Older persons, particularly the very old, are the fastest growing population segment in India, and with more than a hundred million people aged above 60 years, India is already facing some of the challenges of population ageing.
The percentage of the elderly in India has been increasing at an increasing rate in recent years and the trend is likely to continue in the coming decades.
The share of population over the age of 60 is projected to increase from 8 percent in 2015 to 19 percent in 2050. By the end of the century, the elderly will constitute nearly 34 percent of the total population in the country.
- Foods and clothes:
The family or care givers of the poor helpless and destitute an Old Aged persons or Old Aged person himself/herself cannot afford adequate foods for his/her proper nutrition. Because they could not work in the field, an Old Aged person does not get clothing as per their need. Therefore, the poor helpless and destitute Old Aged persons who will be given residential facility need to be provided with food and clothes in free of cost.
- Health Care facility:
The poor helpless and destitute Old aged persons do not get health care services and remain untreated and maltreated for many diseases. Which is crucial for their age? Therefore, regular medical check-up, health care should be arranged for the targeted poor and helpless an Old Aged Transgender persons.
- Mental, social and spiritual development:
The poor helpless and destitute Old Aged persons are often deprived of proper care, tender love and participation in – social events, spiritual activities. Therefore, these Old aged persons need facilities of nursing, recreation and socialization, so that they may be released from mental depression.
- Sustainability of an Old Age home:
Last of all, even after establishment of an Old Aged home fulfilling all the above needs, sustainability of the home will still be a major concern. Therefore, profitable resource generating programs need to be conducted side by side with the home activities for sustainable operation of the home.