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What is Assisted Living? Assisted living is a form of senior housing that has staff and other amenities to help residents with daily activities. These activities include even basic ones like brushing, bathing, dressing, getting in and out of bed,...
Mental Health in India has always been a subject less talked about. Older adults, in particular, find it difficult to express their mental health issues and get treatment for the same. In a country where more than 14 million...
Earlier this month, the chairman of the Mahindra Group of Industries had tweeted about the state of affairs at Indian airports. He wondered about the number of pre-ordered wheelchairs at the airports and tried to understand why there is...
The following article has been shared by our guest author – Mohit Nirula, CEO, Columbia Pacific Communities. In order that we appreciate how Senior Living Communities are redefining Senior Care, we must first understand how the needs of senior citizens...
Talk to the doctors When you are suggested surgery, talk to your doctors and surgeons regarding the necessity and benefits of the surgery. Doctors who specialize in treating older adults will be able to gauge your symptoms and guide you...
42% of the older adults globally are operated upon for some or the other reason. With age, the various parts of the body show outcomes of the wear and tear that occurs over the years. Heart surgeries, hip and...
Nearly 220,000 people are diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) every year in India. As a result of which, the demand for dialysis sessions has increased by a whopping 34 million. 21% of the older adult population requires dialysis. Why...
A urinary catheter is a hollow tube that collects urine from the bladder and fills it into a drainage bag. Urinary catheter is necessary for people who can’t empty their bladders. A full bladder puts pressure on the kidneys,...
According to statistics published by CancerIndia.org, the estimated number of people living with cancer in India are around 2.25 million, with 11,57,294 lakh cases diagnosed every year, and number of deaths registered to be 7,84,821. At times it is...
What is home care? Cancer is a disease with a long recovery process. Medicines, chemotherapy, radiation and other aspects of treatments stress a patient out and many of them prefer to recover in the comfort of their homes. People find...

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