The Old Age Home

Topics: Gerontology, Ageing, Old age Pages: 7 (2110 words) Published: November 26, 2012


In Western Country, Old aged person stay in old home is a common incident, but for our country, it is not natural because Bangladesh is a family bonding country. People here like to stay together. But increasing with modern facilities, people now prefer to think only for themselves & their old aged parents seems burden to them & they try to get rid from them. For that reason the number of Old homes are increasing day by day.

Mission & Vision of this project:

The main mission of the project is to increasing awareness between the young generation for not to leave their parents along in the time of their need. We want to make them conscious in this sense that, if they leave their parents along on their need, one day they also must be leave by their lovely children without any reason.

The letter posted in every wall of old home is given bellow:


If we successfully can increase awareness between people, the Rang on Old age home living people must be decrease & our countries family bonding being strong again.

By this project we can make better relationship between us & the old people. We come to know about their life style & easily prepared ourselves for our future. IT helps us in many ways.

Description & Roles of the old age home :

Above 60 up ages men/women who are helpless, unable to earn anymore, who has no place to live, whose sons /daughter are able to look after them but don’t take care of them or who has no child or kit-kin .in a word who are helpless in financially /socially like this old men /women, they stay at old age home with the help of government or any non-government organization.

In Bangladesh, there are four old age home. One government, one semi-govt. & two non- govt. The old home we visited is situated at Bishia Kuribari Monipur (hotapara) in joydebpur, Gazipur. The organizer of this old-aged home is the biggest Givency group, which is spread all over Gazipur district. With this many social well-fare work, the Old Aged home is one of them. The Total land area is about 24 Acres. The environment of old home is quiet and evergreen. There are a tin-shed building and three 5-stored building for the old men & women. [pic]

By the old age home superintendent / caretaker and the list of old men/women, we came to know, at present there are 205 old men/women among them 93 old men and 112 old women. At first, we talked with some old men/women then they inform us that here they survive their rest life with some given rice. The old people get food in time. They also inform that, when they become seek there is a medical unit for treatment where has experienced doctor, two nurses and others officers and staff. The old age home put for them a noble/great treatment. There is a TV room and a common room for entertainment. They can use those rooms anytime. There are newspapers and books for passing leisure time. There is also a prayer room; all have to pray at time. But for living there, they (old men/women) need not to pay.

Admission requirement:
• Above 60 years old.
• They have to be actual helpless.
• They have to be able to walk without anyone help.
• They have to be mentally strong.
• They have to be able to do own walk.
• They have to neat and clean.
• They have to attend the prayer regularly.
• Smoking is not allowed in this institution.
• The facilities which are given from the institution, nobody can want more than that. • For religious festival they can get vacation for two times in a year, visitors can meet with them anytime.

Description of our visit:

May 31st, 2012, the first day, we started our journey from varsity campus at 11.00 A.M. That day was Thursday and our class finished at 10:40 A.M. At first, we went station road by our varsity campus at 31/05/2012. That day was Thursday and our class...
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