The enviable views of Lavasa hills are hard to miss while travelling to retirement village Ashiana Utsav in Lavasa. I am here to see if it will live up to its promise of being a pollution-free and organised senior living space with modern facilities and high quality services.
When Debashree Chowdhury, 65, suffered a stroke in Calcutta, she was lucky her domestic help was around and able to call for an ambulance. She also informed her sister, who reached the hospital within half an hour. Daughter Jayashree, 35, flew down from Bangalore within a few hours and handled the required formalities for her mother’s treatment.
Some everyday tasks like meal preparation, shopping or just making conversation are at times challenging for someone suffering from a serious mental illness.
For mental health worker, Nicolette Knighton, a graduate occupational therapist with Broadmeadows Adult Inpatient Unit, being part of her patients’ journey to recovery is the most satisfying part of her job.
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