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Relaxation techniques for seniors

December 29, 2021

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relaxation techniques for seniors

Relaxation techniques help seniors navigate stressful periods – they create a sense of calm, inner peace, and boost one’s mental and physical well-being. As one of the leading retirement homes in India, we share with you some relaxation techniques to help you get started:    Practise yoga and meditation:It has been found that yoga offers a host of therapeutic benefits which include reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Practising yoga also improves sleep patterns and enhances one’s overall well-being. Practise yoga in a quiet and comfortable place because you need to feel every stretch of the body’s movements. Meditation is also a relaxation technique that can take your mind off the distractions and refocus it to help you cope better in stressful situations. There are many relaxing poses that seniors can make part of their daily routine. Seniors should talk to their doctor before starting any new exercise routine, including yoga and meditation.  Spend more time in nature: There are a number of studies that show that spending time in nature can help you achieve physiological relaxation and stress recovery. These studies suggest that the sight of plants, trees, herbs, and flowers can uplift your mood and help you relax.  Meet old friends: According to a study, having meaningful friendships in old age is linked to higher levels of happiness and life satisfaction.  Meeting old friends can help seniors leave their daily stress behind and enjoy positive thoughts and a sense of calm.  Sleep soundly: Many seniors find it difficult to sleep, especially when they are undergoing a stressful phase. Insufficient sleep can put a lot of stress on their body – seniors can suffer from frustration, anxiety, anger, and depression due to poor sleeping habits. To enjoy a proper sleep at night, seniors should try to switch off their digital devices at least two hours before bed. Also, they should avoid having caffeinated drinks and heavy meals for at least two hours before bedtime. They can listen to soothing music as research has shown that  listening to music can be relaxing and effectively improve sleep quality among older adults.    Taking a little time each day to nurture your mind, body, and soul can enhance your resilience and help you maintain balance in life. At our retirement homes in India, the day starts with yoga, meditation sessions, and breathing exercises. There are a myriad of opportunities for our residents to unwind and relax. To know more about our retirement home facilities, call us at  +91 8884555554.

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Common Health Mistakes Made by Seniors: Curated by One of the Leading Retirement Homes in India

October 21, 2021

Categories : Senior Health Tips

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There is no secret to ageing well except leading a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, keeping stress under control, and getting regular health screenings are all important for your health. However, many seniors often commit health mistakes that prevent them from ageing well. As one of the leading retirement homes in India, we share some common health mistakes to help you cope with the changes that accompany ageing:  1. Not being proactive about your health: Many seniors visit a doctor only when they experience a health problem. By scheduling regular health screenings, seniors can benefit from early intervention. At our retirement homes in India, vital parameters of our residents are periodically monitored along with regular health screenings for early detection and treatment of ailments. 2. Driving even when it is  not safe: Being able to move around in your vehicle is indeed a sign of independence. But as you age, your vision, reflexes and hearing change. These changes can make it harder for you to drive safely. Though there is no particular age when people should stop driving, here are some warning signs to watch out for:  Frequent accidents, even if they cause minor dents and scrapes  Struggling to check blind spots or rearview for lane changes Driving seems physically and mentally exhausting Not being able to tolerate any distractions Misjudging gaps in traffic or misreading traffic signals Driving at night seems difficult   3. Not being receptive towards certain signs of ageing With old age comes problems such as loss of hearing, dental problems, poor eyesight or change in gait. However, refusing to wear a hearing aid, eyeglasses or dentures, and not using a walking aid are all signs of denial. Not accepting ageing and the accompanying changes can worsen your existing health problems.  4. Not discussing health issues with your doctor  There are many health issues that you may think are trivial, but they may require a doctor’s attention. Whether you are suffering from urinary incontinence, constipation, or pain in the back, tell your doctor – even if you feel uncomfortable talking about it.  5. Not fully understanding doctor’s instructions  Often seniors have a hard time understanding medical information provided by the doctor. If you don’t understand something the doctor said, ask the doctor to repeat the information. Asking questions is an important part of your healthcare routine – as it helps you get the right information you need to take care of yourself. Also, repeat the information – so that your doctor can confirm whether you got it right.    Looking for retirement homes in India ? Explore our senior living communities To know more about our retirement homes and retirement home facilities , call us at +91 8884555554.

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Skin Care Tips for Seniors

July 13, 2021

Categories : Senior Health Tips

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Though skin care is important from an early age, it becomes even more important later in life. As you age,  your skin starts getting thin and fragile. Though ageing is inevitable, you can take steps to take better care of your skin. Here are some skin tips for seniors curated by one of the leading retirement home facilities: Use a mild cleanser: Many typical chemical-laden cleansers are harsh on the skin, causing skin irritation and dryness. Use a gentle cleanser that does not contain harmful chemicals.  Moisturise your skin: Dry skin is common in senior adults. While there may be several reasons for this — including certain medical conditions, it is always a good idea to keep your skin moisturised using a fragrance-free moisturiser.  Keeping your skin well-hydrated helps to prevent cracking and itchiness.  Avoid the sun during peak hours:  It is a good idea to step out in the sun to get your dose of Vitamin D. However, avoid the sun during the time when sun rays are the strongest. When you step out, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it 15 to 30 minutes before going out and reapply every two hours. When going out in the sun, wear a hat that shields your face.  Quit smoking: Smoking is not just bad for the lungs, it damages the skin in numerous ways. Smoking adversely affects the working of blood vessels which reduces blood flow and depletes the skin of nutrients and oxygen.  Go easy on long baths: While hot baths can be relaxing, exposure to hot water for prolonged periods of time can make your skin dry. Instead, use lukewarm water and keep bath time short.  Keep yourself hydrated and eat a  fibre-rich diet : When your body is dehydrated, your skin also starts getting dry. And the chances of developing cracks on the skin increase. It is important to drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day. Also, make sure that your diet consists of fibre-rich foods. Fruits and vegetables rich in fibre and antioxidants help protect the skin from sun damage.  Want to read more about healthy ageing? Watch this space! 

