Asha and Boppana are in their 60s, living in Bangalore, retired from their jobs. Where Asha was working as a stenographer in a government office, Boppana was working in LIC. Until retirement, they were living a hectic yet comfortable life. Both their children are settled and came to visit them during the holidays. Earlier they used to relish the free time they used to get after long working hours but now they long about some recreational activities to cut the recent boredom they are coming across. They now also are not fit enough to do all the chores of their home. And, hence they are looking for senior citizen homes in Bangalore.
For all such elderlies here, we are talking about important types of retirement homes:
In this setup of Senior living homes, anyone who doesn’t need much care can live. The senior living homes comprise of facilities related to more recreational facilities than care facilities. People above the age of 55, leading an active lifestyle can opt for this type of living.
With the assisted living setup, priority is given to the different levels of assistance as required but not complete dependence. In this, medical care and nursing care provided along with help in moving around, routine activities like washing clothes, etc. This is recommended for a higher age or someone not very fit.
Continued Care Retirement Communities (CCRC):
In Continued Care, Retirement Communities elders who need more than just assisted or complete care are taken care of. If someone is suffering from a condition that requires intensive care he or she can opt for this kind of setup. The focus here is on not only miniating the health condition of the residents but also providing them with a happy environment.
Old age homes:
Old age home is more like traditional shelters which accommodate the elders who have no one to take care of and are truly homeless elderly. These old age homes are usually run by various charitable organizations or the local or national governing body. These homes are mostly free of cost but only provide the basic necessities for the elderly. This is a good option for those who don’t have much budget.
As elders require more care their place of living must be well research and thought of. Factors like medical care, recreational activities, location, etc must be considered before finalizing the senior living homes.