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Half of elderly people skip doctor visits due to money constraints: Study

A new study that surveyed elderly people across India has found that nearly half of its respondents in urban areas do not visit doctors regularly due to financial constraints and logistical challenges and the corresponding figure for rural areas is over 62 per cent. The study conducted by NGO Agewell had a sample size of 10,000. The organisation recently shared examples of some of the responses it received in the course of the survey. It said Prabhkar Sharma, a 78-year-old resident of Agra who has been grappling with arthritis for a decade, found navigating hospitals for routine check-ups painful and difficult which often forces him to postpone essential medical visits. "If there were door-step or mobile health check-up services... it would be very helpful for people of my age group," he told the NGO. In Ludhiana, 72-year-old Rajesh Kumar faces a different predicament, according to the study. Dependent solely on his retirement pension, Kumar finds the exorbitant cost of healthcare

Half of elderly people skip doctor visits due to money constraints: Study
Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 7:20 AM IST

Narrative is changing about senior care industry: Tara Singh Vachani

Executive chairperson of Antara Senior Care says 'service delivery' has to be the cornerstone of senior care industry

Narrative is changing about senior care industry: Tara Singh Vachani
Updated On : 02 Mar 2024 | 10:53 AM IST

Retirement societies spread in cities as elderly seek care and company

As India ages, the market to serve the elderly is expected to be worth almost $18 bn in five years

Retirement societies spread in cities as elderly seek care and company
Updated On : 01 Mar 2024 | 11:19 AM IST

Kerala to implement comprehensive geriatric care programme: CM Vijayan

The Kerala government will soon implement a comprehensive geriatric care programme to address the health issues of elderly population in the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Wednesday. He directed the officials concerned to compile a draft for the same after consulting with various departments, a CMO statement said here. Vijayan was speaking while chairing a high-level meeting of the Aardram Mission, which envisages to completely transform the public health sector of the southern state. The state's old age policy would be revised in accordance with the time, the Chief Minister said during the meeting, it said. A comprehensive rehabilitation policy would also be formulated to rehabilitate those who are confined to their homes due to physical ailments following accidents or diseases, he said. The Chief Minister further directed the officials to complete the construction of isolation wards in the state at the earliest and set up de-addiction centres in all ...

Kerala to implement comprehensive geriatric care programme: CM Vijayan
Updated On : 31 May 2023 | 10:01 PM IST

Govt issues guidelines on vaccinating elderly, differently-abled near home

Vaccination sessions could be organised at community centres, resident welfare association centres, panchayat ghar, school buildings or old age homes, among others

Govt issues guidelines on vaccinating elderly, differently-abled near home
Updated On : 28 May 2021 | 12:43 AM IST

An eldertech start-up is looking to keep seniors healthy and happy

The year gone by has triggered serious concern for the ageing population, a segment of society that has forever struggled with a pervasive and never-ending epidemic: Loneliness

An eldertech start-up is looking to keep seniors healthy and happy
Updated On : 04 Mar 2021 | 9:11 AM IST

Solutions to steer loners in the 60-plus club through their sunset years

A number of companies in the eldercare space are offering a range of basic and customised services to keep lonely seniors in good health and spirit

Solutions to steer loners in the 60-plus club through their sunset years
Updated On : 03 Dec 2018 | 2:03 AM IST