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Tips from One of The Leading Retirement Home Facilities on Active Ageing

February 16, 2021

Categories : Ageing Tips

Tips from one of the leading retirement home facilities on active ageing

Ageing gracefully isn’t about looking young – it’s about living an active life. For active ageing to be a reality, you have to practise healthy habits that will reduce stress and help you maintain a healthy mind and body. At our retirement home facilities, we provide all the assistance and facilities that make ageing all about living a healthy and happy life. Here are some tips on how to stay active in your golden years: Keep your body alert and active: The benefits of regular exercise cannot be emphasised enough, regardless of your age. Staying physically active in your golden years helps you feel more energetic. It also increases your mobility and balance and delays care dependency. Yoga, swimming, stretching exercises and dancing can help you improve your flexibility and boost muscle strength. At our community living facilities, we have well-equipped gym, jogging tracks, and yoga decks. As these activities are done in groups, they are fun as people get to socialise. Stay mentally sharp: Taking care of your mental wellbeing can enriching your life and reduce boredom. But how do you keep the mind active? Doing things that give your brain a workout is the best way to keep your mind sharp. Reading books, playing games like Sudoku, chess or learning a new language, learning to play instruments, learning new skills like origami, art and craft and painting are just some of the few ideas that can get you started. Maintain a medical diary: Being proactive about your health is the best thing you can do for active ageing. A diary of your medical checkups can help you keep an eye on all the important health parameters. To help our residents stay healthy, we organise regular health screenings for residents at our retirement home facilities. All the vital parameters are monitored periodically, and we keep up-to-date medical records of all residents with us. We organise periodic wellness workshops and awareness lectures to encourage our residents to take care of themselves. Have a positive outlook: Your attitude shapes the way you perceive the world around you. Maintaining a positive attitude can help you embrace all the ups and downs of ageing without feeling low. Read More – How Retirement Homes in India are Promoting Positive Ageing? Positive ageing: How to Enjoy Life After Retirement? Best Retirement Homes in India are Helping Seniors Find Happiness and Meaning with Ageing Ageing with a Healthy Heart: Tips from The Best Rated Senior Living Communities

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Learn How Retirement Home Facilities are Helping Seniors Live a Hassle-free Lifestyle

January 1, 2021

Categories : Community Living Tips

Learn How Retirement Home Facilities are Helping Seniors Live a Hassle-free Lifestyle

When Mr and Mrs Venugopal visited one of their friends living in a retirement community, they were wowed by the setting and the amenities offered by the gated community. Their friend was not only happy, but also looked at ease. It has been a year since he moved to the retirement community and he’s already made new friends in the community. He travelled to Egypt with them and is now planning to visit the ruins of Hampi. He told the couple “I am enjoying an active life over here. I do not have to worry about household chores, cook or worry about maintaining the plumbing system. The community has a 24×7 maintenance staff to look after maintenance issues. I feel lucky to have found neighbours who share my passion for history. I like to invite them for evening tea and then we go for a stroll in the garden. We talk about history and unique traditions of ancient civilizations. After the walk, we go to the restaurant where the chef prepares delicious dinner for us. Then it’s back to my apartment for coffee on the terrace and lots of interesting conversations. I feel so connected to this community.” The visit to the retirement community left a positive impact on Mr and Mrs Venugopal and the couple is now giving a serious thought to moving into a retirement community. There are many benefits of being a part of a retirement community. The modern-day retirement home facilities help you live in your own apartment or villa, with your own furniture and keepsakes, but without the hassles of daily chores. Free from the commitments of work and childcare, retirement is the time to try new things and travel to new places. Today’s active retirees are not shy of travelling to far-off destinations and living in a retirement community gives them the freedom to do so. They can travel to the places they have always dreamt of visiting without worrying about the security and maintenance of their homes. Retirement communities are monitored 24×7 by security guards and there are CCTV cameras installed at strategic locations to ensure the safety of the community and its residents. “Living in a retirement community helps you travel without the worries of who will look after your home. At my previous home, I had to check and recheck locks on doors, check the window latches and the gas before leaving. Now I can just lock up and leave because I can ring the maintenance and security staff for reassurance if I am worried about something”, noted a travel buff living in one of the leading retirement home facilities in the country. With no kids in the house, seniors are moving from their large family homes to retirement communities which offer amenities and maintenance services that reduce the household workload. Many often consider the move as rightsizing. With no extra rooms or home maintenance chores to tend to, moving to a retirement community lets seniors enjoy an enriched and independent lifestyle. The apartments or villas at retirement facilities are designed to feel and function like a private residence while giving the seniors a host of opportunities to participate in social events like fitness classes, movie outings and excursions. Enjoy a worry-free lifestyle at our retirement home facilities When you live in one of our retirement home facilities, you no longer worry about household chores. Instead of worrying about dusting or cooking, you can pursue your passion, learn a new skill or relax and spend your days with like-minded residents. Explore our retirement home facilities and learn about the amenities offered.

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