Kudumbashree to launch Care giver for Senior Citizen Updated On 2017-09-26
Geriatric care has become a topic of high importance in Kerala's today's scenario. As per 2011 census, 13 % of the total population of Kerala are senior citizen. And it is estimated that it will become 20% by 2025. And most of them are women.Because of the notable interventions in healthcare sector, Kerala's average life expectancy is similar to that of developed countries. And as a result, the population of senior citizen in Kerala is also increasing accordingly. As per the NSS survey 2015, most of them above 65 years of age are suffering from health related issues. As the families of Kerala had confined to nuclear families, no one is left to take care of senior citizen. Hence, Kumbashree is to launch Care Giver for Senior Citizen to put an end to their isolated life devoid of fun and care.
Kudumbashree has always been concerned about the life of senior citizen of our society. Even though other programmes are there for Senior citizen, 'Care Giver for Senior Citizen' would ensure full time care for Senior citizen.
A team of physically fit men and women under 45 years of age will work in district level as care givers. Proper training will be provided to them by Kudumbashree. Beneficiaries may get their services round the clock through call centres. The facilities will include proper communication services like mobile phones and online services.
A pilot study regarding this will be conducted in Urban local bodies and panchayaths. The senior citizens who stay alone as their dear ones are abroad will be selected for this study. Bystander facility for those who lives lonely, Leisure trips, Day care facilities, assistance for pensioners will also be provided. Therefore through 'Care giver for Senior Citizen' programme Kudumbashree assures secured life for senior citizen. Kudumbashree is getting ready to gift a new life to the senior citizen.