Home is where the care is


Recent years have witnessed a slew of real estate projects mushrooming across the country, catering to the burgeoning demand for retirement homes. Yet the quality of accommodation options for the elderly varies significantly depending on income levels.

Victoria is able to smile, but it is no easy task for this octogenarian mother of four fated to live the last ten years with her husband George in an old age home.

Even the lack of privacy to grieve the loss of their only son to cancer hasn’t turned her spiteful. It is hardly two months since the 56-year-old died at a relief settlement a few kilometres away from the old age home.

“The separation from him was so painful. We consoled him promising to visit every now and then,” Ms. Victoria recollected as a thin film of tears betrayed the still lingering smile..................Read more

 

Source: The Hindu


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