How to protect elderly people from COVID-19

Novel coronavirus infection is spreading in India. Here is how to protect elderly people from Covid-19 First a warning. Do not try taking care of your elderly parents or relatives if you have flu-like symptoms. This is the only care that you can take of elderly. Moving on, every Indian home has elderly people. It is not that the…

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Covid-19: Why social distancing is a big worry for senior citizens

A survey by HelpAge India estimates that about 6% of senior citizens in India live alone. Loneliness among elders is a problem that cuts across classes and is a challenge in cities as well. He estimates that 10-20% of senior citizens in India are suffering from loneliness, a condition likely to be exacerbated by the current curbs on movement…

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COVID-19 Government releases instructions for senior citizens

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment issued instructions on March 17 to all NGOs, Regional Resource Training Centres, integrated Rehabilitation Centres and Old age homes emphasising that the elderly are more susceptible to virus attacks. It has listed out ‘precautionary steps’ to be undertaken immediately. With senior citizens having been clearly identified as the most vulnerable to the…

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