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Retiremnt Homes

Under the senior living concept, there are two categories — Independent Living and Assisted Living. In Assisted Living, you will get 24x7 services and is meant for senior citizens who need help. Independent Living is for active senior citizens who can take care of themselves. Most retirement projects provide both the facilities in the same space.

As per an April 2013 updated report titled, Senior Living Sector in India, by Jones Lang LaSalle India, currently there are 30 completed retirement or senior citizen projects in India. Bangalore has seven such projects, the highest in India, and there are 30 more such projects in the pipeline across the country.


Medical care: The medical facilities vary from project to project. Mostly, the medical facilities provided by various builders- include 24x7 ambulance service, physiotherapy, a round-the-clock nurse and OPD service. Food: Most retirement homes provide a mess facility. The basic menu is designed based on "Senior Citizen's nutritional needs". The charges for this facility varies from builder to builder.

Feeling at home: The biggest facility that these homes provide is the emotional comfort since they are not the typical old age homes, which remain a taboo in our society.


Age limit: Unlike in an ordinary project, here only people above the age of 55 years can reside. If your spouse is below the age of 55 years, she can live in the retirement home as well. If you have kids, they can visit you. Though there is a limitation on visiting days of around 60-90 days.

Inheritance and resale: Like any other project, your child can inherit the house. However, he/she can't live here until he/she becomes a senior citizen. That means he/she will have to either keep it shut or rent it out compulsorily to a senior citizen or wait until a certain age. Also, if an heir wants to sell the property, the new resident should be a senior citizen. Costs: If you are planning to buy a retirement home, you will end up spending more than what you spend on a normal house in the same locality, because there is dearth of such projects. Few Retirement Home Projects Click here for Yoga Institutes in Maharashtra: