National Senior Care News

by Debashree – PR Consultant & Eldercare Enthusiast

Senior living: an emerging new asset class

1.6 crore given for elderly care

Visakhapatnam: Karur Vysya Bank has extended financial support as a part of its CSR initiative to an integrated geriatric and palliative care facility in Visakhapatnam. A sum of 1.6 crore has been sanctioned to Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation towards construction of a block to care for the elderly and terminally ill patients.

A homely touch to elders after kids ‘settle’ abroad

The United Nations projects that Indians over the age of 60 years will double by 2050, constituting almost 19.6 per cent of the total population

Ashiana Housing to allocate Rs 2.75 bn for senior living project in Pune

Realty developer Ashiana Housing has announced its intention to invest more than Rs 2.75 billion in the development of a senior living project spanning 11.93 acre in Pune’s Talegaon locality.

Financial inclusion: Don’t leave elderly behind

Authorities need to reorient development plans to look at age-friendly and safe services

Pune: Ashiana Housing Launches Its Seventh Senior Living Project, Ashiana Amodh

The project will be funded through internal accruals and construction finance, ensuring the timely completion and delivery of high-quality residences

PGIMER to study ‘mental health’ of those at old-age homes

At the Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, the weekly geriatric clinic which functions every Thursday, focuses on the mental care of the elderly.

A Gift that Matters: Comprehensive health insurance plan for your father’s health

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023: Signs of emotional, physical abuse in elderly

Preventing and addressing elder abuse requires a collective effort from individuals, communities, organizations and policymakers.

Making the Right Move: How to Decide When Assisted Living is the Best Option

By residing in an assisted living facility, seniors benefit from trained staff and a safe and supportive environment that addresses their unique needs, mitigates the risks associated with falls/accidents and ensures their overall well-being.

GenWise raises $3.5 million in funding led by Matrix to target elderly population

Aging with grace: Are senior living homes right for you?

Digital literacy for the elderly a necessity

June 8, 2023

Many elderly people are unable to use some of the most commonly used features of WhatsApp, like video calls

Poorly insulated nerve cells promote Alzheimer’s disease in old age: Study

Assistive technologies can enhance mobility for elderly passengers

Crime against elderly 

Kolkata man dupes senior citizen by posing as woman on Facebook, arrested

As more opt for their own private space, senior living real estate segment opens up

June 5, 2023

South India accounts for 70% of these projects in India. Tamil Nadu has emerged as one of the prominent markets in this segment. Apart from Chennai, Tier II & III locations have emerged as the markets for senior living projects. Hill stations have also emerged as a niche market

Older the merrier: Higher interest on FDs for super senior citizens

June 3, 2023

Kids away, elderly look out for each other in this community of seniors

June 4, 2023

Study Shows Multivitamin Consumption Can Help Slow Memory Loss In Older Adults

May 31, 2023

Recent research has changed the perspective with which they are looked at as it has shown that multivitamins can help slow down memory loss in people aged 60 or more.

Nest egg: How NRIs save to fly back for their sunset years

May 30, 2023

The financial benefits for non-resident Indians become apparent when they earn in foreign currencies and convert them to Indian rupees to invest and save, leading to significant growth in rupee terms.

Deficiency of flavanol, found in certain fruits, vegetables, a driver of aging memory loss

May 30, 2023

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that flavanol intake among older adults tracked with scores on tests designed to detect memory loss due to normal aging.

India will have a huge geriatric-care market: Kris Gopalakrishnan

May 29, 2023

Country yet to have a social security network

Retirement planning is not part of Indian women’s financial considerations, survey shows

May 29. 2023

Notably, 42 per cent of the women surveyed expressed a preference for managing their investments independently and digitally, indicating a growing trend towards self-directed investment.

Take care: Wishlist for senior citizen mediclaims to make them more modular and flexible

May 29, 2023

In India, people often overlook need for adequate health insurance unless medical emergency strikes

Best Wheelchairs

Do you have a senior citizen at home? If yes, keeping a wheelchair at home is essential. There can be a possibility that you won’t need it but emergencies can occur anytime.

Retired professor builds garden for butterflies in her society

May 25, 2023

Thane: Soon after she retired as a zoology professor, Poonam Kurve, 60, had plans to build a butterfly garden in her housing complex. In just five months, she was able to execute her plans and build a garden, replete with painted stones, a variety of plants and artificial butterflies, designed to attract the colourful winged insects.

