Most of India is disabled unfriendly.  Not surprisingly, India is also senior unfriendly.  In this section, we are going to showcase holiday destinations and resorts that provide a accessible, safe and comfortable environment for our senior customers and those with limited mobility issues.

Here are a few things we are going to assess resorts and holiday destinations on:

1. Approach. Is the route to the resort convenient? Does it involve a long road trip to reach the destination?  What are the road conditions?  Is the place easily accessible by train and plane? Are the arrival and departure timings convenient?

2.  Accessibility.  Is the resort wheelchair friendly?  Are all areas of the resort, such as the rooms, restaurants, recreation rooms, the born-fire/outdoor venues, the swimming pool easily accessible?  Are the roads and paths smooth or not?  Are there elevators to reach different levels?  Are the elevators large enough to accommodate a wheelchair?

3.  Doctor/Emergency health support.  Is there an in-house doctor ready and on call?  Are there good hospitals nearby?  Is there a pharmacy nearby? Are they geared for emergencies?


4.  Service.  Are the people senior friendly?  Do they understand the special needs of the senior citizen?  What special facilities do they have?  Do they allow for early check-in and late check-out. Do they provide wheelchairs if required?

5.  Activities/Entertainment.  What are the activities available in and around the resort that are senior friendly.

If there are other things you would like us to watch out for and add to our reviews, do write to us at and we will make sure you have all the details you need to choose destinations that provide you will the kind of fantastic holiday that you truly deserve.

If you have visited any resorts recently and have had a good (or bad) time, please do share that also with us and we will add that into our reviews so that our other valued customers can benefit from your experiences.

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Care giving guide for first timers


Guide For First Timers

Caregiving is not easy but it’s probably one of the most complicated roles you’ll ever play but you do get the satisfaction of helping someone. Most caregivers experience mixed emotions as they have very little control over what happens and often experience feelings of resentment and frustration about the loss of privacy. This guide is aimed to help first time caregivers, it includes advice, resources and checklists. We hope this guide helps you get organized and make the process easier for both you and your loved one. Finally, remember: Just take it one step at a time.

Step – 1

Anticipate and Plan
When it comes to your parents or anyone close to you; plan a conversation. Don’t wait for a sudden illness or a critical diagnosis to take you by surprise. Plan caregiving at an early stage. Talk to your loved ones about their views and wishes, preferences and finances.

Step – 2

Group Resources
Don’t try to handle all the responsibilities of caregiving yourself. Talk to other family members, friends, and professional caregivers. Assign roles to whoever is willing to help, usually other family members and friends. It is also important to engage an unrelated mediator to manage disagreements and resolve any difficult issues.

Step – 3

Make a Plan
Sit with other members of your family and develop a short term and a long-term plan. This includes financial planning as well as determining role each of you play. Also, gather all medical records in one place as it will help you respond more quickly during an emergency. In case, you have to do everything yourself, consider engaging a part time caregiver.

Sometimes, hands-on caregiving tasks, such as bath or toileting can be uncomfortable. Check if any other member can help or consider hiring assistance.

Tasks that can be shared or delegated:

  • who will take care medical appointments
  • who will prepare meals
  • who will step in when the primary caregiver is away
  • who will keep tabs on all expenses

Set up an email or WhatsApp group to keep everyone up to date, this will help you stay organized and focused.

Step – 4

Care for Your Loved One
Choosing between your own career, children, spouse and taking care of a parent often becomes a challenge for caregivers. Source products that lighten the caregiver’s workload and help your loved one remain safe and independent.

Some products that you might consider:

Step – 5

Get Trained
As a primary caregiver, ask your doctor or medical assistant to train you on day to day procedures such as sugar level tests, nebulization or dressing a wound.

Step – 6

Stay organized
Caregiving can be a complex role but try to be organized with health records, filling prescription and storing all emergency numbers in phone and in a notebook as well. Also, check out sources for ambulances, medicines, doctors who make house calls, medical oxygen suppliers and hospitals near you.

Step – 7

Take care for yourself
Caregiving can be highly stressful. Add loss of sleep, poor eating habits and lack of exercise can affect your health indirectly. Always, take care of yourself first; engage in activities that you find relaxing. Remember, caregiving is a long haul and you’ll need to stay fit physically and mentally to care for others.

Finally, take care of your personal finances, paying for medical expenses, missing out work, passing up promotions, are all going to take a toll. Keep a record of all expenses and share it with others in your family.

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