The Golden Estate – After Retirement Homes are Perfect Blend of Happiness and Peace

Retirement homes enable the seniors to spread their networks, form friendships with the like-minded seniors. With extensive facilities of medical care, round-the-clock, and food options based on personal preferences, entertainment and wellness programs – The Golden Estate helps its residents lead a full life. The Golden Estate offers flexible stay options and financial plans.

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Blend of luxurious comfort and functionality…

The Golden Estate offers respectable and luxurious lifestyle community solutions to senior citizens. There are several senior citizen homes in India, but if we talk about the facility and care, which TGE provides to its residents, it is definitely unmatchable. This quality makes the golden Estate unique in the list of best retirement homes in India. To provide luxurious comfort and practical functionality, one of the best private old age homes in Delhi, The Golden Estate has been designed by keeping the interest of residents in mind so that they can begin a new journey by making new friends and cherish every moment of your life at the after retirement comfortable homes.  TGE involves a team of trained staffs who takes care of every single resident and tries to provide every possible solution of their problems, giving them the comfort that they desire.

Choose living unit as per your preference…

At our premises, we at TGE provide luxury retirement living with various activities organized for the residents. By opting this, one can choose living unit according to their preference for ‘Suite’ and ‘Studio’ format. It has a separate living room and bedroom, offering one privacy and more personal space, while a studio is more compact with a combined sitting and sleeping area. To offer maximum comfort and functionality and to fulfill all requirements, TGE tries their best in providing a luxurious lifestyle at a minimum cost, within the urban centers.


Make Your after Retirement Days Blissful

The new generation of 55 something is challenging the dynamics of retired life. They are far more independent, stable and have desire for a luxurious, independent and hassle-free lifestyle. ‘The Golden Estate’ is one of the best retirement homes in India, which delivers its finest services to fulfill the aspirations for extravagant lifestyle of their residents. If you are above 55 and are willing to dive into an environment with ample amount of fun and entertainment, you need to indulge and pamper yourself at the perfect homes with ultra-modern facilities at ‘The Golden Estate’.

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Beyond fulfilling basic daily requirements…

Giving a contemporary edge to senior citizens, we are turning a new leaf in senior citizen homes, India.  Most of the retirement homes in India are conceptualized with limited services, but ‘The Golden Estate’ provides a complete lifestyle solution beyond the basic requirements. Apart from providing a wide range of luxurious facilities, the staff at TGE takes care of the residents in every aspect. The Golden Estate is at the forefront for perfect retirement living. Our senior living residential community is widely known for its elegant design and comfort that it offers.

Best place to spend your after retirement days…

The Golden Estate is an ideal choice for senior citizens. We ensure the comfort of seniors in the best possible manner by offering them tailor-made, hassle-free and need-based retirement living. Being on the top of the list of senior living homes, we cater to the varied needs of senior citizen. Our company has come out with a spectacular retirement solution. At our facility Suites and Studio are built on virtues of luxury, simplicity and convenience. Therefore, instead of wasting time in thinking what to do after retirement, it will be a wise choice if you decide The Golden Estate best senior citizen home care as your retirement living partner. So, come to our premises and engulf the positivity within. We also offer fantastic entertainment activities that will help you relive your younger days.


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Why Many Seniors Prefer Senior Living Communities to Living Alone

Retirement homes, for many, the term invokes images of a sterile, white walled, overcrowded institutional setting complete with 1950s metal hospital beds.  If you haven’t visited an assisted living  community, especially The Golden Estate in a while, you may have some misconceptions; senior communities have changed significantly over the last couple of decades.

Senior communities today range from cozy and homelike to the posh luxury of a high-end hotel or cruise ship, and they definitely don’t feel institutional. Most elderly who have moved to independent living or assisted living communities report that they prefer life at their new home to life alone. Here are some common reasons why:

No home maintenance & daily chores
Keeping up a home is hard, especially for those who have developed physical ailments. Getting the rooms cleaned, washing clothes, utensils etc. take up lot of time & physical strength.

