As the hair greys and memory dwindles, and old age dawns, a bell rings, your twilight years have begun. These are the years when the old and the aged parent require nothing less than paternal care and nurturing something similar to that of a child.
How do you ensure that you get all the care you should be getting as you age. Modern times have given birth to the concept of Retirement homes —plush with all the facilities needed. From luxurious villas to simple apartments, all kinds of retirement homes are beginning to find ground. Your choices depend upon your pockets. How much you are able to spend , how much is feasible for you.
Though whether rich or poor, at the end of the day budget doesn’t matter, as the basic needs of old age is (food, medicine, security and social interaction). These are some points which irrespective of class tend to be among the basic necessities.
Here is a list of some practices and offers which are a common feature in foreign markets:
50-70 Years Age Group
This age groups marks the beginning of your twilight years, but still as your youth fades away, you are active and may not have any serious ailments.
Similar to a house with usual features, the difference being that you have better lightning, mobility facilitation, bathrooms and kitchens designed for wheelchairs. Also more scope for socialization.
The residents have care workers with them, help them with their daily activities.
Above 70 Years
The requirement for constant care and attention increases and probably you can no longer live alone.
Skilled Nursing Care
Nursing facilities are offered for physical and mental abilities. Services increase considerably with the need of nurses, social workers and transportation.
So when you look at the above practices and facilities, one thing is clear that as you old and retire, the care and provisions increase. The provisions are certainly very hospitable and are a feature of many housing projects in foreign markets.