User Education Series
As we enter into our Golden Years we start realizing need for Support. We all have a different body and health conditions. Each Human body is different. We cannot generalize needs by age .
We have to look at our selves and identify where we need to seek support or look for comfort. This series of insertion is in general public interest to enable a senior citizen exercise choice based on individual Needs.
Terminologies & explanations used are modified to suit Indian Social & Cultural Practices.
Senior care is an important step in both a seniorâ€™s life and the life of a seniorâ€™s family. An elder entering assisted care can opt for varying forms of assistance depending on factors such as level of care needed for his or her age, illness, and mobility. Some of these types of care include:
â€˘ An assisted living home
â€˘ A nursing home
â€˘ Home health care
â€˘ Independent living
â€˘ Retirement home
The hope is that you or a loved one will be able to stay in these senior care facilities for a while (again, pending the level of care needed) and live life comfortably. These facilities have varying average lengths of stay anywhere from a single year up to 12 years. With that in mind, itâ€™s understandable to be concerned with what senior living will be like down the road, whether youâ€™re a couple years away from senior care or planning to enter it soon.
According to a report by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, titled ‘Senior Housing: A Sunrise Sector in India’, developers felt that this sector has the potential to reach USD 7.7 billion by 2030, from USD 1.26 billion in 2016, on account of the conducive framework in our country.
The senior living sector in India is still at a very nascent stage and not many developers have tried to explore this opportunity to its full potential. This is unfortunate since this sector has immense potential if approached strategically. If we go by the Indian Census projections, the share of elders as a percentage of total population in the country will have increased from around 7.5% in 2001 to almost 12.5% by 2026 and surpass 19.5% by 2050.
Less structured and more community-based
Along with seniorsâ€™ increased willingness to enter a senior care facility, elders also are trending toward preferring a more community-based system. One site found that the usage of community-based senior care systems increased from 19 percent to 42 percent over a 13-year period.
These community-based supports and services (CBSS) allow seniors to have a wider range of care as well as a sense of community. More than 11 million seniors live in isolation, with the CDC reporting that 30 percent of elders 65 and up live alone. Isolation can have dire effects on seniorsâ€™ mental and physical state, so the more included they are in a society, the better. Options like CBSS are becoming more popular because they help seniors age better.
A study called â€śThe 2030 Problem: Caring for Aging Baby Boomersâ€ť highlighted the need for developing an affordable community-based system for seniors. â€śA communityâ€™s social and economic systems need to become attuned to arranging services to meet the needs of an aging society in natural, informal ways,â€ť the study said.