( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2016-09-30 08:07:18 )
Cost: 1-BHK- and 2-BHK residences in the range of Rs 50-70 lakh
Facilities: Homes with sliding windows, anti-skid tiles, wider corridors with support railings, grab bars, shower controls with anti-scald devices, emergency call systems in the bathroom and bedroom. Gym, reading room, multi-purpose lounge, concierge, housekeeping and laundry services, 24x7 health care centre with telemedicine facility
Tata Housing has tied up with Apollo Healthcare for its Riva Residences, an integrated residential complex in Bengaluru. Max India's group company, Max Healthcare, owns a super-speciality hospital four km from the Antara project.
There might be a mess facility offering customised or home-cooked food daily, in addition to a concierge, housekeeping and laundry services. Indoor games, community hall, library, screening hall for movies, arrangement for visits to art galleries, malls and museums could be other attractions.
More seniors are looking at retirement homes not only because of a rise in nuclear families but also due to children migrating abroad. Before getting into one, a person needs to satisfy himself/herself that the projects are not only real estate play. There have been cases where seniors bought houses and were promised services later not delivered. A well-designed project is only one part. The developer should ensure the seniors mingle with each other and form bonds. Before buying, one should ensure there are activities seniors can do with each other. These should not be restricted to physical ones; they should be made to engage in mental activities, too. The developer should also ensure people from different communities are able to integrate. If a person is made to sacrifice his or her food habits or customs, the purpose of senior community living is destroyed. Opt for a rental unit before buying a retirement home or ask for a three-four day stay. This will help to evaluate activities on offer, staff behaviour, and fellow residents