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Old age homes and our social system

Does the rising number of elderly people in the country’s old age home show the correct picture of the social and legal system? OR Does this situation requires a change?

Q.7: Are old age homes a right part of our social system?

If yes, then why? If no, then why?

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To understand the concept of OAHs, one has to go back in time five to six decades to see the life pattern of elders and chronologically trace the developments that led to the slow yet steady changes that were necessitated by circumstances. There was the much-acclaimed joint family or extended family system wherein elders lived with not only their children but also with their brothers, sisters or uncles and aunts in nearby houses, mostly in villages or in small towns. They all used to live close by, helping each other for many purposes, be it happy small events or big occasions like marriages. Everyone was close at hand for any emergencies such as health problems or deaths. Thus, the social fabric was well-woven and due respect was given to elders. This system enabled elders to lead reasonably happy lives with hardly any tension, as they had the confidence that someone would take care of them when needed. Whenever there was some health issues for an elder, the whole family would run around to attend to all needs, rendering medical to personal assistance. With perfect understanding on caring and sharing the duties, the elders did not feel let down or lonely. Click link and read full article

Given the increasing number of elderly people living in old age homes, the current status of the legal system seems to be very flexible. Society today requires the strong legislation that makes it obligatory for a child to keep their elderly parents with them and force them to pay for regular monthly expenses.

It has been observed that there is a constant increase in the number of people in the old-age home of the country. In several instances, it has also been observed that the child behaves badly with his parents and removes them from the house or forces them to leave the house. Parents are also compelled to stay with children because of the growing age and no income.Thus in order to stop these situations,it is therefore necessary to re-evaluate the existing laws. Jai Hind … Jai Bharat.

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