We've pretty much heard the same stuff over and over again in recent years - long waiting lines for nursing homes, impending Silver Tsunami with 1 in 5 Singaporeans aged above 65 by 2030, rush for hospitals to keep up with demand, the list goes on. But with all these, there's also a growing preference for seniors to age in the comfort of their own homes.
What we at The Golden Concepts™ envision is for seniors to embrace the concept of Independent Living - to enable them to age in the comfort of their own homes, independently and safely. There is no point in just telling people the benefits of ageing-in-place; we need to provide an appropriate environment with suitable products and services to support this concept.
In the upcoming month, we'll be looking at introducing a whole new unique range of products to complement our existing gifts collection to provide Singaporeans with products which will enable seniors to maximize their independence while ensuring their safety - so do stay tuned for updates.
In addition, with every day of inactivity, seniors stand to lose 3-5% muscles mass. Rather than doing everything for them, we should be empowering them to do things on their own, adopting a mentality of "do what you can". Nothing best describes this better than a phrase I found online - "Rest equals to rust".