Old Age Home refers to a multi-residence nursing home for old people, which is also known as retirement home. Each couple or person lives here in a room which is either apartment style or is a set of matching of rooms. Under one roof or in a one building old people are served with different facilities like gatherings, meals, health or sanatorium care, and recreation activities. Levels of these facilities differ from each other.
Number of impoverished senior citizens has been increasing now-a-days in India. There are many different factors, which are accountable for increasing the number, like diminishing moral values, Globalization, nuclear family and many other social & economical factors. There are a lot of these kinds of homes in India; some of them are paid homes, or some of them admit physically and mentally fit old people who can take care of themselves.
At present 728 Old homes exist in India. Complete information of 547 Old Age Homes is accessible. Among these 325 Old homes do not charge and 95 homes charge money, 116 Old homes include both without charge as well as stay & pay facilities and the information of 11homes is not available. There are 278 homes available for ailing people and 101 Old homes especially for women all around the country. Kerala has the highest number of Old homes in India among all states which is 124.