Superior Homes Kenya Plc, a property developer and the pioneers of the open plan gated community concept in the region has embarked on a new concept to ensure the elderly citizens are well cared for under their new project dubbed “Fadhili Retirement Village”.
The idea of Fadhili Retirement Village came about after the developer realized that the care options for the aged were limited as well as overwhelming. This project broke ground in 2018 and when completed will become Kenya’s first custom designed assisted living facility.
The development that has twelve complete houses will comprise of 41 self-contained individual bungalows that are designed to accommodate senior citizens with limited mobility, a medical center, a club house with common kitchen and library, well maintained gardens, a guard house and security wall.
“These houses have been built with the elderly in mind to offer comfort, safety and convenience of living. They have also been done in consideration of their needs and to help them avoid certain accidents that happen at home”, said Joseph Karuga, Head of Sales during a tour of the development.
The houses are well designed to allow ease of movement and safety of the elderly occupants. Some of the notable features include;
Fairly level site, with no steps or stairs. This will aid movement, for those walking as well as those with walking aids such as wheel chairs.
Wide doors to allow easy movement. The doors are not the normal size doors. They are very wide to allow for wheelchair movements and any other aid required.
Anti-slip floors; wooden in all living areas and tiled in wet areas.
Large walk-in showers and toilet areas with sitting & mobility aid
Lager built-in wardrobes that are easy to reach
Easy to open/shut sliding windows
The medical center will have skilled nurses and the residents are allowed to bring in their personal doctors. The services offered at the medical center will also include the administration of medication and supervision as well as emergency services.
There is also the advantage of companionship when living at Fadhili Retirement Village. While many old people often experience social isolation, Fadhili offers the elderly an opportunity to socialize with others of their own age as they mingle in the common amenities such as the library.
Fadhili not only provides a comprehensive and high quality service, but is within a friendly environment that will give one peace of mind and assurity that their loved ones are well taken care of.