Published : 2020-09-01

Psycho-Social problems of elderly during the time of pandemic and ways towards its solutions: A social work study on India

Chandrakala Diyali



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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the earth's face, and the future seems to be uncertain for many vulnerable groups. Among them, the golden population is the group who are silently succumbing to the mixed negative emotions of fear, doubts, insecurities, risks, and even a taboo or a stigma of having the least resilience and immunity to the infection, even to the extent of being called a source of community spread due to their higher severity, prolong illness and fatality of the infection. The reason being their prior existing health infirmities. Therefore, this paper is an effort to draw the attention of the Government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders of society to the different aspects of problems of the most revered sections of society during this global tragic time of Covid-19 Lockdown. The present study wants to overview the problems the golden populations are silently suffering using the content analysis methodology. The researcher made use of secondary source data and the relevant and comprehensive literature on the subject. Moreover, as a Social Work professional, I help to give appropriate suggestions for practical solutions to help the elderly move ahead in this crisis not only as a take but as a crisis responders for different tasks at hand for the country as a caregiver, health workers, volunteers, and community leaders.




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Chandrakala Diyali. (2020). Psycho-Social problems of elderly during the time of pandemic and ways towards its solutions: A social work study on India . Exlibris Social Gerontology Journal, 18(1), 123–134. https://doi.org/10.24917/27199045.181.11

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