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The Golden estate offers an enriching lifestyle to seniors through a mix of plush abode, warm hospitality and eternally comforting surroundings. The community is not just a senior citizen home care but also a reflection of a vibrant lifestyle, where each day is filled with vigor and zest for life. The Golden Estate team pays meticulous attention to the smallest of details to provide the best service to the residents.

old age homes in indiaAt The Golden Estate people can choose a living unit based on their preference from the following two formats; Suite and Studio. A suite has a separate living room and bedroom, offering you privacy and more personal space, while a studio is more compact with a combined sitting and sleeping area. The living units have been designed to offer maximum comfort and functionality. Each living unit has an attached pantry, balcony and toilet, and is furnished with double bed, sitting couch, writing table, built-in cupboard. While soft furnishings are provided, residents are free to bring their own and customize their abode according to their preference. For your entertainment, a flat screen TV with DTH connection is installed in every unit. To ensure connectivity at all times, a telephone connection is provided and you also have access to Internet. With emergency ‘call-point’, residents can raise an alarm in case of an emergency.

The housekeeping staff takes care of all daily chores and saves you from the hassles of carrying out day to day work. Furniture, furnishings and equipment provided in individual living units as well as all common areas are maintained by the staff itself. There are also a host of services offered such as events and recreational activities, 24 X 7 power back up, in house medical assistance. Residents can indulge in indoor games or discuss plans at the business centre. By providing top notch services and a homely environment, The Golden Estate has truly redefined the concept of old age housing.

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Last week we discussed how consulting experts and listeting to their advise can help you manage your pain effectively. However, considering that chronic pain is often a result of our physical schedule, here are some tips that you can follow at home to live an easier life.

Reduce Work Load

You may not believe in the concept of retirement, however, your body does, so make sure your take timely breaks between your work. Joint pain is directly affected by pressure from physical activities. That means joints can’t heal if they’re repeatedly subject to the same pressures that caused the injury in the first place. If you have upper back pain and continue to sit at your computer in the same position you always did, your arthritic joints can’t recover, much less heal.

Get an ergonomic consultation and make sure your desk, computer, and work area are set up properly so as not to strain your wrists, shoulders, and neck. It can also be helpful to figure out new positions to work. You might try sitting on an exercise ball or stool, or standing while using a laptop set on a high counter.

Joint pain in the knees, hips, and shoulders can benefit greatly from being stabilized either with an elastic brace or bandage or by wrapping the offending joint with inflexible sports tape. A physical or sports therapist can teach you how to wrap a painful area so the joint is stabilized and doesn’t cause pain with movement.

Keep an Eye on your Diet

Many chronic ills, such as arthritis, are inflammatory diseases, and a number of lifestyle factors — especially diet — contribute to inflammation. The reason so many health gurus advocate cutting out sugar, white flour, and processed foods such as chips is that they’re high on the glycemic index. Eating them floods your bloodstream with sugar, fueling the inflammatory process.

Eat a diet high in antioxidants to build up resistance to oxidative stress, which causes inflammation at the cellular level. Foods high in antioxidants include most fruits and vegetables and some spices — the richer the colors, the higher the density of protective phytochemicals. (Other clues include a strong smell, such as in garlic or onions, or strong flavors, such as in chili peppers and broccoli.)

Listen to your body

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to continue with “business as usual,” not realizing that every ache, pain, and twinge is trying to tell you something. Just don’t stop moving. It might seem intuitive to avoid exercise when you’re in pain. But exercise, done right, eases stiff joints, increases blood flow to affected areas, strengthens the muscles that support the joints, and can even curb pain flare-ups. Exercise also helps you sleep more deeply, lifts your mood, and helps you lose weight, which in the long run will reduce pressure and pain.

If exercise or activity routinely leaves you sore, talk to a physical therapist about how best to treat it. Many experts recommend elevating the affected area and applying ice to prevent inflammation immediately after exercise.

Other say that although ice is usually the best therapy immediately after injury, it’s helpful to use heat therapy for chronic pain — before exercising or after ice treatment — to ease stiffness, relax muscles, and increase blood flow to the area. Hope this tips help you to stay away from chronic pains. Pour in your thoughts.

Chronic pain, as the name implies, is a condition that is bound to stay with you. You can take medication, you can exercise and you can do a lot more things, but at the end of the day, it will test your will power and move you out of your comfort zone. The techniques we have shared, can be helpful in managing your condition, but they do not guarantee a solution. At the end of the day it is best to listen to your expert and your body.

Do share your ideas with us and any special method you use to avoid chronic pain.

