Social issues and Gerontological Health Changes among Elderly Population: A Review Study
Keywords:Elderly, Social Problems, Health Problems, Solution of Problems.
India’s aging population is gradually increasing day by day. The elderly population faces multiple problems
such as social, medical and psychological. There is a need to change social-life style for healthy ageing by
increasing awareness and utilization of geriatric welfare schemes as well as accessibility to government
health services for the elderly. The major needs of elderly were found to be economic dependence, ignorance
to their advice, sad attitude towards life, loneliness, distant government health facilities and lack of awareness
as well as utilization of geriatric welfare services. Therefore, it is required to recognize these problems and
carry out regular IEC activities to increase the awareness for more utilization of geriatric welfare services.
Further research, especially qualitative research, is needed to explore the depth of the problems of the