International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7 (2016)

Rising South Indian elderly-issues & challenges


Dr. R Baskar

Many developing nations like India are witnessing growth of elderly population. In India mainly in South India there is a phenomenal increase in the aged population when compared to the Indian average. It will be a big challenge to support the increasing aged population unless the government, NGO’s, Medical professionals and Social workers take appropriate action at the right time. The government needs to carry out certain work to make the life of the senior citizens a better one. Medical professionals need to identify the emerging needs of the elderly and get prepared to address the medical needs of them. NGO’s and Social workers need to work and lobby to bring policy changes regarding the elderly. Well coordinated efforts will help in making the lives of senior citizens a better one.
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