Health status of elderly living in the old age homes: an overview

Ramesh (2013) Health status of elderly living in the old age homes: an overview. Journal of Media and Social Development, 1 (1). pp. 91-101. ISSN 2320-8244

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Truly speaking aging is a natural phenomenon and is biological also. India is a second country having the largest number of elderly people aged 60 plus. Because of modern medical care average lif e expectancy is gradually increasing in India. Demographers have presumed that by the year 2050 more than 40% of people would only be elders in India. Elderly people are being viewed as non-productive, dependent and are considered as liability in the family. Health status is an important factor that decides the quality of life of an individual. In the countries that are considered "more developed" as per the UN definition, this share is expected to climb from 14.3 percent to 26.8 percent over the same period. Ageing is a time of multiple illnesses and poor health is repeatedly cited by the aged as one of their most serious problems. Besides, the health condition of elderly people living in old age homes is India are still worse. Hence, there is a need to focus more on health and functional abilities rather than on vulnerability, risk and sickness as vast majority of elderly people in developed country who enjoy good health function as active members of the community. This article is based on an empirical study conducted as a part of UGC project in the selected old age homes in Karnataka.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Old Age Home, Medical Care, Dormitory, Voluntary Service
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Economics
Divisions: Department of > Economics and Cooperation
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 11:59
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 11:59

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