After long years of working tirelessly for family and a life full of hustling comes retirement. Something that provides the possibility of peace to the body that has toiled hard and the heart that has run far. With their newfound wings, one’s kids fly away to hustle for their own lives. It might not be possible to go live with them, or one would want to save their self-respect and not want to become a burden to others, even if it is to their own children.
Retirement homes exist for such people, to understand and care for their needs. Retirement homes exist to remind them that life hasn’t ended with retirement and that a life full of freedom actually awaits after retirement. They are not Old age homes. They are not places where one has to live according to someone’s wishes and orders. Everybody has their own life, everybody has their own independence. Retirement homes contain freedom, comfort and happiness.
𝐓𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞, 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬.
Acharya Ramakrishna retired after working at a university for a very long time. He has two sons and one daughter, all of them wise and talented. While one of the two boys has settled in the US, the other is in Australia, both in big jobs. His daughter and son-in-law live in in Delhi. Ramakrishna is a great intellectual. He has studied history extensively. India’s struggle for independence in particular was his favourite subject. He respected his country and its patriots a lot. He has brought the stories of hundreds of freedom fighters to light. He hopes to use all his time post-retirement to tell everybody,
the story of our struggle for self-rule. He has been sparing every ounce of energy for his dream. His effort being huge, needs calm and serene atmosphere. He had been continuously trying for it.
One day, he saw an announcement about retirement homes. He went there along with his wife to take a look. The couple were mighty impressed with the facilities and loved the serenity of the place. The absence of any situation of discomfort gave great courage to the couple. They bought a new house in Retirement Homes within fifteen days of their visit. Ramakrishna is now working uninterruptedly while enjoying the beauty of nature outside his window. His heart is filled with great courage and enormous confidence.
The thought of retirement homes is a new concept that, in fact, came to light in this decade. These are housing communities that give people the confidence of their own house combined with the strength of social-togetherness. Nobody even knew of their existence fifteen years ago. That was when this new thought was conceived into this world. A new thought that entered social life. It took rapid strides forward to make lives happy after retirement. As an idea that came with so many benefits, it naturally gathered countless accolades and attracted people’s attention everywhere. The demand for retirement homes has been increasing every year. Especially in the dangerous circumstances that the Covid pandemic created, benefits like security and proper care – health and otherwise, made these retirement homes even more attractive to the seniors.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬?
Though the name says retirement homes, they are like every other home full of all necessities and facilities. One can own them like any other home and live with full freedom and independence. Retirement homes, in fact, have more specialities compared to normal homes. In many respects, they come with many unique facilities than normal homes.
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝
A breakfast, good meal twice a day, some coffee or tea are basic requirements for any living person. Old age could make it very difficult for seniors to meet even these minimum requirements. They may not have the energy to cook. Moreover, as one grows old, one would want to eat something that is cooked for them, with love. But who can take that responsibility? Is it even possible to care enough for the elderly in this life full of hustle? This is a major problem that troubles the lives of many elders. Retirement homes fulfil this responsibility well and beautifully. They provide good tasty food to the occupants in tune with their individual interests and preferences. In fact there will be a special service for to cater to these needs.
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞
Retirement homes give top priority to security. In normal homes and apartments, security is every individual’s own responsibility. They will have to deal with any such problem alone. Moreover, all days will not be the same. Nobody can tell how and when changes happen in this machine-like life. Why go far, there is no chance that we know what is happening next door.
Similarly, the neighbours also won’t have enough time to care about us. Retirement homes pay special attention to this. Each house has a separate alarm. If anyone in the house has any problem, security personnel will be just one bell ring away. They appear in the next moment to deal with it.
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
While the modern world is growing out of bounds, there is a deep gulf developing between us, humans. There was a time when joint families were the norm and taking care of elders with respect was taken for granted. With the disintegration of joint families came the struggles of the elderly. A sort of neglect towards them set in. Even if different generations are living under the same roof, nobody has enough time to spend with the elders and indulge their interests.
Even the elderly would want to share their feelings and opinions with those of their own age. They would want to share their experiences with those that have had as many experiences, albeit
different ones. In normal situations the possibility of such interactions is very less. Retirement homes provide exactly this, something that has been lost in the outside world. All the people that live in these retirement homes are those that have retired from their jobs and businesses. Everybody’s life is a different story, a story full of countless experiences and emotions. Theirs are the stories of success that braved through numerous problems and challenges. Retirement homes provide them with the comfort and convenience to share their stories and live in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. Being lonely amounts to nothing but living in darkness. This darkness especially devours the hope and happiness of the elderly. “The environment of retirement homes is like the light that breaks open this darkness. Hope and happiness come back to them with this light.”
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐥𝐥-𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡
It is common for anybody to experience health problems once they hit sixty. However careful they might be, there will always be a health-care lurking in some corner. Health problems don’t really come with a warning. One could suddenly slip and fall down in the bathroom or catch fever in sleep. There is a possibility of numerous diseases including heart attacks that can pounce at any time. At that age, how can one find proper treatment? Even if they know where to go, how will they reach that place? Who will help, who will stay behind as a pillar of support? All these problems have a solution in retirement homes. Staff are available throughout the day. Especially those nurses that administer first aid are always present and attend the patient immediately. A doctor will always be available on call. Shifting the patient to a hospital also won’t be a problem. There will be plenty of people to help.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝?
