Senior Citizen Checklist for Buying a Home

When buying a home, senior citizens should look for developments that offer a wide range of amenities for all ages. However, if you are on the lookout for a senior citizen centric development, here is a checklist that you should keep in mind.  

A Developer Who Understands Their Requirements

For a senior citizen buying a home after retirement, it may seem as daunting as when they first purchased a home. It is first and foremost important for the elderly to find a developer who can empathize with the needs of the senior citizens, be compassionate and answer their queries patiently, and offer services accordingly.


A project that is accessible and senior citizen friendly should have ramps, elevators, and be designed to suit its older residents. A design checklist for a senior citizen-friendly development must take into consideration that most common architectural features that may seem easy to access for the younger generation may not be the same to its older residents. Skid-free tiles, easily accessible elevators, ramps with side rails, support handles in bathrooms, and plenty of space for pets are some of the accessibility features that can make a senior citizen’s life easier. 

Compact Layout

A compact home is easier to clean and maintain. It would be better for senior citizens to enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle in a compact home with just a little extra space for guests when they visit. 


Security is a feature that cannot be compromised upon, no matter the age of the homeowner or resident. This is especially true for senior citizens considering how they may need constant assurance for their well-being. A secure development is a must for its senior residents’ peace of mind.


As an extension of the security feature, it is essential for a development with senior citizens to have immediately accessible healthcare facilities. Check if there are hospitals and healthcare facilities available in the vicinity. If not, do check if there are doctors available nearby who can make housecalls. It is also important to ensure that there are enough options for transport available when the need arises.


Parks are a common amenity provided in most developments. However, most parks aren’t senior citizen friendly. Parks with a lot of walkways, gazebos, and designed for relaxation are perfect for the elderly. Look for development with parks that encourage mild outdoor activity, designated spaces that allow visitors to socialize, and bring on a sense of calm.

To make it easier for the senior citizens who crave a peaceful atmosphere in the healthiest suburbs, Aparna Constructions has their luxury gated communities of Aparna Zenon and Aparna Sarovar Zicon inclusive of all the amenities. 

Last updated on May 25, 2022

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