Service Requirements for the Aged in Bangladesh
13 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2018
Date Written: February 3, 2018
This paper attempts to identify the service requirements for the aged in Bangladesh. As aging is a matter of social concern, this study identifies the problems and limitations of the services provided for the aged. Secondary data were used to conduct this study. Findings show that being sympathized to the elders, some government and voluntary institutions are taking part to mitigate their sufferings that are mostly inadequate and cumbersome to the elders. This could be attributed by the disorganization of the services, social myths and prejudice, social structures, negative attitude towards the aged and value conflict. Expansion of community care services for the aged, social security programs, counseling, awareness campaign etc. are the few recommendations by which this problem could be addressed.
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