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Aging often involves a multitude of changing needs and
priorities. One among which is the infrastructural designs,
that must not only address basic physiological and safety
needs, but attend to higher-level human needs as well. Over
the past decade as people have started placing more value
in wellness and quality of life, the nature of designing
spaces for seniors have also changed.
Design
for
Aging
Four major themes that define the design approach of Athulya
Assisted Living facilities are as follows:
Connectivity: The ability to maintain relationships with neighbours,
friends and community members (both in-person and online)
Choice: Living in a location that fits one’s particular preferences,
participating in activities that one chooses, and making one’s own
decisions about healthcare.
Independence: Relying on others as little as possible for personal
care and getting around, including the use of public transportation,
ride-sharing, and walking.
Wellness: Not only staving off disease but also managing long-
term illness to lead a productive and fulfilling life.
Lighting: It’s essential for senior to have sufficient lighting in their
living spaces. Well-lit spaces in Athulya have many benefits apart from
preventing them from trips, slips and falls, they also allow seniors to
continue to engage in tasks they enjoy reading or doing puzzles.
Option for natural light: Strategically spaced windows at specific
locations of houses ensure that the natural light is let in, so our loved
elders can enjoy the benefits of vitamin D and a balanced circadian
rhythm.
Colors: Eyesight changes as one gets older. Color choices at Athulya
help to create a comforting, non-threatening environment that
contributes to the healing process and helps compensate for physical
and cognitive losses in our senior residents. Strong contrasts in color
between furniture, surrounding walls, drapes and floors are also added
to improve the visibility during the day.
Lever Door Handles: Levers allows easier access to the elders where
the lack of hand strength can prevent opening a door. It provides an
environment for the elderly to do the things more independently
restoring their sense of self-dependence.
Handrails: Handrails installed on both sides of stairs, ramps and
hallways at high and low levels prevent falls of elders. These handrails
are provided with a slip-resistant surface for a secure grip even if the
floor slope is not steep enough for great support of balance.
Grab Bars: Grab Bars provide stability for seniors and help to prevent
falls. Grab bars make the washrooms elderly-friendly by providing
enough support. In order to support enough weight, these grab bars
are installed with wall reinforcement.
Faucets: Lever-shaped faucet handles in the tub, shower and at
the vanity sink are easier to use than smaller, round knobs.
Controls shaped like a cross are another easy-to-grip option.
Having these types of faucet in Athulya helps the residents to gets
rid of the twisting and turning that can be difficult for them.
Doorways: It should be of minimum 36 inches wide which will
allow them to move through without risking any damage to them.
Easy open-doors with viewing panels are installed throughout the
building to enhance security.
Seating: All furniture should be easy to get in and out of.
Narrower or shallow seats are better for elders with bad knees or
someone who has difficulty rising out of a seated position.
Microfibers for the cushions are the good option providing soft
and comfortable insulation.
Medical Alarm System: Makes a real difference in the lives of
senior citizens suffering from chronic ailments. Assists in keeping
the lines of communication open between elderly and individuals
who provide required assistance.
Open floor plan: A clutter-free living space means greater freedom
of movement for elderly. Apart from providing a wider passageways
for them to navigate around, it also minimizes the risk of them
tripping over objects or knocking into furniture.
Pest Management: Pests can affect indoor air quality and can trigger
allergic reactions or asthma attacks in some senior elders. Pests are
managed throughout the building to help keep elders healthy. Proper
guidance on waste management is also carried out to keep the pests
at bay.
Slip-resistant floors & Smoothly Bend Corners
Falling is one of the serious concerns for the elderly. Slip-
resistant floors and smoothly bend corners at Athulya
provides high level of protection from slipping and falling.
These floors do also comfort underfoot which becomes
more important as one age.
• Comfortable Environment
• Feeling of Independence
• Convenience to Services
The meticulously designed senior friendly infrastructure at
Athulya Assisted Living provides a comfortable living space
for seniors to relish their golden crown of life.