Retirement homes are systems that work in an orderly fashion. Large construction companies build them with all necessary facilities. Later, many companies, called service provider organisations, come forward to take up various responsibilities associated with these homes. Providing necessary facilities is the sole purpose of these service provider organisations.
All those living in Retirement homes come together to form an association and make an agreement with these service provider organisations. Those companies then provide all the facilities and needs of these homes.
There is a fundamental speciality in the building of these retirement homes. They are built to exist in green and peaceful environments and bask in natural light. In some places, they are built as separate villas, while in others they are built as apartments. Though all homes look similar to each other, there is a possibility of altering them as per the owners’ requirements and interests, which means there won’t be any conflict between one’s individuality and social life. In fact there will be a lot of encouragement to pursue individual interests. Apartments are available in various sizes from single bedroom to triple bedroom ones. Each individual can buy one of their own choice, based on their requirement and affordability.
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲
One doesn’t need to worry about food. From breakfast in the morning to dinner at night, everything will be taken care of. There will be proper arrangements to cater to every need. There is a huge dining hall where one can eat among friends while having fun. One can ask for what they want and eat as much as they want without any hesitation. The staff can be given instructions as to how food needs to be cooked according to their taste. If you are unable to go to the dining hall or don’t want to go there, there is always a possibility of getting it to your doorstep. There will be medical staff available to advise on food and necessary changes can be made in that respect.
There will be staff available to help with daily chores and to run errands. If one wants to cook at home also, there are separate staff to provide help with that. There is no need to stress yourselves about washing clothes or cleaning the house. Help will always be available at every step.
These retirement homes function as gated communities. So there will be enough security at all times. If one wants to buy something, there is a supermarket available. There is clubhouse to have fun and a library to explore the world of knowledge. Facilities like walking tracks are available for exercise. All spaces are wheel-chair friendly,
too. There are sidebars installed in verandas to avoid the elderly from tripping while walking.
There is a backup generator available at all times to avoid interruptions in power supply. On the whole, retirement homes are full of facilities and opportunities needed to live a happy and comfortable life. Abundant physical and mental peace available here, is what makes these retirement homes the habitats of happiness for the elderly. Retirement homes provide the possibility of having both, an intimate life with loved ones and a happy social life at the same time. That is why, retirement homes are like orchards of happy lives.
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚
The idea of retirement homes is slowly gaining traction in India. Larger cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Puducheri, Ernakulam and Guruvayoor are already hosting some of these retirement homes. A lot of retirement homes are being constructed and maintained by prominent companies like Saketh, Advait, Vedantha, Max India, Ananya, Asiana Housing and Bahari.
Stress-filled and increasingly mechanical lives, questions about security, concerns on health are propelling the idea of these retirement homes forward. A lot of people retiring from their occupations are choosing these retirement homes. Besides peacefully leading post- retirement life in these retirement homes, there is also a possibility of working from here. There are a lot of people working in this way.
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐝
It was Saketh that introduced retirement homes to Hyderabad. Saketh has been awarded the Best Senior Living Project-2020, too. “It was Saketh that gave retirement homes the beautiful name, Senior- friendly homes. Having been in the construction sector for close to 35 years, Saketh has undertaken a number of prestigious projects. They have now built a beautiful complex of retirement homes near the Gaudavalli outer ringroad 6th exit and named it Saketh Pranamam. While the construction of A block has finished, B block’s construction has just begun and is commencing at speed.
𝐒𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐦 – 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬
These senior-friendly homes have been built in an area of 5.65 acres, surrounded by close to 600 acres of lush green fields. Apartments are being built after leaving close to 70 per cent of the area to allow for sufficient circulation of wind and light.
There are four kinds of apartments to suit different kinds of people. One kind are studio apartments, while others are 1 BK, 2BK, 3 BK. The right kind of apartment can be chosen, depending on one’s and affordability and interest. Flats ranging from 411 sq. Feet to 1885 sq. Feet are ready to be occupied. A total of 513 apartments in four blocks are being built.
While the construction of A block has finished, B block’s construction has just begun. A huge clubhouse has been built in an area of 27,000 sq feet. A centralised air conditioned dining hall has also been readied along with it. This is a beautiful project. Besides these, the project is close to numerous offices, shopping malls and theatres. Kompalli is only a five-minute drive away from here.
𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬
It will be glorious. The future of retirement homes is glorious. Demand for these dwellings is increasing by day. There is a lot of admiration for modern retirement homes that are built with quality and strength and are maintained with a lot of care. Today they are available in thousands but estimates say their demand is in lakhs. Experts believe, the necessity of these retirement homes will increase up to 20 times by 2030.
Times are changing. Living conditions are changing, too. Our effort to overcome the challenges that these times and conditions pose and live happily is what defines our success. The real success.
This is the mantra of happiness that senior friendly homes built by Saketh Pranamam.