There are 728 Old Age Homes in India today. Detailed information of 547 homes is available. Out of these, 325 homes are free of cost while 95 old age homes are on pay & stay basis, 116 homes have both free as well as pay & stay facilities and 11 homes have no information. A total of 278 old age homes all over the country are available for the sick and 101 homes are exclusively for women. Kerala has 124 old age homes which is maximum in any state.
The fading joint family system in India and other innumerable factors have given rise to west-inspired phenomena of old age homes. Surprising cost of living and scanty return on savings have almost pushed these senior citizens on road. And the worst picture of this emerges with HEALTH EMERGENCIES and Health crisis.
Healthcare being the forte of Dr Priyaranjan Thakur, he is very well versed with the issues faced by an economically neglected group and problems they face when they reach hospitals for treatments. So, Under this program, the society shall raise funds through donations and tie up with Insurance companies and Private hospitals to take care of all such centers.