April 24, 2010
As per the report from JLLM, Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj, a realty advisory firm, the senior citizens’ home is now a days the most upcoming field of realty. This fact is evident from the increasing number of projects housing stock directed at this section.
The report published by JLLM ’Senior housing sector in India: Key Trends’ gives full details of this observation. According to the report, the seniors are not seen the same way they were seen a decade ago. These days, their status is experiencing a drastic change, the reasons being change in mindset, augmented financial independence and growing cohort size. The big caliber of this segment and its unique needs and promises are offering a good vector of opportunities to the Indian realty market.
Also, as per the report, the number of seniors believing in the idea of good standard of living and the sunset years of their lives with similar-aged companions and sharing facilities in settings of security and enablement is rising rapidly. A survey was conducted on households with senior citizens from which it was inferred that more than 60% of them found concept of an elderly club or a senior citizen’s association as a viable and practical one. The old age homes are now replaced by contemporary retirement homes or resorts was one of the conclusions from the report.