Jaslok Hospital launches clinic for elderlyDecember 13, 2018
Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre has launched a geriatric clinic at Peddar Road in Mumbai.
Planned as a one-stop elderly care centre, the dedicated geriatric care department will have outpatient care, in-patient care, emergency care and home health care. It will offer physical, cognitive and psychosocial assessment, a personal care plan, recommendations to improve health and functional ability, rehabilitation, the safe use of medicines and will address home and emergency care for the elderly.
According to the Indian Ageing Report 2017, based on the 2011 Census, the overall old-age dependency ratio shows that there are over 14 elderly per 100 working age persons, out of which 7 are termed as a dependent.
The proportion of the elderly is expected to increase from 10.5 percent to 22.4 percent during 2012–2050, according to estimates.