Chennai-based Athulya plans to double its bed count to 500 in eight months

Athulya, a Chennai-based premium assisted living and healthcare services provider, plans to double its bed count to 500 over the next eight months as demand has grown since the pandemic began and perceptions of assisted living facilities change.

Athulya Assisted Living currently has 250 bed facilities in four locations in Chennai. Krishna Kavya J, Director – Marketing, said the senior housing community will double its bed count to 500 over the next eight months and expand into the Bengaluru and Hyderabad markets with an additional 500 beds over the next two years.

Kavya said the concept of assisted living for the elderly should not be confused with a retirement home or community of senior citizens.

“Retirement homes are places where real estate actors sell space to create a community where older people can stay right after retirement. These communities will have a common kitchen, pantry and dining room, etc., ”said Kavya, adding,“ but what is missing there is the care part. Because if you are over 75-80 years old, you want help. This part was missing in these churches, so we founded Athulya. ”

Athulya has a rental model where senior citizens can stay from one month to their lifetime. The premium retirement home offers personalized medical care, nutritious food, wellness programs and physical activities to keep its residents healthy and active.

The average monthly package from Athulya ranges from ₹ 55,000-65,000 which includes food, laundry, basic clinical supplies. Residents can add care, physiotherapy and other specialized services as needed.

“Around 80 percent of our customers would opt for assisted living. We also have a concept called Skill Nursing, where someone who has been discharged from the hospital but couldn’t go home can come here to relax or to calm down, ”said Kavya.

In the future, Athulya also plans to move into palliative medicine and focus more on memory maintenance for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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