Eldercare India - Wellness , Healthcare , Legal , Property Services for Senior Citizens
India has the second highest population of elderly people in the world with 104 million people above the age of 60 years. Increasing life expectancy and a reduction in fertility rate are the chief causes of this. Between 2001 and 2011, India’s population grew by 17.7%, while the elderly population shot up by 35.5%. This led to a sharp increase in the old-age dependency ratio – more elders per 100 persons in the age group of 15-59 (working age).
Life expectancy of women in India, as observed in the entire world, is higher than men, as is their proportion. According to records from 2009-2013, life expectancy at birth for women was 69.3 years and for men 65.8 years.
90% of the elderly have no official social security - no gratuity, no provident fund, no pension.
57% of the oldest old are widows or widowers - proportion of widowers higher than widows.
Out of 82% of economically dependent elders, 72% suffer physical abuse, and resulting health problems.
Around 52% of the elder population is living in poverty and very poor health conditions.
Only 12% are aware of government elderly welfare schemes and only 5% are covered under health insurance.
NGO involvement in elderly care is a meagre 3%.
Source- Help Age Report based upon Socio-Economic Caste Census
Eldercare India endeavors to fill the gaps in elderly care by providing much-needed services and support to the aged. Eldercare is an organization with Head Quarters at New Delhi and branches at Bengaluru, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Uttarakhand. We promise one stop solution for Elderly Care and assisted living. Eldercare uses Human intervention, a Care Buddy, along with technology to deliver the services. Care Buddy is an Indian Armed Forces Veteran. By virtue of training and inbuild ethos, a Care Buddy, brings in trust, capability to work flawlessly in time of Crisis and above all the selfless devotion to assigned duties.