The life expectancy and span in India have shown a steady increase over all these years. Today, out of every five individuals, one is a senior citizen. This means, that the demand for care for the elderly has increased.
The pandemic of COVID-19 too bought to light the perils of living without families. This is especially true for the elder population of people, with no one to care for them.
However, many startups in India are providing products and services, which are making lives of senior citizens and the elderly, easier and better. Let’s check a few of them.
Alserv is a Chennai-based startup focusses on providing any kind of help for those elderly and senior citizens who are living alone.
It provides services that assist senior citizens in areas of daily convenience- medical, food, security, housekeeping and concierge services.
Users can either book meals and also order groceries using their app. They connect doctors and healthcare professionals for the ones in need.
This startup was founded with an aim to realign the lifestyles of the elderly, which usually change for the worse, making them dependent on others.
Seniorworld provides safety solutions, and user-friendly mobile phones along with offering custom-made travel plans, making users independent and keeping them busy.
3. Treat At Home
This digital healthcare marketplace connects people who are in need of medical services to healthcare experts. It was founded in 2018 in Tamil Nadu, the startup claims to have over 1500 registered service providers and more than 20 health partners around Tamil Nadu.
4. Goodhands Seniorcare
Goodhands Seniorcare provides services for elders, from the comfort of their homes.
With a dedicated team of specialists in different areas, families are notified of any changes or emergencies in their relatives’ health.
They work in areas of providing regular comfort and upholding social commitments as well, along with crisis care for the ones enrolled.
This is an online community with participation from more than 3 million people over the world, who want to keep themselves busy, stay vital and keep learning.
The community provides socializing opportunities and undertakes various activities and programs around areas of interest for senior citizens.
Experts in various fields are invited to address issues related to senior life. Social hours are hosted and there is live learning for them on various aspects and topics.
Khyaal is another online community aimed at enriching the quality of life for the elderly.
They organize fun and interesting activities like musical events, yoga classes, podcasts, games, and workshops.
This keeps them occupied, thereby making them explore life to the fullest!