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Elder NRIs should do homework before Settling down in Kerala

Many of the Indians who settle abroad either with their children or due to their profession, want to return to their roots when they retire or get old so that they can spend rest of their lives peacefully in their motherland. The US, UK and many European nations have very developed social security systems in place and Indians typically have queries about the corresponding system, rules and regulations here. Problems faced by NRIs Settling in Kerala In Kerala, several non-resident Indians (NRIs) come back with lots expectations but many times their dreams get shattered with bad experience while dealing with…

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Problems Faced by Elders – Possible Solutions

Problems Faced by the Elderly in Kerala Problems Faced by elders and Possible solutions :- With the number of old people in Kerala increasing rapidly, and one million elderly people added every successive year since the census of 1981, their problems are also on the increase. Today the elderly populations in Kerala lead a lonely life facing several problems such as lack of financial security, chronic diseases and death of the spouse. In Kerala, the number of old age homes is on the rise in line with the rapid increase in the number of residents in these old-age homes. According…

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Advantages of old age homes

Are old age homes and elder day care Centers the way ahead for Kerala’s senior citizens ? Old age homes in kerala The old age homes in Kerala are increased day by day. Kerala, the state that boasts of 100% literacy rates is also unique in the fact that it is one of the states with the largest proportion of senior citizens. Over the years, the state has achieved high education standards, better life expectancy and lower population growth. However, these indicators of social progress do not highlight a new crisis faced by the state – a surge in the…

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How to Prepare Yourself and your Family in the event of elders coming

Earlier, people lived together as a big family and hence there was no need for any special preparations to welcome an elderly into the home. An elderly uncle, aunt or a grandmother used to visit the homes for few weeks every year, and one welcomed him/her to the household without any second thoughts. However, now things have changed drastically. Even the parents have to take permission (or, at least, ensure that it is ok) for visiting their children these days. Everyone is busy in his or her own lives and a visit from a relative could topple all plans if…

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Old Age – How To Spend Time Effectively

As the ‘inevitable’ old age approaches, the main challenge one might encounter is ‘Old Age- how to spend time effectively?’ A retired man, who was ‘breathlessly busy’ just until the previous day of his retirement, suddenly finds he has abundant time. So lavish, that he is unable to comprehend what to do. He may, for  the first time,  would  realize that  enormous work is being  done by the home maker to run the house hold, had so much of contents in  the Magazines  he has been paying for and was only glancing through and also the  ‘n number’ of channels…

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