Saturday, October 16, 2010

How many Old Age Homes are there in India?

I have compiled the data from HelpAge Directory 2009

Comments: See how the OAHs are unevenly distributed. Small UTs like Goa and Delhi have 25 and 36 OAHs; Large States like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have just 28 and 16 OAHs; Bihar, known as a Bhimary state, has only one! Southern states fare much better having an average of 135 per state. Tamilnadu (and not Kerala) tops the list with 251 OAHs but nearly half of them have not furnished any details which makes one guess that most of them are only on paper. Similar is the case with West Bengal, where out of 164 OAHs details of 115 are not known). Zero in the table should actually be read as “Not known” or Not available.

Do you know of any studies that assess the requirement of old age homes in India?




  1. That was quite an informative post sir.
    But, personally speaking I don't like the concept of sending our parents to old age homes, who give their entire life fulfilling our wishes and dreams sacrificing their own.

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    Take care :)

  2. Though the number of old age homes in India keep on increasing every day the funds and the other needed budgets are not provided properly.

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