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Monday, July 30, 2012

INTEGRATED PROGRAMME FOR OLDER PERSONS, A Central Sector Scheme to improve the quality of life of the Older Persons. Gvt of India.

(Revised Scheme effective from 1.4.2008).


(i) Maintenance of Old Age homes to provide food, care and shelter for a minimum number of 25 destitute older persons. (APPENDIX I)

(ii) Maintenance of Respite Care Homes and Continuous Care Homes for a minimum of 25 Older Persons who live in old age homes but are seriously ill requiring continuous nursing care and respite. (APPENDIX II)

(iii) Running of Multi Service Centres for Older Persons to provide daycare, educational and entertainment opportunities, healthcare, companionship to a minimum number of 50 older persons. (APPENDIX III)

(iv) Maintenance of Mobile Medicare Units to provide medical care to the older persons living in rural and isolated and backward areas. (APPENDIX IV)

(v) Running of Day Care Centres for Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia Patients to provide specialized day-care to the Alzheimer's disease patients. (APPENDIX V)

(vi) Physiotherapy clinics for older persons (APPENDIX VI)

(viii) Mental health care and Specialized care for the Older Persons to provide Mental Health Care Intervention Programmes to the elderly. This scheme is also open to organizations / hospitals, which are already into mental health care. The scheme would help such organizations to integrate the component for older persons, which is hitherto neglected. (APPENDIX VIII)

(ix) Help-lines and Counselling Centres for older persons (APPENDIX IX)

(xi) Regional Resource and Training Centres (APPENDIX XI)

(xii) Training of Caregivers to the older persons (APPENDIX XII)

(xiii) Awareness Generation Programmes for Older Persons and Care Givers like Self-care, preventive health care, disease management, preparation for old age / healthy and productive ageing; intergenerational bonding. (APPENDIX XIII)



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