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.