Hey guys, I'm doing a bit of research with a few associates of mine and I thought I should ask you guys for feedback. So basically we're trying to decide how viable an assisted living home for the elderly would be as a business in Nigeria.
So yes, there are the aged among us, in our homes and families and sometimes with everyone else chasing after stuff in their own lives, taking care of our elderly parents or grandparents, especially those who have become incapacitated or dependent can be really burdensome.
So having a nice home with good electricity, in-house medical care, games like ludo, ayo, monopoly and game time, TV, a swimming pool maybe, good food, medical treatments for those with health challenges and the company of other housemates, sounds like a really good idea. But as Nigerians you know how it is, we are sentimental and family oriented and this might be seen as abandonment, no matter how nice and comfortable the facility is.
I'd like you know about you though,when/if your parents/relatives are elderly and can no longer live on their own, if you can afford to, would you put them in a very comfortable assisted living home where they're cared for by professionals, are in the company of their peers and engage to daily activities which they otherwise wouldn't have access to, or would you rather keep at home, either yours or theirs?
Please tell me, and I'd like to know your reasons too. Thanks.