Elderly patients often suffer from both acute and chronic conditions that can be extremely painful. While Arthritis is the most common, there are other bone and joint related problems that can be a cause of serious pain for the elderly. Along with this, the resulting pain from cancer, skin ulcers, diabetes mellitus, and surgical procedures also plagues elderly. Pain management is therefore not just important, but also its information is essential for the elderly. In this two part series we share a few of the techniques we discovered that are helpful to the elderly in managing pain.

The first part deals with doctors and experts, and how their advice can help you overcome the difficulties of living with the pain. The second part will cover personal habits such as diet and exercise for controlling the pain.

So here we go:

Listen to the Experts

For every problem you face, there will be hundreds of people claiming to have a cure, however since, chronic pain is among the most difficult problems to treat, as the solutions aren’t always clear, and in many cases there isn’t one guaranteed fix. A lot of trial and error is required to get to the root of the symptom and beat it. You must, and its importance cannot be emphasized enough, visit only the experts and avoid the other, making claims without backing them up with facts.

In every consultation, pay attention to whether the doctor is really listening to you, and whether he or she is proactive about ordering tests to find the cause of the problem — and suggesting physical therapy, medication, or other forms of treatment tailored for you. If the treatment doesn’t solve your problem, don’t hesitate to go back, and pay even closer attention to how the doctor reacts to your “What next?” questions. It shouldn’t be a problem to come in for repeated visits while you and your doctor try to get to the root of your pain and find a solution. If you start getting the feeling that the doctor is shrugging off your concerns, feels you’ve run out of options, or is sending the message that it’s “All in your head,” it’s time to find another doctor. Senior Citizens Residences policies have been defined by senior citizens homes for better medication.

Physiotherapy

For knee, hip, back, and other types of joint pain, physiotherapy can be one of the most effective treatments. To be truly effective, your physical therapy regimen needs to be individually tailored to your specific injury and other needs. All too often, those with chronic pain are referred to “one-size-fits-all” physical therapy programs, which can be unhelpful at best, and discouraging at worst.

Ask to be referred to a physical therapist for one-on-one therapy, at least for one or two sessions. That way you’ll have the individualized attention necessary to develop the exercises suited to your needs and to make sure you’re doing them correctly.

Pay Attention to your medication

Even if you’ve gotten relief from a particular medication in the past, pay close attention to any side effects and to whether the drug loses effectiveness over time. Even better, make an appointment with your doctor specifically to discuss medications, and prepare by making a list of everything you’re taking, when you tend to take it, and how often. (Or, simply take all your medications — both prescription and over-the-counter — with you.) Be honest; the doctor can’t help you if he or she doesn’t have a clear picture of what’s happening.

With these precautions and steps, you should be able to get your pain in control, however do remember, getting relief from chronic pain is a continuous exercise and at many times it is essential that you also pay attention to your habits and diet. Next week we shall be bringing you tips and tricks that can do daily to help with your pain.

Remember the days when you were learning to walk, it was his finger that you held or after coming back from school, it was her who fed you with her own hands. Well those times are just a memory and you’re busy making a life in a new city, while your parents keep waiting alone for that one phone call from you. They understand your need for space and time, but isn’t it also time to give them back an installment of what they did for you. Give them back a glimpse of the house they had built, give them people whom they can talk to and give them a feeling of belonging to a place.

If it was possible for you to do all this, would you not?

So while you are away and they alone, do a few things to make them feel loved.

Remember birthdays & anniversaries

Remembering their birthdays, anniversaries or any other day they think is special will bring a special joy to your parents’ life. Send gifts, take them out for dinner and share as much spend time with them on special occasions. The memories you created for them will stay in their hearts and make them feel
you still love and care for them even if you don’t stay with them

Spend Some Time

Being in touch and spending time with them, when they least expect it, is often the best way to make anyone feel special and value. It may be a day you have specially planned for them or a casual dinner that you plan. Invite them over to your place or read a book out to them (this is too western to be
mentioned). Any way you spend time with them will be a memory to cherish for them.

Stay in Touch

So you are unable to make time to spend an entire weekend with them or even take them out someplace. How about just letting them know that you remember them, a short phone call asking them about their health and what’s going on in their life or an sms wishing them good morning. These
things that will not take much time, will develop into moments that they hold as the most precious.

Be grateful.

So you spend a minimum amount of time with them, perhaps festivals and special occasions get you together, even these moments can be made extremely special, with small gestures from your end.
A little gratitude goes a long way in making them feel special and valued. Say Thank You, smile at their jokes, take interest in their lives, turn off everything that you can, when you are with them. Small gestures such as these will go a long way and help them understand how crunched of time you are.

Every relationship is unique and only you can know the best way to make your parents feel special, these are just starters, it’s your desire to make them special that will make the difference at the end of the day.

So go ahead, think about what makes them feel special and do something about it, after all, they cared for you, when you needed it the most