The past few decades have seen rapid transition in social structure in India. The break down of age old social security systems(joint family) has left an increasing number of older individuals looking towards some sorts of long term facilities for shelter such as Old Age Home.
The number of Elderly living in Old Age Home has steadily increased over the past few years. Many Elderly persons who are looking for such kind of accommodation for shelter have no knowledge and information about the type of facility, type and Quantum of accommodation and addresses of the Old Age Home available in India.
The present Directory of Old Age Homes brought out by the HelpAge India Provides complete and reliable information of all the Old Age Homes details that are available at present all over the country. The Directory is divided into different zones such as: North Zone, South Zone, and East Zone for fast and easy search.
There are many factors which contribute to the alienation of the elders in the family and society. The breaking down of Joint family system is one such factor. Other factors such as migration of young couples from rural areas to cities in search of better employment, elders are sometimes too incapacitated or unwell to look after themselves or get medical care especially in an emergency and more recently many youngsters have moved to many countries abroad, so if they want to they cannot accommodate their parents in their own homes etc. compel many elderly to look for other alternative for shelter. In this critical circumstance Old Age Home is the only available option for them.
There are several types of Old Age Homes: Free or Paying; owned by Government or Civic authorities or Charitable organizations. While some civic bodies and charitable organizations maintain these shelters for destitute and homeless; others provide alternative to older people needing secure accommodation with ability to buy the services.
Last but not least, oldagesolutions is grateful to HelpAge India for providing the complete list of Old Age Homes.