Conquering boredom
While most of the family members have to move to different locations due to  work, most of the elderly feel bored at home. Residents need never be bored amongst senior community. There’s something for everyone. All kinds of entertainment and activities are offered. Entertainment can range from visiting musicians and performers, birthday celebrations, forays into nature, or just an outing to a local landmark.

Better family relationships
Elderly loved ones tend to become dependent on their grown children, or other close family members, for help of all kinds. Role reversals & work /family management stress can force the grown children to get frustrated on the elderly, making them unhappy & damage relationships.  Since, younger family members are liberated from the role of full-time caregivers, and are able to assure that time with their older loved one is meaningful and high quality. Everyone is happy.

Better food
There are many residents at The Golden Estate who used to live alone, and were not eating right. Some skipped meals, some were living on ice-cream alone, and one would constantly brew tea. At senior living communities, residents don’t have to worry about grocery shopping, meal preparation, or even coffee brewing. Instead, they get to enjoy a fine dining experience every day of the week.

No more stressful driving
Driving can be a tense and stressful as we age, and our driving abilities may not be what they once were. For these reasons, most residents prefer to take advantage of the transportation that’s provided by independent and assisted living communities.

Taking up the hobby
Most of the elderly residents at The Golden Estate have strived hard all their life and had no time to pursue any hobby. Since they do not have to care about home management or taking care of the children, they can take up a hobby easily. This can include playing chess, photography, reading, writing etc.

Making new friends
Older adults staying alone often become isolated, and solitude at any age is  unhealthy . At senior communities they can make friends, share a meal, and enjoy festive occasions with one another. On the other hand, those of them who are introvert appreciate that their privacy is respected, but are still glad to have folks around.

That feeling of safety & emergency
Crime against elderly is on the rise, but at retirement homes residents can enjoy peace of mind that comes from 24 X7 gated security and easy access to emergency response systemsthat are a standard feature in each apartment. Round the clock surveillance of common areas and every corner (except private space) of the facility through CCTV cameras ensures no tress pass.

Retirement homes like The Golden Estate also have in house doctors and medical support staff to take care of emergency medical or health situations.

Senior communities like The Golden Estate is  for everyone who want their golden years to be stress free and it’s without doubt that there are vast numbers of seniors living alone in unsafe or unhealthy situations who would benefit immensely from life at a senior community.

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5 Steps to helping your parents live the Golden Years

With retirement come a lot of changes to the lives of your parents. This transition is hard, however if you want and by helping them choose the right homes and services, you can help their golden years, truly great.

Proper caring for the elderly is done by planning everything meticulously. Here are a few tips to help you get started on helping your parents live the Golden Years of their life.

Identify their caregiving needs

Determine what your parent needs help with on a daily or weekly basis. For example, would they be better off if they were having the groceries delivered? Can your dad follow his medication schedule? Do your parents need help with housework? Evaluate their needs, and then match up service providers to take care of those needs. If you do not pay attention to these now, they will lead of a lot of problems later.

One major factor in an elderly person’s independence is their ability to drive. If they are not capable of doing so without possibly causing injury to themselves or others, then arrange other transportation options. Many municipalities, volunteer groups, and non-profit organizations offer seniors rides for little to no fee.

Start with the home

Mobility and the ability to monitor their safety is key. If possible, make modifications to their existing home. Consider (where possible) tearing down walls to create a more navigable floor plan, installing easier-to-access showers and sinks, and modifying fixtures so they’re more user-friendly.

Also, look into home monitoring systems, which are becoming more sophisticated every year. Some technologies even have the ability to detect changes in your parents’ activity. For example, if the system senses that Mom took a fall, it can send instant alerts to you and emergency services when required.

