Survey finds senior citizens’ living facilities substandard

Source: Times of India

Getting old is no child’s play anywhere, but in India, it seems the elderly are struggling. A recent pan-India study that looked into senior living facilities — both government and privately-run — found shortcomings like lack of hygiene, little emphasis on safety, dignity and privacy of the elderly and skewed staff-resident ratio.
With the government discussing the issues faced by senior citizens regarding safety, security and housing sector, the study of these homes in various cities, including Pune, has recommended the requirement of minimum standards being made mandatory.

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