To be at your best, you need to live in a place which is the best. Particularly, for the habitation of seniors, the place should be ergonomically comfortable and seamlessly suitable for all their general needs and personal tastes. The place which is so senior friendly that it can add years to life by spreading life-force minute by minute. The place that celebrates the beauty and energizes body and soul. The place that compliments aesthetic living and motivates positivity within.
So, the place in which the elderly live matters. And, what matters the most is the minuscule details of the house as anything could go wrong in a place where an infant or an elder lives. With a little bit of care and anticipation, small modifications to the house will make a positive difference in seniors’ living. Every house, irrespective of size, design or location can be altered into a peaceful haven for the seniors. It can be converted into a consecration designed for your elders.
Candidly, Athulya Design for aging can help you in gifting a place that is perfectly blended with all amenities and has a flexible layout to meet all universal needs of your seniors while fulfilling their personal tastes. Every piece of the house will be designed with great attention to detail and intention to provide a comfortable living to your senior generation.
A home should always have the affinity towards the soul and mind of an aging inhabitant. Everything changes with aging and those changes are accompanied by challenges. The walls that hold all the beautiful memories and capable of making nostalgic becomes rough. The floors on which the seniors once stood still and held their ground, now becomes slippery. The furniture which was easily accessible and the source of comfort once, becomes out of reach. The same home that gave warmth and comfort for ages now becomes uncomfortable, little by little. It will not let the seniors cope with their regular activities.
Having been lived an extended and demanding life that was full of struggles and responsibilities, our elders deserve a place where they can finally relax and rejuvenate the time ahead of them. At Athulya Design for aging, we make it a bit more interesting by adding a pallet of colours to the place where they live so that it reflects in lives and smiles.
Your seniors should make the most out of their golden years. We are ardent that every detail in the house is designed with an aspiration to treat your elders with special care and comfort and always with plenty of playful compositions. A place which is an architectural melody which is an opus of aesthetic living and functional that creates a seamless living space for the elderly.
To design the living places for the elderly who have contributed their lifetime to mould us what we are today, we offer 3 unique approaches.
The 555 Approach
This approach is an age reversing approach. At the age of 55 years, one tends to behave like a 5-year-old. At both ages the attitude, health, vision and memory undergo refinement and it reflects in the life. The change can be both in positive and negative ways, depending on the person. The Athulya Design for aging team comprises of the interior design specialists and the Geriatric experts. Our expertise can design your home that is suitable for both your 5-year-old and the 55-year-old.
The Bottoms Up Approach
The bottoms up approach focuses on the useful things that are below our eye level. Most of the times, elderly find it difficult to reach out to daily use essentials like beds, toilet fittings and things on the floor. This approach involves in fitting the things at the hand-reach of elders without bending the body too much, which is the most difficult task for the elderly. This includes anti-skid floors, round wall edges, grab rails at all vulnerable points, smooth and round shaped door knobs, deadlocks with one-way access, tasteful interior paints, perfectly fit bathing seat and spacious toilet rooms, and geriatric friendly beds and cushions.
The Tops Bottom Approach
This is the most important yet neglected design approach for better senior living. Though the effects are indirect, it can play a vital role in the mental satisfaction thus impacting on the physical transformation. This approach involves in altering the placement of daily usage essentials that are above the eye level to bottom. This involves in ensuring the ceiling is pleasant and designed in the best interest of the elder, positioning the lights after considering all the scientific aspects, well-crafted walls, washbasins that are at the right height, roller bind curtains, non-allergic plants that emit oxygen, LED electric lights and switches.
Apart from the 3 design approaches, we have the right expertise in handling the below 3 types of projects which can be associated along with Athulya Design for aging:
The process of beginning from scratch may sound tedious task due to the time consumption involved. However, it has the advantages of higher levels of efficiency that can be achieved. The advantages of Greenfield contracts are:
The existing structure would need to be upgraded, modified, demolished or renovated. It means to start a project based on prior work or to reengineer a product from an existing one. It’s in contrast with Greenfield projects. It’s better late than never to start with a unique concept. Though it is not suggested considering only 90% efficiency can be achieved it’s a big boon since the time and expense involved is much lesser in a brownfield project. The advantages are:
Geriatric Furniture Design:
The most important aspect of the geriatric design is the furniture. It is difficult for senior citizens to use non-geriatric friendly furniture thus makes the aging process fast and ungraceful. There are a lot of minute aspects that are meticulously considered while designing our geriatric furniture. Few of the various aspects to be looked into are:
Non prescribed furniture may cause accidents.