If their home cannot be modified to accommodate your parents as they age, then be proactive about looking for a new residence. You can also consider senior citizens living facilities like The Golden Estate, with are designs and services centred around the elderly, round the clock care and medical facilities on board, TGE is an ideal place for your parents to spend their golden years.

Look for places with resources

Until recently, local resources for seniors mostly consisted of adult day care centres and Meals on Wheels programs. But as the population of adult age 65-plus escalates over the next couple of decades, more resources will become available.

One such resource is the “village” concept. Villages connect members with resources they need to live at home safely and comfortably. Many villages are neighbourhood organizations that rely on volunteers to provide services. For an annual fee, these communities help senior members manage household tasks they can no longer handle. When volunteers aren’t able to provide services, villages refer members to discounted and vetted vendors.

There’s a lot around you

Many adult children live hundreds or even thousands of miles from their parents. While Skype and phone calls are helpful, there’s no substitute for live check-ins to make sure your parent is comfortable, safe, and happy.

Identify and recruit local family members, friends, or neighbours who can stop in to be your eyes and ears.

If your parent is lonely and would like round-the-clock companionship, consider pet ownership. Pets can reduce feelings of isolation and give people a focus outside themselves. They allow people to take on a caregiving role that not only provides a reason to get out of bed, but also an overall sense of purpose.

Follow it Up

Even after you’ve made the necessary changes, there may come a time when your parents are no longer safe living on their own in their home. That is the time to consider moving them into a more secure, monitored environment.

While leaving one’s home is difficult and often viewed as a last resort, quality of care means doing the right thing at the right time. Your parents’ safety is the first priority. If it will compromise their well-being, it isn’t worth keeping them at home.

Old age care is not at all tough; it just requires a little compassion, warmth and love.

Even with everything you are able to arrange, your parents will need your constant support. There is no substitute for being around and helping them out. They’ve done it for the beginning of your life, it’s time you helped them towards their golden years.


Flatulence & how to deal with it

No-one wants to talk about it, but all of us do it – some more than 30 times a day. It’s time to get real about flatulence.

Flatulence is a digestive condition that occurs as a result of an excessive build-up of stomach and intestinal gas. Such a build-up causes fullness and bloating, along with possible stomach pain. The pressure is naturally relieved through the passage of gas from the rectum or through the mouth by burping.

What’s normal?

Studies show that on average, women pass gas seven times a day and men about 12 times. Anything between three and 32 in a day is within the normal range. Dr Terry Bolin, Gut Foundation president and gastroenterologist, says the discrepancy between the sexes is probably more to do with social graces than anything else. “Women are more socially conscious and more likely to try to hold it in,” he says. “But often, men eat more than women and this could also play a part.”

Today we look at some of the methods, which would help  to get back to normal flatulence levels:

  • Lactose intolerance: A common issue with a relatively simple solution. First, try removing lactose-containing dairy products from your loved one’s diet and see how things go. If they still crave for dairy products despite being lactose intolerant, yogurt may be a less problematic option compared to cheese and milk. Lactose-free milk is also available and Lactaid (lactase enzyme) tablets might help to some degree. 
  • Fructose intolerance: Another potential cause of flatulence, fructose intolerance can be witnessed after eating certain fruits, fruit juices, sodas, or substances with high fructose content such as high fructose corn syrup. 
  • Medications: Older adults take much medication. Flatulence and other digestive issues are common side effects of some commonly prescribed drugs. Double-check the information provided with  medications to see if flatulence is listed and consult doctor about switching to a more digestion-friendly drug. 
  • Swallowing too much air: Dentures and trouble chewing or swallowing food can cause an elder to ingest too much air—which can only be released in the form of gas. While this may not be an entirely preventable problem, it might help to make sure  one’s dentures fit properly and that they have access to soft, easy-to-eat foods. 
  • Slower digestion: Advancing age may cause an elder’s digestive process to slow down, resulting in constipation and flatulence. Encouraging consumption of  more water and eating fibre-rich foods can help resolve this issue.