Health insurance: No country for old men? Not anymore

18 May 2023

As senior citizens are more vulnerable to falling ill, their medical expenses, and thereby insurance premiums, are bound to be higher.

Kerala: an exemplary story in palliative care 

May 18, 2023

Kerala shows how diverse groups of people — across religious, caste, class, and gender divides — forged solidarities to create care infrastructure

BCD Group ventures into rental senior living segment with Vanaprastha

May 18, 2023

BCD Group, a real estate development firm, has forayed into the senior living rental residential segment, with its first project in Bangalore with an investment of Ra 200 crore.

14% elderly suffers psychological health issues, MLNMC study

May 17, 2023

In a study conducted on 463 people from urban and rural areas of the district who are over 60 years of age, 13.7% of these elderly people have been found to be facing some or the other psychological health issue, said researchers of the Department of Community Medicine of Prayagraj-based Moti Lal Nehru Medical College.

Samarth launches customised travel services for seniors in India

May 17, 2023

Samarth, India’s largest community of senior citizens with a presence in 92 cities, has launched customised travel experiences for seniors in partnership with Breakaway, a travel specialist which has delighted travellers in India and from overseas over the last 12 years, filling a significant gap in this space

Government looks to hire retirees for health and education sectors

Vesta: Know How Trained Caregivers Can Help In Improving Elderly Health

May 11, 2023

International Nurses Day: Nurse clubs common sense and skill to save man’s life, shares inspiring story

May 11, 2023

On the occasion of International Nurses Day, we spoke to Kavita, a young nurse working at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit, who saved life of a man lying unconscious on the road with her presence of mind and prompt action.

Why elderly fall prey to cybercrime

May 11, 2023

Over the past few years, India has witnessed a rapid increase in the number of cybercrimes. With the growing adoption of technology and digitalization, there has been a rise in cyber fraud, identity theft, and cyberstalking, which has led to an alarming increase in cybercrime in the city

The elderly require a digital interface that reflects the changes in the world around them: Tarun Sharma, Yodda Eldercare – 10 May 2023

14,000 senior citizens live alone in Gurgaon: Survey

May 10, 2023

There are 13,355 senior citizens living alone in the city as their children have either settled abroad or are staying in other cities, shows the survey carried out by the police department.

Columbia Pacific to invest Rs 200 cr to launch senior living homes across India

May 10, 2023

Columbia Pacific to invest Rs 200 cr to launch senior living homes across India

Good news for senior citizens; IRDAI to issue guidelines to insurers for standard health insurance product – May 9, 2023

The Irdai will introduce guidelines for insurers to offer standard health insurance products to those aged 60 and above. This move will benefit seniors who are either refused health insurance or have to pay high premiums.

Special care centres for senior citizens to come up in Prayagraj

May 9, 2023

In a first of its kind initiative in the state, a well-equipped ‘care centre’ especially dedicated to senior citizens of the society would be set up in the Sangam city.

This initiative would come under the Prayagraj Smart City Mission.

Why senior citizens must have health insurance

May 7, 2023

By being proactive about their health and obtaining comprehensive health insurance coverage, seniors can protect themselves from the financial burden of medical expenses

Chennai: TVS Emerald, CPC tie-up for ‘senior living’ residential project in Chennai

May 3, 2023

TVS Emerald has partnered with senior citizen living community operator Columbia Pacific Group to develop and operate a senior living residential. Real estate developer Emerald Haven Realty Ltd (TVS Emerald) has partnered with senior citizen living community operator Columbia Pacific Group to develop and operate a senior living residential project in the city, company officials said on Wednesday.
The project would consist of approximately 250 homes built on a 2.7-acre plot in Thaiyur in neighbouring Chengalpet district.

Bhopal: Shravan Line: Helpline that listens to elderly people with compassion

May 3, 2023The elderly helpline isoverseen by the university’s department of f social work and in association with other NGOs and agencies  The 650-acre campus for now, services calls from those living  within 5-km of the Bilaspur campus.  Three days after the project’s launch, 60-elderly were on the registry.

This bank has revised FD interest rates; offers 9.5% fixed deposit rate to senior citizens May 3, 2023

Senior citizens will receive an interest rate of 9.5% on fixed deposits held for durations of 1001 days

Yodda Elder Care partners with Medulance to offer fast emergency medical care to patients – May 2, 2023

Elderly care service provider Yodda has partnered with Medulance, emergency medical response service provider to offer fast and reliable emergency medical care to the clients of Yodda requiring medical support. The collaboration aims to provide well-equipped ambulances by Medulance to ensure prompt and efficient first-point medical attention during transit to the hospital.

