The difference between an old age home & a retirement home is the experience...
ONLY A DAUGHTER KNOWS IT BETTER.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MAA GHARA
Rutuparna laid the tiny dresses across the bed: white crochet, pink and purple paisley, red flowers on cream fabric. Just like the dresses Aparna made for me when I was born, she thought. Fingers interlaced over her full-grown belly, Rutuparna looked down, as if waiting for a response from little lips she’d never seen, the sweet voice she couldn’t wait to hear. She was tired from long hours at the office, yet ready for her labor, her new responsibility. Her daughter would come any day now. “I don’t know why you are collecting all of these things,” her husband’s jovial voice startled her from her daydream. “All of these dresses and trinkets for a baby girl. You know we will have a boy.” They had been at this game for months now. “Let us see,” she said, smiling with certainty. “Let us just wait and see.”
– Mother’s Home, 1994
SANJEEVANEE SMART VILLAGE
- SUSTAINABLE LIVING
- PREMIUM QUALITYOF LIFESTYLE
- FRESH AIR
- CLEANEST WATER
- HEALTH CENTRIC
- HAPPINESS IN THE AIR
- INTER COMMUNITY SESSIONS
- INTRA COMMUNITY SESSIONS
OUR FIRST STEP - WOMEN ADMINISTRATED COMMUNITY CENTRE
ESSENCE OF COMMUNITY CENTRE- By combining the analysis of the geographical, demographic and occupation factors, there arises a need where in, mutual exchange of idea within the community and between the local and non-local communities. A neutral space(community centre) where exchange of ideas, business opportunities, social cohesion, community wellbeing and self sustainability is promoted and encouraged is what is needed to bridge the gap.
OUR PARENT’S RETIREMENT ROUTINE
- A CHARGED-UP MORNING WITH A FEW TO THE PERSONAL GARDEN
- WALKING / JOGGING
- PASSIVE RECREATION
- YOGA / MEDITATION
- READING / RESTING
- GYM / FITNESS
- INDOOR OUTDOOR GAMES
- ART / CRAFT / MUSIC
- CULTURAL / TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES
- SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES
- PERSONAL EV VEHICLES
- GARDENING AND FARMING
Over the last 10 to 15 years, with the increasing development of smartphones and advanced GPS, senior care has vastly improved thanks to the technology associated with these advancements. Sometimes, seniors can be taken care of without a human even present.
Internet of (medical) things
The Internet of Things is a pretty simple concept: it’s the connection of devices that can be turned on and off via an Internet connection, allowing for the sharing of data. This applies in the medical world, too, thereby creating the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).
Elders with memory issues stemming from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have a habit of wandering, which could mean getting disoriented or lost even if the senior knows the location well. “More than 60 percent of those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia will wander,” the Alzheimer’s Association said. “If a person is not found within 24 hours, up to half of individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death.”
Cameras can help with that. They allow seniors’ families or caretakers to make sure seniors are being treated properly. Nurses have been caught on camera taking advantage of elders, for instance. Cameras also help health professionals track the movements of elders with health and mental issues when they aren’t around, noticing their habits and tendencies.
There are pill boxes with alarms that allow seniors to know what exact pill they need to take and when they need to take them. There are companies out there developing and selling smart pill bottles, too, connecting their medications to doctors and pharmacies for data on how often patients are taking their medication. It also sends signals (like a text message or phone call) letting seniors know it’s time to take their medication in case they forget.
Just as important, though, apps are quite helpful for family and caregivers. The information they collect can be transmitted to doctors to help see how seniors are impacted as they age, from their mobility to how medication is affecting them. Apps also allow family members to keep track of their seniors and know where they are at all times, which can be particularly useful if they notice the family member’s activity has decreased.
There are devices available that allow seniors to get help and also receive a better understanding of their medical duties for the day (taking prescription, exercising the best they can, etc.) without a person being present to remind them.
Emergency Response Services
Life Alert revolutionized senior care two decades ago when they started developing emergency response services (ERS) for seniors who’ve fallen or gotten hurt when they’re alone and with no help around. Over the next 20 years, they (along with technology firms around the world) have improved these systems vastly with new technology.
Analysis of the cultural, traditional and occupation criteria will give us the solution pertaining to the type of occupations and skills that can be introduced in the area apart from the existing occupations.