• Reduced Falls and Slips
• Safety and Security
• Increased Mobility
24 x 7 Assistance
Call : + 91 44 4004 1616 / + 91 98844 97300
Email : enquiry@athulyaliving.com
Website : www.athulyaliving.com
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Design For Aging - Senior Friendly Homes - Athulya Assisted Living

  • 1.
  • 2. Aging often involves a multitude of changing needs and priorities. One among which is the infrastructural designs, that must not only address basic physiological and safety needs, but attend to higher-level human needs as well. Over the past decade as people have started placing more value in wellness and quality of life, the nature of designing spaces for seniors have also changed. Design for Aging
  • 3. Four major themes that define the design approach of Athulya Assisted Living facilities are as follows: Connectivity: The ability to maintain relationships with neighbours, friends and community members (both in-person and online) Choice: Living in a location that fits one’s particular preferences, participating in activities that one chooses, and making one’s own decisions about healthcare. Independence: Relying on others as little as possible for personal care and getting around, including the use of public transportation, ride-sharing, and walking. Wellness: Not only staving off disease but also managing long- term illness to lead a productive and fulfilling life.
  • 4.
  • 5. Lighting: It’s essential for senior to have sufficient lighting in their living spaces. Well-lit spaces in Athulya have many benefits apart from preventing them from trips, slips and falls, they also allow seniors to continue to engage in tasks they enjoy reading or doing puzzles. Option for natural light: Strategically spaced windows at specific locations of houses ensure that the natural light is let in, so our loved elders can enjoy the benefits of vitamin D and a balanced circadian rhythm.
  • 6. Colors: Eyesight changes as one gets older. Color choices at Athulya help to create a comforting, non-threatening environment that contributes to the healing process and helps compensate for physical and cognitive losses in our senior residents. Strong contrasts in color between furniture, surrounding walls, drapes and floors are also added to improve the visibility during the day. Lever Door Handles: Levers allows easier access to the elders where the lack of hand strength can prevent opening a door. It provides an environment for the elderly to do the things more independently restoring their sense of self-dependence.
  • 7. Handrails: Handrails installed on both sides of stairs, ramps and hallways at high and low levels prevent falls of elders. These handrails are provided with a slip-resistant surface for a secure grip even if the floor slope is not steep enough for great support of balance. Grab Bars: Grab Bars provide stability for seniors and help to prevent falls. Grab bars make the washrooms elderly-friendly by providing enough support. In order to support enough weight, these grab bars are installed with wall reinforcement.
  • 8. Faucets: Lever-shaped faucet handles in the tub, shower and at the vanity sink are easier to use than smaller, round knobs. Controls shaped like a cross are another easy-to-grip option. Having these types of faucet in Athulya helps the residents to gets rid of the twisting and turning that can be difficult for them. Doorways: It should be of minimum 36 inches wide which will allow them to move through without risking any damage to them. Easy open-doors with viewing panels are installed throughout the building to enhance security.
  • 9. Seating: All furniture should be easy to get in and out of. Narrower or shallow seats are better for elders with bad knees or someone who has difficulty rising out of a seated position. Microfibers for the cushions are the good option providing soft and comfortable insulation. Medical Alarm System: Makes a real difference in the lives of senior citizens suffering from chronic ailments. Assists in keeping the lines of communication open between elderly and individuals who provide required assistance.
  • 10. Open floor plan: A clutter-free living space means greater freedom of movement for elderly. Apart from providing a wider passageways for them to navigate around, it also minimizes the risk of them tripping over objects or knocking into furniture. Pest Management: Pests can affect indoor air quality and can trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks in some senior elders. Pests are managed throughout the building to help keep elders healthy. Proper guidance on waste management is also carried out to keep the pests at bay.
  • 11. Slip-resistant floors & Smoothly Bend Corners Falling is one of the serious concerns for the elderly. Slip- resistant floors and smoothly bend corners at Athulya provides high level of protection from slipping and falling. These floors do also comfort underfoot which becomes more important as one age.
  • 12. • Comfortable Environment • Feeling of Independence • Convenience to Services The meticulously designed senior friendly infrastructure at Athulya Assisted Living provides a comfortable living space for seniors to relish their golden crown of life. • Reduced Falls and Slips • Safety and Security • Increased Mobility
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