Eliminating dietary causes is the first step in dealing with troublesome flatulence. If you desire some kind of “medication” to fix the problem, try probiotics. Just remember, if the gas is accompanied by weight loss, diarrhoea, abdominal pain or distention, or decreased appetite, it’s important to see a gastroenterologist. Proper elderly care along with dietary control helps prevent excessive flatulence in old age. Caring for the elderly isn’t tough; you just have to be compassionate

Meal plan for elderly suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Last week we discussed ideal meal plan for a normal elderly & how following a diet can help your loved ones in the long term. In response to the constant feedback received from  our  readers, this article covers an ideal meal plan for elderly suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a diagnosis labelled to any disorder of the intestine, where there is no other apparent pathology. Unfortunately many other diseases often go undiagnosed due to mislabelling as IBS. That’s not to say there isn’t a genuine condition of IBS; there most definitely is, and it seems to be becoming increasingly prevalent.

IBS symptoms vary from constipation to diarrhoea to intermittent constipation and diarrhoea, and other symptoms may or may not be present: stomach pain/discomfort, urgency, abdominal cramps, blood in stools, flatulence, excessively smelly stools, anaemia, bloating, excessive belching and more. Due to varying symptoms there can be a number of dietary and medical approaches to the treatment of IBS, with varied success. Some people may identify certain food intolerances and need to exclude the offending items from their diet, others may adopt a diet high in dietary fibre. Some people however try a number of dietary regimens, with zero success, and so may need medical intervention and further exploration.

However, the first dietary manipulation suggested is the low irritant diet. Fibre needs to be included in your diet, but certain high fibre foods may irritate the bowel. This regimen encourages a good fibre intake, whilst avoiding certain irritant fibre foods. It is also important to drink well – 12 cups of fluid per day. Avoid strong tea and coffee, and limit fizzy drinks and alcohol. It is also important to eat a wide variety of foods and to eat regular meals, don’t miss meals. Remember, correct retirement planning and healthy food intake help lead a comfortable life during old age.

The following meal plan is an example plan of a healthy low irritant diet which may help relieve symptoms of IBS. Use this to assess what are healthy nutritious foods to include, but don’t forget to vary your food choices and to drink plenty of water through the day. Remember to check with your doctor before following this plan.

Breakfast High fibre cereal (porridge, Shredded Wheat, Weetabix, etc) + skimmed milk
1-2 slices wholemeal bread with olive oil-based spread
200ml smooth fruit juice
Mug weak tea/coffee
Mid-morning 2-3 digestive biscuits
Lunch Sandwich: Wholemeal bread + olive oil-based
spread + cheese or yoghurt or cottage cheese
with rye crispbread / oatcakes (Stricly avoid maida based items / bread)
Small portion of raw carrot / cucumber
Low fat yoghurt
Drink water
Mid-afternoon 2-3 oatcakes
Peeled apple / pear
Mug weak tea/coffee
Evening Meal Wheat chapatti, basmati rice or whole wheat pasta
jacket potato or sweet potato and large serving of cooked veg
Evening 1-2 slices wholemeal bread, toasted with
olive oil-based spread and smooth peanut butter
Drink water

In the forthcoming post we will cover information on flatulence & how to prevent it. We believe in bringing the best elderly home care tips for making golden years comfortable. Do subscribe to our posts in order to get  useful information for your loved ones

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A balanced meal plan for elderly loved ones

As people age, most of them tend to lose interest in food. Consumption pattern of the loved one starts getting impacted leading to several diseases. One particular concern in the elderly is obtaining sufficient fluid intake. Following retirement it’s not uncommon for people to drink less, as they no longer have scheduled coffee breaks at work. In order to overcome all of these we have tried to create an ideal meal plan for the elderly in your family. The plan below includes drinks, but it’s also recommended to drink more water throughout the day. Some old people also have difficulty in passing stools, therefore a good fibre intake is encouraged. It’s even more important that caregivers at homes for senior citizens and family members at home try to stick to specific meal and snack times.