Elders at increasing risk of cyber & financial fraud – Here’s why – May 2, 2023

While the impact of cybercrime is being felt by all strata of the society, the elderly are especially at risk of being duped, owing to their lack of awareness about technology and their tendency to trust duplicitous scammers.

As India greys, care economy blooms

May 1, 2023 With the expected growth of India’s older population, employment prospects in the care economy are likely to increase in the future

Nagaland: ‘Placing highest value & respect to elders’

April 30, 2023

Presently, 182 citizens in the age group of 80 years and above are registered with Friends of 80 Plus, an organisation formed by a network and fellowship of like-minded people with the aims of reviving and upholding the Naga traditional practice of placing highest value and respect to elders.

Railways earned Rs 2,242 crore more from senior citizens by suspending ticket concession in FY23: RTI reply – May 1, 2023

The Railways earned an additional revenue of around Rs 2,242 crore from senior citizen travellers in 2022-23 by revoking concession offered to them, an RTI response has found.

HelpAge India’s 45 years of Celebration – Mumbai

May 1, 2023

HelpAge India Mumbai office in association with Smt. MMP Shah Women’s College of Arts & Commerce (Autonomous), Department of Sociology,    Matunga celebrated HelpAge India’s 45th Anniversary.

How health care leaders are leveraging technology in a tumultuous economy

April 28, 2023

Making health care accessible and equitable is the goal. Whether it’s developing lifesaving drugs or increasing access to quality care for underserved older adults, today’s health care leaders are looking to technology to make strides in an otherwise unforgiving economy.

Terminally ill patients: Lucknow’s KGMU plans palliative care at home, to form teams – April 27. 2023

Terminally ill patients in the state capital will soon be able to avail of expert advice from a team of palliative care experts, as the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) is planning to start home visits by such teams.

India is growing old before it can grow rich

April 26, 2023

The government’s problem has been that despite the high growth rates that are touted regularly and the absolute size of the GDP, the economy has just not grown fast enough to put any substantive money into plans and policies for the elderly

Kannur: Proposals for senior citizens’ welfare to be submitted in Assembly: MLA – April 26, 2023

MLA K.P. Mohanan, Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Welfare of Senior Citizens, said that proposals will be submitted before the Legislative Assembly Committee to ease technical hurdles in getting the rights and benefits of senior citizens.

Vesta Elder Care joins hands with “Healthians”

April 26, 2023

The tie-up aims to serve clients with the best service experience fulfilled through technology with an initial expectation of hitting 1000+ tests a month.

KITES Senior Care to expand geriatric services in South India – April 26, 2023

KITES Senior Care offers “Out of Hospital” care services to seniors, covering post-hospitalisation rehabilitation, palliative and dementia care.

Artha Assisted Living, luxury senior care living in Gurgaon, India, adds Palliative care to its Elderly Care Services

April 21, 2023

Palliative Care at Artha provides comfort, dignity, and quality of life to elderly patients, irrespective of their health stage, ailment, illness, or disease.

Top 20 Services for the Elderly & Disabled Companies in 2023

April 21, 2023

The top 20 services for the elderly and disabled companies in 2023 represent a diverse group of firms that offer a range of services to help individuals maintain their independence, improve their quality of life, and enhance their overall well-being.

These companies provide a variety of services, including home care, medical equipment and supplies, transportation, home modifications, and social and recreational activities.

Delhi Govt to launch mobile app to provide pension information to elderly, differently-abled

25 April 2023

The Delhi government’s Social Welfare department will launch a mobile application that will allow pensioners to receive complete information about their pension from the comfort of their homes.

Kolkata – Bidhannagar cops set up medical cells for elderly at select police stations

25 April 2023

GSK rolls out its Shingles vaccine in India

25 April 2023

The adult vaccine recommended for people aged 50 years and above, provides protection against shingles – a disease associated with debilitating pain and rashes caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV). VZV is the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Include geriatric care in curriculum, say experts

April 24, 2023

KOCHI: The inclusion of geriatric care in the school curriculum is more important than ever due to the state’s growing share of elderly population, according to experts.

HCAH Buys nightangles to become largest home Healthcare provider – April 21, 2023

The acquisition of Nightingales will make HCAH India’s largest out-of-hospital care provider with a presence in eight top cities and over 3,000 healthcare professional, with an annual turnover of around ₹200 crore.

