India is one of the most populous countries in the world. The demographic pattern of the country has seen a three fold increase in the population of people over the age of 60 years. It is also predicted that this percentage will rise to 11.1% by 2025.
We all know that unless we keep ourselves fit and active, age related health issues may arise as we get older. Ageing can seem difficult to many with forgetfulness and greying of hair. Old age health problems are more commonplace than we think.
As we age, it is important to understand the challenges faced by the elderly. One also needs to recognize these early on for healthy aging.
1. Cognitive Thinking And Health
Cognitive Heath is referred to a person’s ability to remember, think and learn new things. Dementia is one of the most common cognitive health issues. It is the loss of cognitive functions. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for this condition but doctors will be able to help manage it with medicines.
2. Physical Injury
The elderly commonly hurt or injure themselves from falling. There are two main diseases that can contribute to losing balance and strength. One is osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Physical activity, practical modifications like ramps around the house for easy movement and exercise can help prevent it.
This condition can go undiagnosed in elders over the age of 65. This can have a snowball effect on other health conditions. Malnutrition can root from depression, loneliness and no or limited social interaction. Having a complete and nutritious diet by including fruits and vegetables can help prevent it. Timely meals, with someone to watch over the nutrition value and proper intake in elders with dementia and mental health issues, is necessary.
4. Constipation And Bladder Control
Maintaining a healthy weight and controlling diet can help with this condition. Elders should be open enough to discuss with their doctors about this situation.
5. Mental Health
Depression is a common health condition among elders. Having an active social life and with support from family and friends can help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
6. Sensory Impairment
Vision and hearing loss can affect a lot of elders. Both these can be easily treated with the use of glasses and hearing aids.
7. Oral Health
Oral hygiene is an important factor to be considered in elders. Oral health issues include gum disease and mouth cancer. Regular dental check-ups are the only solution to this. There is a lot of dental insurance available to cover for hefty dental fees.
8. Lack Of Companionship
Loneliness and isolation in elders can cause various health and mental problems. Developing a lifestyle which helps them socialize with peers will slowly eliminate depression and other mental issues.
At Aishwaryam, senior care is our top priority. To aid our residents in every way, we have a 360 degree approach in helping them. Aishwaryam dining is a fully equipped and hygienic kitchen providing the residents with 5 hearty meals a day. Each wholesome meal is designed by an in-house dietitian.
There is an in-house medical centre within the premises with a 24×7 doctor always on the floor. Routine health check-up and medical camps are conducted. Buzzers are installed at all the villas for senior safety.
Spa and rejuvenation centre helps in stimulating their overall well being.
Caring for the elderly in retirement homes is essential and The Chennai Homes just does that. Whether you are looking for just a quiet and calm neighborhood to settle down in or you need assisted care, The Chennai Homes “Aishwaryam” provides the ultimate retirement destination. Keeping in mind the varied needs of seniors, The Chennai Homes has adopted the global concept of ‘Age In Place’ where all required facilities are present within the same campus so that the senior does not have to move out of the campus.