An exploratory study on free and paid senior citizen homes in Andhra Pradesh
Author(s): P Hema Latha and Dr. V Venkateswarlu
Abstract: The major objective of this paper was to know the reasons of elderly to stay in senior citizen homes both paid and free homes. And to identify their preference stay and aspirations etc. The study was conducted in six senior citizen homes which were located in different areas of Guntur District. In these six, three were paid homes and another three were free homes. The data was collected through case study and interview methods. The findings reveal that differences and adjustment problem with Daughter-in-law/son, Negligence of family members and poverty, insufficient housing and economic hardships were some of the reasons for joining in the homes as expressed by the elderly. Financial autonomy and living with children were the major aspiration of elderly living in paid homes and free homes along with other aspirations.