Care homes for elderly asked to exercise caution as COVID cases rise – April 20, 2023 

If one resident falls sick or shows symptoms, every other resident should be tested so as to facilitate early treatment, Health dept. tells care homes. Kerala records 2,484 new cases on April 19.

Kolkata: Realtors see promise in senior living – April 19, 2023

Targeted at elderly couples and individuals who are living alone, the developers are building on the success of a pioneering project done by HIDCO in Rajarhat and coming up with their own ventures in the city

Malappuram: A competition that took them back to their salad days – April 19, 2023

The Municipal Town Hall here on Tuesday witnessed a rare competition that could not only bring in a lot of cheer but also transport the participants to their nostalgic days of youthfulness.


You will live 25-30 years after retiring. Have you done retirement planning? April 19, 2023

Mumbai’s senior living gets a boost with Primus and The Wadhwa Group alliance – April 18, 2023

There is a large need to cater to the ageing population in India who seek independence, quality services and a stress free lifestyle


Pension scheme in India: A timeline April 18, 2023

Employees under NPS have been pleading with Government to revert back to OPS

International conclave on healthy ageing is being held in Cochin from 21st to 23rd April 2023.   Organized by Bless Retirement Living,  the event is held at the Chitillapilly square, Cochin.  For more details on the event and speakers log on to

Why assisted senior living is much needed in India

As India’s aging population grows, assisted senior living is becoming increasingly important for providing necessary services, safety, and support.


LIC Housing Finance FD interest rates; now earn up to 7.75%, senior citizens can get 8%

SCSS to POMIS, 7 investment options for regular pension after retirement. Should you invest?

Investing in pension funds can be a good idea for regular returns, especially for those who are planning for their retirement.

Why pension must be our responsibility, not govt’s

There is a choice we must make about our money. We either are in charge of our decisions or we like being taken care of by someone else. Not someone we hire for a fee, but someone we believe is our benefactor.

Does New Tax Regime Make More Sense For Seniors?

The government has added several new benefits and sops to the new tax regime in the Union Budget 2023-24 to make it popular. Here’s what both the regimes entail for seniors.–news-278271/amp

Here’s How Seniors Should Divide Their Expenses When Living With Children

One can hardly imagine the problems of senior citizens with limited financial means. In India, they are typically dependent on their children, but if you happen to be financially secure, here’s how you should contribute to the expenses while living with your children.


Online fraud: Rs. 3.23 lakh siphoned off from senior citizen’s bank accounts

Mysore/Mysuru: Online fraudsters, who had sent a message to a senior citizen to upload Know Your Customer (KYC) form, have illegally withdrawn Rs. 3.23 lakh from the senior citizen’s Bank accounts. The senior citizen, who has been cheated is 83-year-old T.R. Doreswamy, a resident of Kuvempunagar.

Promising to provide US dollars at a cheap rate, the accused persons cheated the senior citizen by handing him a bunch of papers covered with similar size currency notes.

Pune: Men posing as police steal cash from senior citizen

The accused were carrying fake identity cards and checked handbag of the complainant by accusing him of carrying ganja in his bag


Denying bail to elderly amounts to cruelty: Punjab and Haryana HC

Punjab and Haryana HC Grants relief to 80-year-old Ludhiana man accused in a case of cheating and forgery

Should Seniors Have A Separate Critical Illness Plan? April 13, 2023

Critical illness insurance plans can provide financial protection for seniors against costly medical expenses, allowing them to focus on recovery.–news-277967

What Should Seniors Keep In Mind When Writing A Will? April 13, 2023–news-277957/amp

This bank now offers 9% interest on senior citizen FDs; 8.5% rate on general FDs April 13, 2023

Haryana govt plans to give lifetime pension to elderly artists aged over 60

Health boost for senior citizens in Malappuram – April 10, 2023

They are being given special nutrient food kits containing Horlicks, oats, ragi or finger millet, and cornflakes

Funding: Former BharatPe execs’ startup raises seed fund led by Matrix – April 12, 2023

GenWise, a startup founded by former executives of digital payment platform BharatPe, has raised funds in its maiden round, according to three people aware of the development. The Delhi-based startup is an online community for Indian elders and their family members.

A crying need for a Department of Ageing to take care of our elderly 

April 12, 2023 

According to the Social Welfare Department (JKM), about 2000 elderly have checked into welfare homes over the past five years. The actual figure is probably much higher. An estimated 71% of EPF contributors do not have enough savings to live above the poverty line.