Breakfast High fibre cereal (like, muesli, porridge, etc) + 200mlskimmed milk + 1 tsp sugar200ml fruit juiceMug tea/coffee
Mid-morning 2 digestive biscuits Fresh Fruit Drink
Lunch Sandwich: 2 slices wholemeal bread +olive oil-based spread + slice chicken/hamor 2 eggs (poached / scrambled / boiled)+ 2 slices wholemeal toast Mixed salad Low fat / low sugar yoghurt Drink water
Mid-afternoon Fruit drink or hot beverages as per theloved one’s preferences
Evening Meal Vegetable stock or Tomato, sweet corn soup (Make sure you meshor grind the corn thoroughly in case the loved one has chewing problems)and 1 medium jacket potato or3-4 small boiled potatoes / mashed potato and loads of vegetables Gravy – optional Small pieces of fruits served in a bowl Drink water (Try to wrap up your evening meals before 8pm allowing more time for digestion)
Evening Hot milky drink

The following example meal plan has been designed for a typical elderly individual. It’s nutritionally balanced to suit an elderly person who is moderately active and in reasonable health in order to maintain their weight. Obviously this is based on an average elderly person, and there may be significant variation in activity, mobility, weight, appetite, etc., so like all plans, it is merely an example and needs to be adapted to suit an individual’s own lifestyle, daily routine and nutritional requirements. Use this to give you an idea of what are healthy nutritious foods to include, but don’t forget to vary your food choices. Always remember, proper elderly care starts with well-established diet plans.. In the forthcoming post we will cover meal plan for the ones with an irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Do subscribe to our posts in order to get many more useful information for your loved ones.

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Food habits that can cause Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence (UI) affects men and women of all ages, but is particularly common among the elderly. Since UI is accompanied by the urge for frequent toileting, it increases risk of falls by as much as 25% and bone fracture by as much as 35% amongst the elderly.

While medical treatments for UI are popular and effective, age-related UI can be better controlled with simple diet changes. Certain foods worsen incontinence symptoms. Today we list down few common culprits that may trigger Urinary Incontinence for most people.

Spicy foods – Spicy foods can irritate the lining of the bladder. Avoiding Mexican or Chinese cuisine is a smart strategy when it comes to managing urinary incontinence symptoms. Strike curry, chili pepper, cayenne pepper, and horse radish from dishes. Raw onions have also been shown to irritate the bladder.

Acidic foods – Highly acidic citrus fruits, including tomatoes, grapefruit, limes, lemons, and oranges can affect UI symptoms. Vinegar can also irritate the bladder and cause incontinence to worsen. Start by consuming fruits with lower acidity such as pears or blueberries.

Coffee and tea – Caffeine brings a double-whammy: it stimulates the bladder, while also acting as a diuretic. Urologists suggest completely eliminating caffeine from your diet.

Carbonated beverages– The carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks, including soda and seltzer, aggravates the bladder. With Urinary Incontinence, it’s best to avoid foods with artificial colourings and chemicals.

Sugar and sweeteners – Evidence suggests foods that contain high amounts of sugar exacerbate UI symptoms. Stay away from fare with added honey or those that contain corn syrup or fructose. Artificial sweeteners, often thought as an antidote for weight loss, are no better.

Salty foods – Foods with high sodium content cause the body to retain water, which is eventually released to the bladder. Salty snacks like potato chips and salted nuts as well as sodium-packed foods like canned soups will also make you thirstier, causing you to consume more liquids.

Alcohol – Alcohol directly reduces bladder control and interferes with neurological messages sent to the brain regarding when to hold or release urine, making accidents more likely. It is also a diuretic, causing you to produce more urine so the urge to go happens more often.

