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Myth vs. Reality: Senior Living Homes v/s Old Age Homes (Part-2)

Senior living houses are often discarded by people for the reason that it is not our culture, but the truth is there’s always been a culture of independent living for senior citizens, which was earlier known as Vanaprastha Ashram’. Living in senior-living homes isn’t the abandonment of seniors. It is giving them an independent life, a new beginning, a lifestyle that is hassle-free, active, and among the community of similar aged and like-minded individuals.

Below are some common #Myths about Senior-Living Homes-

  • Myth#1: Old-Age Homes and Senior-Living Homes are the same

Senior Living Homes are in no way comparable to old-age homes except for the fact that both are for senior citizens. Senior living homes are individual houses where the residents are the owners of their house and are independent to live their life on their own terms, cook, clean, and do stuff as they please with readily available  assistance but only based on their choice and not forced upon.

  • Myth#2: There are no choices or no independence in Senior-Living Homes

Every resident is free to live their life on their own terms. Senior-Living homes allow elders in their silver years to enjoy activities that are choice-based with an independent lifestyle.

  • Myth#3: Food in Senior-Living Homes is pathetic and no option of cooking

This is a major myth about senior-living homes. Just like in normal homes, residents can cook their own meals or have delicious and nutritious meals at the community dining cafes. It isn’t necessary to be regular in the cafe or so, people can cook some days and eat-in cafe the others.

  • Myth#4: Life is boring in a senior living community

Residents have a choice to spend their day in various activities and/or with their friends and neighbors. Senior-living houses are well-equipped with various sports and recreational activities which are anything but boring! A recreational calendar with ample activities is aligned for each month to make it fun for all.

  • Myth#5: There’s a lot of pressure on residents

Shifting to a senior-living maybe a big deal for some, but once you shift here, there’s no pressure or so. Everything is hassle-free and peaceful. The lifestyle here is perfectly balanced i.e. independent as well are under care. There’s a community of like-minded and similar-aged people who become friends and family in no time. There are a number of leisure activities to spend quality time, and moreover, visitors are allowed at all times and can stay for as long as the residents please.

  • Myth#6: Senior Citizens get distant from their family

The families of the senior citizens living in senior-living homes, no doubt, can be a bit distant physically, but seeing them happy, leading a healthy and active life, and making friends among similar-aged people, is an ultimate satisfaction for the family members of the residents living here. Plus, there are no boundations for visits and stay-ins with your loved ones in the Senior-Living homes.

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There are a lot of senior-living projects in India. One of the most popular and best-in-class senior living homes is Ashiana Housings Senior Living Homes Project. Ashiana Housing currently has three Senior Living Homes in the country i.e. Ashiana Nirmay (Bhiwadi, Delhi-NCR), Ashiana Shubham(Chennai) and Ashiana Utsav(Pune).  

Ashiana Housing has been awarded No.1 in Senior Living Homes, for 4th year in a row, by Brand X Report 2019-20 by Track2Realty. Ashiana currently serves 1800+ happy seniors.

Here’s what our residents say about us-

“Facilities and conveniences created in Utsav Lavasa are in a way that leads life to an independent and tension-free, that is away from the city’s cluttered atmosphere. Here a lifestyle in a beautiful and serene lush green surroundings.”

– Ms. Lata Gupta

Ashiana Senior Living, Pune

“Ashiana Senior Living has given me life to spend my second inning happily and independently without bothering my children settled abroad.”

– Mr. Sridharan

Ashiana Senior Living, Chennai

Life at Utsav is full of joy and fun. We never thought that we could live our retired life, like our college days. Friends, Hobbies, Passion, Love and whatnot, we got everything here, which got lost in the busy years of our life.”

– Ms. Geeta Thaker

Ashiana Senior Living, Pune

“As a retired Prof. of Economics, he moved to Care Homes on his own. Though able to move around on his own, he chose this facility for security reasons as well as for a hassle-free life and a sense of being cared for. He feels proud to be at Care Homes and wishes to shift to Jaipur Care Homes as soon as it is launched. An avid reader, he compiled a book “Haryanvi Kahabatein” during his stay here.”

– Ms. J. C. Rathee

Son of resident, Ashiana Senior Living, Bhiwadi

“I happen to be a patient of Spinal and Disc problems. On 23rd July, immediately after attending a program on Legal problems in the TV Lounge, I found myself in a state of excruciating Back Pain and was not able to move an inch. Ms. Manjula who was around took note of my predicament, and Lo! what a swift action by her, at lightning speed. In no time I had by my side the Estate Manager with his team and people from Care Home, all attending to me. A special word of appreciation for Shri Raju, the Electrician, whose handling of me was so perfect that he could put to shame the best of staff in an Orthopedic clinic. Of course, the normal services like a wheelchair, stand by ambulance, medicines were all available. Of course, I can also never forget the helping hand extended by Friends and NEIGHBOURS. Speaks of the UTSAV SPIRIT!”

– Ms. Manjula

Ashiana Senior Living, Jaipur

They are pioneers in Senior Living and because of Ashiana, we are living a peaceful, dignified, and hassle-free life, post-retirement.

– Col. & Mrs. P. C. Paliwal(retd.)

Ashiana Senior Living, Jaipur

I was looking for a comfortable place to live after retirement with all facilities and services along with the company of like-minded people.

– Mr. Ganesan

Ashiana Senior Living, Chennai

All these testimonials speak for the services of Ashiana Housing and the quality of life at our senior living homes. In conclusion, Senior-Living homes are not a place where people will feel abandoned or alone. Moreover, they are places with a community of similar-aged people, a hassle-free life, a place where residents lead an independent and healthy, and happy life.

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