The biggest decision many families are faced with is how to care for elders when those elders are no longer able to live independently. Aging and its transition phase is emotional and truly trying times for family members and elders alike.
Another sad but true fact is that elder abuse has been largely goes undetected and under prosecuted in India as not all are reported immediately!. Neighbors, friends, aides or anyone who suspect abuse also sometimes turn a blind eye in a nation busy in taking pictures & selfies!
The elder population now close to 140 million and is projected to grow to 324 million, constituting 20% of the total population, by 2050. There are innumerable problems that need to be addressed urgently, particularly those that affect the underprivileged sections the most. Some need immediate intervention by state and central governments. Others, such as elder abuse highlight a national shame that requires both introspection and action from society at large.