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NEW DELHI: Over two-thirds of elderly people in India say they are neglected by their family members while one third of the elderly claimed to have suffered physical or verbal abuse, with those in urban areas bearing the brunt more than in the rural areas, according to a new study. A study titled "Human Rights of Elderly in India: A critical Reflection on Social Development" released recently by NGO conducted interviews of 5,000 elderly people across India. The in-depth study aimed at culling out nuances of social changes as it impacts the life conditions and life standards of the elderly in families. Main respondents of the study were old persons above the age of 60 living with their families. "65.2 per cent of elderly respondents claimed that older persons face neglect in old age. Over half i.e. 54.1 per cent respondents said that older persons suffer elder abuse in their families or society. Every fourth elderly, i.e. 25.3 per cent elderly admit that older persons are being exploited by their family members," the study said. In all, 89.7 per cent respondents out of 2705 respondents facing elder abuse reportedly said elderly face mistreatment in old age mostly due to financial reasons. A total of 96.4 per cent of elderly abused respondents claimed that they face mistreatment due to emotional factors. "Qualitative research methods were used by a group of experienced social scientists of very senior level in the discipline of sociology, social work, psychology and anthropology to understand unique experiences of some of the respondents. The whole focus was interdisciplinary and very holistic," says the study. Out of 5000 elderly interviewed during the survey, it was found 2258 respondents (45.2 per cent) elderly respondents were in the age group of 60 years to 70 years, 1574 respondents were in the age group of 71 years to 80 years and remaining 1169 respondents (23.4 per cent) were in the senior most age group (81 plus years). Total respondents consist of 2490 older men and 2510 older women. Due to rapid modernization, spared of materialistic values and breakdown of joint family system, migration of working population and young to urban areas has further adversely affected elderly care, says the study India after decades of independence is still struggling to provide basic health care facilities to its citizens. Provisions for basic health care services especially in rural India are few and far between. It's an understood reality that the elderly fall way behind in receiving these services.
HOW CAN YOU HELPAll donation will provide nutritious and meal to 75 Elders You may choose to sponsor Ashaa foundation is also running ASHAA OLD AGE HOME (APNA GHAR) for neglected destitute elderly persons. The residents have been identified from different village of DELHI /NCR We aim to provide the best of care to the elderly people in the home. We seek to enhance the quality of health, self sufficiency in each and every individual and ensure a homely atmosphere. We are able to run this old age home with generous contributions from individuals like you, and corporate. You can donate in the name of someone, and for occasions like birthdays, wedding anniversary to provide festive meals in our Ashram. People are welcome to come to the AASHA HOME celebrate special occasions with the warm elders.
SALIENT FEATURES OF ASHAA OLD AGE HOMEMedical Care & Support for Elderly Persons Nutritious Food - 3 meals daily A quite, clean and zero noise environment Recreational, cultural and social activities
HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF ASHAA OLD AGE HOMEDonate to Sponsor one elderly person in the Old Age Home for her Food & Medical Support for One Month. Sponsor One Destitute Old Age Person for 3 month in the Old Age Home for her Nutritious Meals, Medical Care. Sponsor one Destitute old age person for 6 month with in old age home for her Notorious mean and medical care Sponsor one Destitute old age person for one year in old age home for her Notorious mean and medical care
HEALTH CAREIndia after decades of independence is still struggling to provide basic health care facilities to its citizens. Provisions for basic health care services especially in rural India are few and far between. It's an understood reality that the elderly fall way behind in receiving these services.
ELDER HELPLINESIn these days of nuclear families, the older generations find themselves living alone, lonely and often with no one to speak to or seek help from in cases of medical or other emergencies. On the other hand, those elderly who still live with their immediate family find themselves strangers in their own house, shunned by their near ones and often abused only because they are old and cannot take care of their own needs. In these cases, the old are denied their Right to Dignity. The Toll-free Ashaa Foundation Senior Citizen Helpline offers assistance to older persons in need of care and protection. It links the elderly to services and resources for long-term solution to their problems. Hiplines provide information regarding medical assistance and emergency services; gives advice, guidance and support in calls related to dispute and elder abuse. Through the helpline, senior citizens have easy access to professional help from volunteer medical specialists, financial specialist, legal advisers, family counselors and psychologists. The helpline also coordinates with the police, NGOs, government agencies, Ahaa old age homes and centers working for the older persons. Ashaa Foundation Elder Hiplines operates from diffrents locations across the nation.
LIVELIHOOD SUPPORTIndia had 90 million elderly persons in 2011, with the number expected to grow to 160 million by 2025. Of the 70 million seniors,20 million are living alone, and 80 per cent work for their livelihood. The number of elderly women is more than that of elderly men. Nearly three out of five single older women are very poor, and two out of three rural elderly women are fully dependent on others for want of appropriate livelihood opportunities towards economic security. With poor social security arrangements for the elderly, it is not surprising that around 85 million elderly in India need to work in order to survive. 80 million elderly today 90 million still working to survive health camps Your generous Donations help us to serve better to the Most neglected destitute old age persons in the Happy Old Age Home. Once we receive your donations we will send receipt, feedback report on the money utilization and sponsored elderly person's particulars to you in due course of time