Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Perception of elderly: Expectations and Reality
Author(s): Dr. Kheraj, Dr. Meenaxy, Mahesh Chandra Saini
Abstract: The perception of the elderly for their family members regarding their care is very positive at the middle age of life. The expectations are high. But the realities are different. Everyone expect to live life with the family. But due to many socio economic situations and deteriorating values in the society, the elderly people are not care of properly. They are the puppets of circumstances. In the Indian society, there is normally high regards for the elderly parents. But the growing commercialization and materialism, the ambitions and expectations are increasing. In the race of earning money, the care of the elderly is the least in the list of priorities. This paper studies the perception of the elderly for their family members regarding their care in the old age. The study is based on the primary field survey in the Rajasthan state in India. This study emphasizes the need of the future planning for the better and happy old age.