By modifying what your loved one eats and drinks you can help naturally treat and control Urinary Incontinence symptoms to avoid accidents and other uncomfortable situations. Facilities that offer assisted living for the elderly should ensure that above-named food items and drinks should be a part of residents’ regular diet. Since not everyone is affected by the same foods or drink, test by trial and error process: identify a possible “problem” item and reintroduce foods gradually.. Such and many other valuable elderly home care tips can be found on this blog.


Essential Home Care Tips for Elderly

If you wish to take care of your elderly loved ones at home try to make them as much safe & comfortable as possible. It would help reduce stress for you, as well as, your loved-ones. If your loved-ones feel more secure, less is the likelihood of them getting confused, aggressive, or agitated. Here are some simple, little things you can do to ensure a heightened level of contentment for your elderly loved-ones. 

  • Buy a handy, lightweight pitcher. Keep it filled with water at all times in a convenient place for your loved-ones to get to. Remind them periodically about drinking plenty of water and where the pitcher of water is located. Staying hydrated can ward off a number of different ailments like headaches, sleeplessness, and appetite suppression. It’s great for overall health and well being.
  • Avoid placing mirrors. Mirrors can seem confusing for elderly people because they may not recognize their own reflection. Also, walking up to a mirror can startle or confuse them. If you like to have mirrors in your home, buy smaller mirrors and hang them relatively high on the walls. This is to prevent your loved one from seeing their reflection.
  • Use large dials and number pads. If your loved one enjoys watching television, buy a remote with large numbers. If your loved one can still use the phone, make sure the keypad has oversized numbers. Also, place digital clocks around your home because they are easier for your loved one to read. This will keep them from getting frustrated with trying to read the traditional three-hand clock.
  • Get clothing in basic colors like black, tan, white, cream and green. This will make it easier for your loved ones to pick their own outfit. Take any clothes they haven’t chosen to wear in a while out of their closet and keep them in another closet or box.

These tips are a winner as they are adopted by every leading home for senior citizens. It would be helpful if you allowed your loved ones to make as many decisions as possible. This helps them to feel in control and a sense of importance. The only thing is to limit choices, too many can be confusing and overwhelming for them. Remember, patience is required for proper caring for the elderly.


Simple tips to manage Manage Angry, Hostile Elderly Parents

Changes in physical and mental functioning can lead to feelings of frustration, hostility and anger. This is exactly what happens with your elderly parents or grandparents as they tend to age. While many amongst us try to help their parents; some might get into abusing them either verbally or physically.  However, it may worsen the situation. Here are 5 simple tips that you can follow to manage your parents’ anger.

1. Provide your parents with patience and understanding. Elderly parents, particularly those approaching the end of their life, can be lonely and fearful. They might be sick or have watched friends and loved ones die. Demonstrating care and concern towards your parents can go a long way in quelling hostility and anger. Always remember, patience is integral to offering high-quality elderly care.

2. Spend time talking to your parents every day to assess their physical and mental well-being. Assure your parents you want to help and be receptive to their needs. Many elderly parents do not want to burden their child, so they may not tell you about illnesses, financial stresses or mental and physical pain they are feeling. A few of them might  also want to move to a senior citizens home to lessen the burned on their children. Such information can be known by talking to the elderly.

3. Help your parents get involved in activities outside the home, if they are physically able to do so. Senior action centers, bridge or book clubs and senior volunteering are all wonderful ways to get your parents involved. Boredom and loneliness can lead to frustration, which is usually taken out on loved ones and close friends. These activities are an attempt to avert those feelings and bring about positive change.

4. Look into out-of-home care, if your elderly parents become unmanageable or do not seem to make any progress towards positive thinking using Steps 1 through 4. An elderly community could be helpful for your parents to rediscover relationships and a sense of purpose.

5. Take out time for self  relaxation and recoup. Dealing with a difficult parent can be challenging, so taking care of you is important. The better you feel, the better you will be able to deal with your elderly parents.