ISO 9001:2008

Old Age Homes

Introduction:

There has a steady rise in the population of older person in India. The Number of elder person has increased from 19.8 million in 1951 to 76 million in 2001 and projection indicate that the number of 60+in India will increase to 100 million in 2013 and to 198 million in 2030. The life expectancy, which was around 29 years in 1947, has increased manifold and now stands close to 63 years.

The traditional norms and values of the India society laid stress on showing respect and providing care for the aged. However, in recent times, society is witnessing a gradual but definite withering of the joint family system, as a result of which a large number of parents are being neglected by their families exposing to lack of emotional, physical and financial support. These older person are facing a lot of problems in the absence of adequate social security. This clearly reveals that ageing has become a major social challenge and there is a need to provide for the economic and health needs of the elderly and to create s social milieu, which is conducive and to emotional needs of the elderly.

Aims and Objectives of Kala Chetan Yuva Samsthe Old Age Home:

To improve the quality of life of the Older person by providing basic amenities like shelter, food. And medical care and entertainment opportunities.

  1. To provide institutional service to the elderly people.
  2. To provide the care to the people with old age sickness.
  3. To provide physical and mental health services though the physio and yoga thearapy.
  4. To provide the counseling service.
  5. To provide the services for the elderly at the residence: community based services.
  6. Rehabilitation of the elderly persons in need of special care and support.
  7. To provide "Day Care services" for the old age person.

Programmes:

  1. Programmes catering to the basic needs of Older Persons particularly food, shelter and to the destitute elderly.
  2. Programmes to build and strengthen intergeneration relationships particularly between children/youth and Older persons
  3. Programmes for encouraging Active and Productive Ageing.
  4. Programmes for proving Institutional as well as Non Institutional Care/Services to Older Person.
  5. Research, Advocacy and Awareness building programmes in the field of Ageing; and
  6. Any other programmes in the best interests of Older Person.

Activities:

  1. Professional counseling.
  2. Meditation and yoga.
  3. Recreation and culture activities.
  4. Physio therapy.
  5. Income generating activities such as painting , weaving gardening handicraft etc.
  6. Day care services.
  7. Both long term and short-term residential service are provided.

Beneficiaries:

  1. Elderly persons (both male and female).
  2. Person with old age sickness.
  3. Old age persons who are in need of only day care services.
  4. Elderly person living with families.
  5. Persons with old age in need of special nursing care.
  6. Elderly persons in need of counseling for coping with adjustment problems.
  7. Bed ridden ederly.

Why Do The Aged Need Help:

  • There are 81 m older people in India.
  • 66% Cannot afford 2 square meals.
  • 55% are widows with little or no support.
  • 90% belong to the unorganized sector with no social security.
  • 37% are lonely & isolated.