Steps Taken By Senior Citizen Homes In Indiaby Kanan James NGO INDIA
With the rapid
increase in population, demands keep continuously escalating. Health provisions
have improved and this has impacted the rise in the number of people aged sixty
or above which has exponentially outnumbered the growth rate of this
demographic group in the last decade. And with improved medical facilities, the
life expectancy has also increased. This causes a gradual increase in the
number of senior citizen homes pan India. Such homes, also called old age
homes, shelter displaced senior citizens and provide them with all the
necessary facilities that one is one is expected to get at homes. But what are
the functions or responsibilities of these old age homes?
Providing food shelter and clothing
The three most important aspects for an individual’s life, as mentioned, are primary reasons for someone’s existence and an old age home ensures that these three components of survival are not devoid from any native’s life. We come across cases where we see elderly parents being neglected and ostracized from their homes. In order to stop the suffering, old age homes perpetually strive to provide them food, shelter and clothing.
Regaining lost status
Often you’ll find in such homes there are many senior citizens who have constantly faced the turmoil in their houses from their heirs or other members for which they had to take refuge in senior citizen homes. These domiciles have had helped them regain their lost respect and create an environment where they live free from any manhandling or physical abuse and mental abuse.
Running daily chores
Old age comes with a lot of complications like the weakening of bones, demented cognitive abilities, medical complications, etc. Old age homes do their best to provide as much help for the elderly as they can. They have hired professionals who help them in performing their daily activities like preparing food, ensuring timely intake of medicines, helping them during toilet trips, talking with them to share the pain and many other things to make them feel as homely as possible.
Many senior old age homes tend to provide recreational activities for its aged inhabitants so that they do not feel fatigued or spiritless. Activities like book reading, storytelling sessions, yoga and fitness exercises, picnics, calling over their loved ones and many other interesting endeavours that will keep them engaged and stress-free.
Now you’re aware how old age homes care for old people, how they try to lift their morale from the ill-fated experiences of life and how they work towards creating a safe environment for the aged population of our country. Have you ever visited any such senior citizen home yourself? If yes, we would love to hear the experience. If not, do plan to volunteer your services where needed! There is a lot of hope you can spread in the world.
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