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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART E

Government policies and programme guidelines for aged people

Author(s): Kiran Yadav and Sunita Mishra
This policy aims to encourage individuals to make provision for their own as well as their spouse’s old age. It also strives to encourage families to take care of their older family members. The policy enables and supports voluntary and non-governmental organizations to supplement the care provided by the family and provide care and protection to vulnerable elderly people. Health care, research, creation of awareness and training facilities to geriatric caregivers have also been enumerated under this policy. The main objective of this policy is to make older people fully independent citizens. The present study reveals that social support is positively and highly significantly related to programme and policies of aged persons. The study was carried out in Lucknow. Multistage sampling technique was fallowed in the present study. The study is based upon sample of 120 elderly (60 nuclear family and 60 joint family) and the age rang 60-80 year. And used the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). The samples of this study were personally and individually contacted and data was obtained through face to face interview. The study revealed that majority of elderly had low social support and those which nuclear family elderly reported for low joint family having higher social support the finding financial, health, social and personal domain. The result revealed that significant in nuclear family was highly significant. The test was applied to check difference social support of elderly people in nuclear family and joint family. The ANOVA method used to check the difference. Also the traditional Indian society and the age-old joint family system have been instrumental in safeguarding the social and economic security of the elderly people in the country. The rapid changes in the social scenario and the emerging prevalence of nuclear family set-ups in India in recent years the elderly people are likely to be exposed to emotional, physical and financial insecurity in the years to come.
Pages: 257-260  |  748 Views  63 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kiran Yadav, Sunita Mishra. Government policies and programme guidelines for aged people. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(3):257-260.

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