Health Care System of Elderly in India : A Sociological Perspective
In India, Elderly are provided health care by the general health care delivery system. This is not adequately sensitized to the health needs of elderly. In this direction, this paper describes growth and distribution of elderly population, the need to emphasis the health problems of the elderly population and additional health care through broader policy initiatives. With a brief overview of the health and socio-economic challenges that are being faced by the elderly population in India, the strategies explored by the public health care system to bring about improvement in the quality-of-life of the geriatric population is also analyzed.