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Health of the elderly in India

Indrani Gupta

Health of the elderly in India

a multivariate analysis

by Indrani Gupta

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Published by Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementIndrani Gupta, Deepa Sankar.
SeriesDiscussion paper series -- no. 45/2002
ContributionsSankar, Deepa., Institute of Economic Growth (India)
The Physical Object
Pagination15, [3] p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23145971M
LC Control Number2008319806

Contents1 About Pre-occupation with policies for the poorest of the poor Special Health Problems of the Aged in India What is at stake? Overwhelming Influence of the Media Distinguishing between Elderly Men and Women Specific Value Added Conclusion2 Author3 See Also About In India the proportion of elderly is increasing rapidly. The over 60 population . This scenario augurs ill for the country’s grey population, with the coming decades threatening to bring unprecedented challenges of morbidity and mortality across the country, according to a report entitled ‘Health of the Elderly in India: Challenges of Access and Affordability’.. According to the UNPD, 13 percent of older Indians sampled have some type of disability that affects.

  India has around million elderly at present and the number is expected to increase to million, constituting 20 per cent of the total population, by We take this opportunity to understand some fundamentals about the elderly population of India, their rights and some terms for your examination.   Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has implemented the National Programme for the Health Care for the Elderly (NPHCE) from the year The Programme provides preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the elderly persons at various level of health care delivery system of .

According to the Census of India, the life expectancy of an Indian was 52 in Today, an average Indian man lives beyond 67 years and women about 70 years, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. There is, however, a downside to the success story. Increased longevity means there are more elderly people than before. Since health workers are often denied access to gated communities, the residents should keep tabs on the elderly neighbours themselves, he said. The police commissioners of Calcutta, Howrah and Bidhannagar and senior officials of the Howrah and North 24 .


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The age gradient in elderly health access is overlaid by social determinants of health. For one, there is a feminization of the elderly population; according to the census, the gender ratio among the Indian elderly aged 60 years and older is 1, females for 1, males (Rajan and Aliyar, ).Cited by: Elderly Care in India: Societal and State Responses: Medicine & Health Science Books @ India, the world’s second most populous country, has experienced a dramatic demographic transition in the past 50 years, entailing almost a tripling of the population over the age of 60 years (i.e., the elderly) (Government of India, ).

This pattern is poised to continue. The book addresses key themes such as shrinking of traditional support base of the elderly, trajectory of old age homes in India and care arrangements for the elderly within the community.

Written by academics and practitioners in the field of gerontology, this book is an informative resource for demographers, gerontologists, social scientists Format: Hardcover. National Elderly Policy defines person of 60+ age group as elderly. Population figures on ageing.

Age division of Indian population () is %, () is %, (60+) is %. According to Population Censusthere are nearly million elderly persons in India.

It. 3. HEALTH OF ELDERLY As everyone knows, the number of old people in the world is increasing rapidly Presently, India has around 90 million elderly and bythe number is expected to increase to million, constituting 20 per cent of the total population Health of the elderly in India book, as average life.

This book examines different settings where elderly die, including hospitals, family homes and palliative set-ups. The discourse is set in the backdrop of international attempts to restructure and reconfigure the health delivery system for ageing population.

i Situation Analysis of The Elderly in India, Highlights • The elderly population (aged 60 years or above) account for % of total population in For males it was marginally lower at %, while for females it was %. Among states the proportion vary from.

elderly population in India. From percent inthe proportion of 60+ people grew to per cent in and is projected to be close to per cent in The decadal percent growth in the elderly population for the period would be close to 40, more than double the rate of increase for the general population.

Analyzing literature on health of the elderly in India, Dey et al., () found that the elderly population does not have access to needed healthcare and those who have physical access to.

helpage india, c, qutab institutional area, new delhi india. phone: Sidebar: It's the Law. The bill that dares to arrest neglect. Himachal pradesh's Maintenance of Parents and Dependents Bill (number 29 of ) paints a bleak picture of the care of India's elderly. This book examines different settings where elderly die, including hospitals, family homes and palliative set-ups.

The discourse is set in the backdrop of international attempts to restructure and reconfigure the health delivery system for ageing population. Increasing life span and poor health care add to the degree of disability among the elderly and compound the problems of care giving. In India, the life expectancy has steadily gone up from 32 years at the time of independence to over 63 in The elderly experience changes in different aspects of their lives.

Rural India contains over 68% of India's total population, and half of all residents of rural areas live below the poverty line, struggling for better and easy access to health care and services. Health issues confronted by rural people are many and diverse – from severe malaria to uncontrolled diabetes, from a badly infected wound to cancer.

The elderly in India are much more vulnerable because of the less govt. spending on social security system. Senior Citizens allowed to travel on a concessional price on railways.

The general concerns of the elderly include lack of financial support for livelihood, emotional support from their children, ill health and others. The Indian public health sector encompasses 18% of total outpatient care and 44% of total inpatient care.

Middle and upper class individuals living in India tend to use public healthcare less than those with a lower standard of living.

Additionally, women and the elderly are more likely to use public services. received by the elderly people in the family. Health, Mental Health & Effects of Social Support: Mental illness has always been seen a problematic but not as public health issue untilwhen the World Health Organization published the results of the first Global Burden of Disease study (Murray and Lopez ).

Depression was the fourth leading. Tags: Elderly in India, Old Age, Old Age Home, Old Age Problems, Plight of Elderly in India, social neglect, Social Security. This entry was posted on J at am and is filed under Elderly in India, Old Age Home, Uncategorized.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS feed. A group of elderly people ( women and men with a mean age of 65 years) from urban and rural populations in India were selected for the study. Only 2% of the elderly population believes that their quality of life is good, and 71% say there is room for improvement.

Social isolation is believed to be a major factor contributing to poor health. Health of the Elderly in India: Challenges of Access and Affordability.

Subhojit Dey, Devaki Nambiar, J. K. Lakshmi, Kabir Sheikh, and K. Srinath Reddy. I ndia, the world’s second most populous country, has experienced a dramatic demographic transition in the past 50 years, entailing almost a tripling of the population over the age of 60 years (i.e., the elderly) (Government of India, ).However, many of the deep-rooted cultural cornerstones of caregiving have not been explored in the context of India’s current myriad rapid demographic and epidemiologic transitions.

30 semi-structured, in-depth qualitative interviews of older adult caregivers (aged 60+) were conducted in Jodhpur, the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan state.(iii) Health Care Services in Various States 62 (F) Concessions in Travel 66 • By Road 66 • By Air 68 (G) Old Age Homes in India 69 5.

MISCELLANEOUS 69 (i) Telephone 69 (ii) Helplines 70 (iii) Expeditious Disposal of Court Cases 71 (iv) Special Scheme for Sanskrit Pandits above the age of 55 years 72 (v) Magazines for the Elderly