Check The Different Types Of Retirement Homes Available In India And Know What They Offer

Retirement homes offer housing as well as solutions for age-related issues to senior citizens, although awareness of these homes is scant among the public.
Check The Different Types Of Retirement Homes Available In India And Know What They Offer

With the rise of nuclear families in India, the unintended consequence of that is the that the elderly people are often left on their own to deal issues related to health, reduced mobility, etc., leading to their feeling of loneliness and helplessness.

Therefore, retirement homes could be an option for seniors as they cater to their specific needs. There are various formats of retirement homes in India and you can choose the one that suits your needs. Here is a guide on what these homes offer.

Independent Living

These are like any other apartment that suits senior citizens who do not require support in their day-to-day life. Hence, these types of accommodation are suitable for those who can live independently and want to live in an active community. All basic facilities, such as a park, clubhouse, multipurpose hall, swimming pool, yoga room, gymnasium, library, recreation activity, security, etc., are provided. One can buy these homes or take on rent. You can also rent it out if you are not living in it.

Assisted Living

According to a report by in 2022, assisted living accommodation offers facilities, such as meals, medication management, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, transportation, recreational activities, etc. Senior citizens who can take care of themselves with little support may find it suitable as it provides the staff and the required assistance in daily activities.

Skilled Or Nursing Care

These homes are for those seniors who are not able to take care of themselves and need special care due to physical or mental issues. The facilities include 24x7 nursing care, doctor-on-call, and on-site ambulance, with all other facilities of assisted living. The quality of service may vary for different projects.

Continuing Care Community

Continuing care is for those senior people who need constant aid in various activities. These homes offer them all their needs. The offerings include full-time medical care and support. The residents can avail of different personal care as they age living in the same community, starting out from independent living to continuing care, depending on their changing requirements, according to In India, where seniors are typically taken care of by their families, this concept is slowly gaining ground. Even the government, acknowledging the issue of the aging population, issued model guidelines in 2019 for the development and regulations of retirement homes.

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