Title: LONG TERM FAMILY CARE AND WELLBEING OF ELDERLY
WOMEN - CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES
Authors: Dr. Chitra S. Nair
Dr. Chitra S. Nair Assistant Professor, P. G. Dept. of Sociology, K.N.M. Govt. Arts and Science College,
Kanjiramkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
MLA 8 Nair, Dr. Chitra S. "LONG TERM FAMILY CARE AND WELLBEING OF ELDERLY WOMEN - CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 6134-6140, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=428. Accessed Nov. 2018.
APA Nair, D. (2018, November). LONG TERM FAMILY CARE AND WELLBEING OF ELDERLY WOMEN - CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(11), 6134-6140. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=428
Chicago Nair, Dr. Chitra S. "LONG TERM FAMILY CARE AND WELLBEING OF ELDERLY WOMEN - CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 11 (November 2018), 6134-6140. Accessed November, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=428.
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Abstract: Increase in average life expectancy of the population does not necessarily imply well being.
Problems faced by elderly women are more critical in the backdrop of long years of widowhood
and dependency. Profound changes in family structure have adversely influenced long term care,
quality of life and well being of elderly. Following a cross sectional design, primary data was
collected from rural Kerala to analyse major factors of elderly health, family care and subjective
well being. Quantitative data collection was completed by interviewing 300 respondents using a
structured interview schedule. Life course Perspective was the theoretical consideration. The
study identified that subjective assessment of QOL and wellbeing of elderly women was poor.
They were under the strong fear about periods of dependency and were more concerned in the
sole manifestation to be "worthy" of living in the family until their last breath. Power relations
within the family changed negatively for elderly widows. Traditional rules and customs of
elderly care seemed vanishing from rural families due to modernisation and migration.
Willingness of family members to extend quality care for their elderly gained an upper hand over
their ability to provide such a care. Day to day activities, discussions, resource allocation and
prioritizations reflected 'Emotional Vacuum'.
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