Old Age Homes

To Bless & Guide us.. No one else is Better

Old Age homes are civilization’s dumpsites for human beings who it cannot exploit further.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

With a rapid rise in Urbanisation and Westernisation, the concept of joint families is fading away, and this is proving a bad thing for the elderly people. Today’s senior citizens are driven out of their own homes, thanks to their children wanting to have their own family as nuclear.

As per a 2016 report of the Ministry for statistics and program implementation, there are about 104 million people above the age of 60 in India. Although India is going to be the youngest country in the world in the next few years, the number of elderly people is also increasing at a good rate. It is helped by the fact that the life expectancy of Indians is also gradually rising.

Elderly people have an abundant amount of wisdom, knowledge and life experience; so at an age where they need to be respected the most, elderly people are shunned and forgotten. As and when they lose their spouse, living life without a companion becomes a harsh reality. Going through a terrible feeling of loneliness & insecurity is a common thing for them. Add to that, Health problems, which are obvious for all those above 60. Most of them don’t get the care and medications that they need during their health issues and treatment of diseases.

There is hardly anyone above 60 with lofty dreams and ambitions, or with a need to prove themselves to the world. They just want to live life together with their next generations, with dignity, respect and love, and most of all, feel secure.


Old Age & Elderly facts:

  • A report by HelpAge India in 2014 states that by 2050, the ‘elderly’ people will comprise of 20% of the population, or 325 million. The report adds that the overall population will grow by 40% between 2006 and 2050, but the elderly population will grow by a whopping 270%.

  • India spends only 0.91% of its GDP on the Elderly, on the other hand, Brazil spends 4.5% of its GDP and Nepal, 6% of its GDP on the senior citizens.