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Awareness About Elderly Schemes and Benefits Among Senior Citizen of Jhansi City


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In India’s, old age parents are cared for by their children. They need assistance in daily activities with dignity. Elderly adults are not scared of their death but they fear of losing their independence. It is the responsibility of their children as well as society to provide them security in all aspects e.g. financial, health etc. Even though government has introduced several schemes for elderly people but awareness related to these schemes is very poor. This study assessed the awareness about elderly schemes and benefits (Economic security, Insurance (Health and Pension), Reverse Mortgage, Concessions in travel, Old age homes and Miscellaneous schemes) among senior citizens of Jhansi city. Fifty old age people of Jhansi City of Uttar Pradesh state were randomly selected from Kaimasan Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Duriyapura, Narayan Bagh, and Rajpoot colony. The structured interview schedule was prepared in accordance with methodical procedure. Results showed that education and type of family had significant association with awareness about schemes and benefits of old age. Rest of the variables (age, sex, marital status, number of family members, occupation before retirement, means of income and monthly income) has no association with awareness of elderly schemes.

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Awareness, Benefits, Elderly, Schemes
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Authors

Meenakshi Singh
Institute of Home Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (U.P.), India
Pooja Prajapati
Institute of Home Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (U.P.), India
Iti Nigam
Institute of Home Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (U.P.), India

Abstract


In India’s, old age parents are cared for by their children. They need assistance in daily activities with dignity. Elderly adults are not scared of their death but they fear of losing their independence. It is the responsibility of their children as well as society to provide them security in all aspects e.g. financial, health etc. Even though government has introduced several schemes for elderly people but awareness related to these schemes is very poor. This study assessed the awareness about elderly schemes and benefits (Economic security, Insurance (Health and Pension), Reverse Mortgage, Concessions in travel, Old age homes and Miscellaneous schemes) among senior citizens of Jhansi city. Fifty old age people of Jhansi City of Uttar Pradesh state were randomly selected from Kaimasan Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Duriyapura, Narayan Bagh, and Rajpoot colony. The structured interview schedule was prepared in accordance with methodical procedure. Results showed that education and type of family had significant association with awareness about schemes and benefits of old age. Rest of the variables (age, sex, marital status, number of family members, occupation before retirement, means of income and monthly income) has no association with awareness of elderly schemes.

Keywords


Awareness, Benefits, Elderly, Schemes

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