Talkingabout Senior Living, what happens when you need someone to assist when youcan’t do daily chores such as bathing, dressing,and cleaning up on your own.
Howabout a home away from home? A place which is tailored to enhance their livingand helping. It’sdifficult to put down what exactly assisted living is in a single description. Thereare various styles and options where in one could be a community would looklike apartment while other looks like town home. It’s basically designed forseniors who are no longer able to live on their own safely and needs a helpinghand. Stuff like assistance with medications, housekeeping and meals areroutinely provided.
Senior living shouldbe looked at as an entire system, not just as an individual organization.Generally, when seniors go to these second homes they feel that they are forcedto do so because of old age or because of some illness. Rather these spacesshould be inviting and purposeful with all the facilities where they can beconnected to the outside world and feel like an active part of the society. The greatest benefit of an assisted living arrangementis that it eases the burden of care for the family.
The older person who needssome ongoing attention is placed in a facility where there are staff to helpthem with their daily activities. This new era of person-centered care is guiding the design andfunction of assisted living communities today. As the older populationcontinues to grow, we will see more assisted living communities designed toappeal groups of seniors to help them live happily away from home in anotherhome.
Recently came across this page called’Seniority India’ on Instagram. So basically, what they are doing is documentingthe lives of old people from various places – what they do, their experiences, theircontributions to the society, etc. Such things can be organized forsenior people in schools or communities, where certain people are called toshare their wisdom and experiences with others. This can be an example ofgiving their living a purpose. The senior livingindustry is quickly evolving.
Every year there’ssomething interesting, innovative and useful trends for senior living which isprovided to offer more amenities and more benefits. The design of thismulti-purpose space is getting to top priority. And it adds value through small changes too. Like just adding a supportrod everywhere in the house, provisions like if the bell rings it can be heardeverywhere, etc. I feel few trends noticed in senior living currentlyare – Varied Social activitiesand recreation – to keep them engaged – Resort-like invitingatmosphere – they don’t feel out of space- Food Flexibility- to meet their digestive needs- Improved aesthetics and Tailored lifestyle – to add more value Since it’s aboutcurrent trends there is a lot of awareness and willingness to do somethingabout senior living-from seniors’ side as well as the youngsters’ side. Technologyand digital advancement are being used to keep them connected to their familymembers and digital gadgets like special phones and remote controls.
All thishelps them in their day-to-day lives. Today’s seniors are more activethan ever, and their living spaces should reflect that too. Senior housing willcontinue to increasingly offer more choices and activities to help seniorsmaintain independent lifestyles, while also providing personalized care forthose that need daily assistance. At the end, they just need someone to be therefor them.