Senior Citizens Care NGO in India
A man's life is normally divided into five main stages viz., infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. In each of these stages, an individual has to find himself in different situations and face different problems. The old age is not without problems. In old age physical strength deteriorates, mental stability diminishes; money power becomes bleak coupled with negligence from the younger generation.
Week financial status
Loss of their social status
With age, people often lose their ability to complete their own errands and have to depend on external assistance, if available. Age related issues like mental or physical disabilities pose a big hurdle even in performing simple tasks like going up to the local store for milk/groceries or newspaper, going for getting a hair cut to the bank. Older individuals face a tough time on the road. Some even experience physical pain while driving like dizziness, cramping, joint pain or headache which can cause an accident and/or physical harm. Forgetfulness, which becomes a companion to some elderly, can be dangerous too and pose both safety and security risks as seniors may tend to leave the burner on, forget to lock a door, and keep up with grooming and hygiene.
Outpatient clinics: These clinics are important for assessment and follow up of mobile patients.
There are advantages when these clinics are staffed jointly by internists and psychiatrists. In some areas memory clinics are being developed for assessment of patients with early memory problems. Assessments and treatments are offered in the patient's home through mobile clinics. Domiciliary visits also reduce the rate of hospital admissions.
Counseling: Meeting the elderly living in isolation and providing them the much needed counseling helps them fight the isolation and results in reduction of chances of developing any diseases related to stress emanating from isolation.