What are Independent Living Homes for Seniors?


What are Independent Living Homes for Seniors?

May 20, 2019

These are gated Apartment complexes offering private residences designed for independent active seniors to enjoy a lifestyle filled with recreational and social activities amongst other special features.

Why Independent Senior Living Homes?
India has the youngest population in the world today and 30 years from now, the elderly population in India is expected to triple from 100 million to 300 million in 2050, accounting for 18% of the total population in 2050. To understand this in perspective, while the current population of elderly in India (134mn in 2020 is fast reaching the current size of population of Mexico (130mn) or Russia (143mn), the 2050 population of elderly will be close to the population of the United States (326m - 2018) today.

One of the biggest issues with senior living home concept in India has been the social stigma, real or perceived. However that seems to be changing slowly as the number of nuclear families have increased in the last 20 years and elders no longer have the support and care they would get in a joint family system.

Educated enlightened families, some of whose children are away in foreign countries or in other Indian cities, see life after 60 as necessitating separate living arrangements where the tedium of managing the house can be avoided. To live among like-minded support groups, meeting them every day instead of being cooped up in apartments in high rises in the city is yet another type of need.

Crimes against the elderly are also a big factor. According to a Helpage India report on Elder Abuse and Crime in India (2011), crimes against the elderly were reported the most in Delhi, followed by Patna and Mumbai. Staying in a gated Senior Living community comes with 24 hour security which is a solution that many children living away from their parents would prefer for their peace of mind.

Parkside by Brigade
M R Jaishankar - CMD, Brigade Group conceived the Senior Living concept in 2004-05 and the first project was executed in the integrated complex at Brigade Orchards at Devanahalli. Pursuant to the success and response received with this project, decision was made to launch Independent Senior Living projects across Bengaluru.
Parkside by Brigade (North) at Jalahalli
Parkside by Brigade (East) at Sarjapur Road
Parkside by Brigade (West) at Old Mysore Road
Parkside by Brigade (South) at Kanakapura (Proposed)

Why Live in Parkside by Brigade Apartments?
Our core competence lies in providing services and care to Seniors with Compassion and ensuring their freedom, Independence and Safety. With various features like enhanced security systems and on ground 24x7 security personnel to Emergency Pull chord connected to Nurse stations, to wide sliding doors to anti-skid and vitrified tiles to 24x7 medical centre to Ambulance availability and last but not the least a wonderful dining hall with tastefully curated healthy menus to satiate your taste buds forever.

Services offered at Parkside by Brigade fall broadly under:

image Silver Care - 24x7 Medical & physiotherapy room facility with a nurse, ambulance and doctor on call daily

image Silver Gym - Certified gym instructors with senior-friendly equipment

image Silver Oak Diner - Specially curated menus for seniors made and served by well-trained staff

image Silver Smiles - Year-round activities including group activities, hobby clubs, etc.

image Silver Craft - Special coaching classes like Yoga, Dancing, etc.

image Silver Suites - Guest room facility at reasonable charges for visiting family and friends

image Silver Springs - Multipurpose lounge for parties and get-togethers


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