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Advantages of Buying Senior-friendly Apartments vs. Retirement Homes
[April 21, 2017]

Advantages of Buying Senior-friendly Apartments vs. Retirement Homes

BENGALURU, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

One of the challenges for senior citizens in India today is the lack of housing which is built to suit their unique requirements. Some of these requirements include home layout and features that support limited mobility, emergency medical care, higher security, healthy food and diet options and avenues to exercise and socialise.

The rise in the number of senior citizens in India has resulted in numerous retirement homes coming up, especially in Bangalore. However, retirement homes have certain challenges, including high maintenance costs, restrictions in terms of the family who can stay with the senior citizens, food and dietary constraints. To address this gap, Brigade is introducing a new concept of 'senior-friendly apartments' in Bangalore, which is looking to address the challenges faced by senior citizens, without the drawbacks of retirement homes.Parklane is the name given to three blocks at Plumeria, which is a part of Brigade Meadows . It is a 60-acre township in Kanakapura Road. The difference between retirement homes and senior-friendly apartments include:

No restrictions on Age/Family Occupancy at Parklane 

Retirement homes come with the condition that you must be over the age of 50 years to occupy the space. With senior-friendly home, there is no such restriction. Anyone can purchase a senior-friendly home and the family of the senior can live in the apartment at any point, with no restriction. This ensures that as a senior member, you can spend time with your family in a comfortable and secure environment.

Parklane Ensures a Low Maintenance Cost 

In a retirement home, many costs are fixed and added to the maintenance, making the monthly maintenance quite high. These fixed costs include food, caretakers and amenities that you may or may not use.

Senior-friendly apartments have a standard/lower maintenance cost like regular apartments and only charge for food, amenities on a pay-per-use basis.

Common Dining Area in Parklane Apartments 

Most retirement homes have compulsory common areas for dining, where the senior citizen is required to dine for all three meals in a day. However, at Senior-Friendly Apartments, there is a dining/kitchen area in each apartment, which family memebers and senior citizens can use to cook for themselves. Apart from this benefit, the cost would also reduce as one would not pay a fixed amount to the cafeteria every month.

Key Features of Brigade's Senior-friendly Homes 

Brigade is introducing one-of-a-kind senior-friendly apartments that comprise of innovative amenities with the best living standards for senior members. Below are some of the world-class amenities.

  • Grab bars, anti-skid tiles, motion-sensor lighting, and a panic button in bathrooms
  • Home Intercom
  • In-campus medical emergency care
  • Gas leak detector
  • Provision for video door phone
  • Common dining area
  • Wider passageways
  • Ergonomic seating in common areas
  • More than 3 acres of greenery with 50+ amenities

Click here to enquire and schedule a site visit. 

About Brigade Group 

Brigade Group was established in 1986, with property development as its main focus. Today, Brigade Group is one of India's leading property developers. We are headquartered in Bangalore, with branch offices in several cities in South India, a representative office in Dubai and an accredited agent in the USA. We have a uniquely diverse multi-domain portfolio that covers property development, property management services, hospitality and education. Our projects extend across several major cities in South India: Chennai, Chikmagalur, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore and Mysore.

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Namita Dagar
Brigade Group

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