PG hostels for senior citizens with guaranteed income
Quite a very good percentage of the senior citizens living alone in cities of South India belong to the upper middle class with assured income .Even if they fall ill and need to spend lot of money , most of them have children who are willing to spend for them but not keep them with them. AS long as the elderly couple can cook for themselves and are physically active , there seems to be no problem .
Once they feel they would not be able to cook for themselves , they are forced to shift to old age homes or communities of senior citizens . Both these are usually located far off from the city centre, with emergenvy medical treatment difficult to get . In towns like Chennai, Mumbai and Coimbatore there are many cooking and catering agents who supply , the main and side dishes as well as curd . If these are available the senior citizens prefer to stay where they are.
They are extremely reluctant to go and some god forsaken corner with all facilities .In the locality that I stay in Bangalore in a radius of one km from my house there are at least 100 PG (Paying guest hostels) separately for men and women separately . The per head charge for stay and food in these places is around 10000-15000 per head . I had always felt that if some of these PG houses can be diverted to senior citizens alone , they would be happy . I am telling this because
1.In spite of all problems they need not go away to a different city
2.They would get food at proper times.
3.Some financial guarantee might be required but can be provided by them
What is your opinion?