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How to select a Senior Home

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Category - Senior Citizen Health and Healthy Living

How to select a Senior Home

Senior Citizens would be 12% of total population by 2026 and 20% of total population in 2050. According to 2011 census almost 15 million elderly Indians live all alone.

There is a trend of senior citizens interested in living independently in retirements not with their children but close to them. There are a NRI senior citizens who are interested in moving back to India after their retirement.

New retirement homes are being built across India with maximum demand from south India where people have accepted the concept of senior home.

In order to decide your living arrangements do research to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you will need.

Types of living options
  • Stay at your own home
  • Retirement Home - usually for-profit enterprises, that create apartments are catered to senior citizens and their specific needs. These are available to buy or rent and are 1 -3 bedroom apartments that are specifically designed to keep senior citizen needs in mind. They have parks,  and other recreational areas catered towards senior citizen.
  • Old Age Home - these are usually operated by non-profit or charitable enterprise. They are either free or have costs as low as Rs 1000 per month. They may provide a single room or a shared room with common living and dining areas. They usually provide room and board. Some are gender specific while others may have age limitations.
  • Ashrams in places like Rishikesh, Haridwar and other cater to religious minded senior citizens.
  • Assisted Living home  - senior citizen housing option for individuals who require help with some of life’s daily tasks such as bathing, cooking and even dressing.Some of the considerations when deciding your living arrangements are

Cost depends on the size of the home and quality of the home

  • Apartments cost 40-50 lakhs  - 1 bedroom house to own or 10000-15000 per month to rental monthly
  • Ashrams in Rishikesh, Haridwar etc

Medical Needs

If there are medical needs, you would need a place that specializes

Why people chose senior home
  • Close to family and friends
  • concern of medical emergencies,


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