company to lead a healthy life. Though there are many other gated communities, Ashiana provides everything possible to make senior citizens’ living a great experience in the August years of their lives. A survey of the residents confirmed that shifting here is one of the best decisions of their lives. It is safe, stress-free, and enjoyable making the 2nd innings a win-win situation.

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