International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Social Work | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023 | Rating: 5.6 / 10


Challenges of Elderlies in Growing India: 1.6 Years Reflective Study from Elderline 14567

Prachi Mishra


Abstract: This article explores the unprecedented growth of the elderly population in India and the multifaceted challenges they face in various aspects of their lives. Drawing upon data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, it highlights the rapid increase in the elderly population compared to the general population, attributing it to improved healthcare, economic well-being, and lower fertility rates. The article also delves into the regional disparities in elderly population distribution across Indian states. It sheds light on the critical role of Elderline-14567, a helpline for senior citizens initiated by the Government of India in partnership with Tata Trusts, in providing essential support, information, and intervention for elderly individuals. Furthermore, the article examines the diverse challenges faced by the elderly, including financial insecurity, loneliness, elder abuse, and health issues. It discusses the inadequacies in accessing government schemes and programs, emphasizing the need for streamlined application processes and greater awareness among the elderly. Additionally, the article underscores the importance of addressing caregiving challenges, improving physical infrastructure, and enhancing emergency services tailored to the elderlies unique needs. It also highlights the risks associated with limited technological awareness among the elderly. In conclusion, the article calls for comprehensive policy initiatives to address the growing elderly populations well-being, encompassing financial support, employment opportunities, and protection against abuse and abandonment, while also stressing the significance of raising awareness and outreach efforts among the general population to fully realize the potential of existing legislation. The aging population in India represents a valuable resource that, with the right policies and support, can contribute significantly to the nations enrichment.


Keywords: Aging, Elderly Population, India, Challenges, Elderline-14567, Elder abuse, Elder Care


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,


Pages: 1720 - 1723


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