Family or Old Age Home Which is Appropriate for Happiness of Elderly at Post Retirement Life in India? : A Reflection from a Study
Monihar Co.H. Society, Kolkata, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Harasankar Adhikari
West Bengal, Kolkata, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: Apr 25, 2016; Acc date: May 19, 2016; Pub date: May 21, 2016
Citation: Adhikari H (2016) Family or Old Age Home–Which is Appropriate for Happiness of Elderly at Post Retirement Life in India? : A Reflection from a Study. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5:305. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000305
Copyright: © 2016 Adhikari H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The family is culturally the best place for the elderly at their post retirement life in India. They prefer their living arrangement with children and grandchildren which is significant for happiness. But globalization and urbanization have brought changes in this cultural system with an effect of socio-economy and political condition. The elderly population ceases to be functional, they are considered as a ‘burden’ upon the family and ending up in old age home.