Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Geriatric rehabilitation for India: The need of the hour
Author(s): Dr. Smruti Swagatika Dash (PT)
Abstract: The number of elderly people or senior citizens is increasing day by day. Thanks to our advanced healthcare facility. But the topic to ponder is that are our elderly ageing properly being fit? Are they ageing gracefully? A long life with loss of mobility is painful for the living old and also for the care taker. It all incurs hospitalisation expenses which the country has to pay. The health industry is booming in manifolds across India. All we need to do is design our health care sector in such a way as to cater to the needs to the frail elderly. For which proper environmental assessment, proper reachability to the hospital, proper care at the hospital catering to their specific needs and care back at home is of utmost importance to have a healthy & prosperoous country. So I must say Geriatric Rehabilitation is the need of the hour for a healthy India.