PAKALVEEDU (DAYHOME) IN KERALA: SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR ELDERLY
Author’s Name : Hashir Ahammed A.V
Volume 03 Issue 01 Year 2016 ISSN No: 2349-7289 Page no: 1-3
This Based on the records of World population Ageing: 1950-2050; Department of Economic and Social affairs, Population Division, United Nations. New York.2002 etc the demographic profile depicts that in the years 2000-2050, the overall population in India will grow by 55% whereas population of people in their 60 years and above will increase by 326% and those in the age group of 80+ by 700% – the fastest growing group.
This Research Paper elucidates the concept of Pakal Veedu (Day Home) based on the social welfare measure by the Government of Kerala through the local self government institutions called Panchayats. This has been conducted as a research study by the Research Scholar which explores multifaceted aspects of ‘Elderly Care’ and ‘Pakal Veedu’ based on various reports, research studies and anecdotes published and observations made on Pakal Veedu. It is a study designed to identify multifaceted dimensions of social care for elderly with local self government initiative. The research study will analyse the impact of Pakal Veedu on elderly and the psycho social changes it created among them. This exploratory study was carried out as a qualitative research under Indian scenario based on Primary data available on the subject which also included basic references on international incidents on the same. The research enquiry focused on several research questions: What is ‘elderly care’ and its various aspects? What are the socio psychological aspects of elderly? What is social support for elderly? The study will highlight the impact and significance of Pakal Veedu as a social care system for elderly. It will also elaborate the role of government to take up initiatives for the support and care of elderly .
Pakal Veedu; Elderly care
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