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Debadatta Pradhan


Although most elderly adults are able to live independently, taking care of an older family member is a concern of an estimated 5 million people each day. Being one of the most vulnerable segments of the society, they are facing lots of problems in their day to day life, which takes the form of elderly abuse. In this respect care of elderly people is very much necessary to maintain their rest of life. This paper mainly focuses on different problems of rural elderly people and issues of care giving (informal care) of elderly in rural areas and the relationship between care giver and care receiver.


Elderly, Elderly Abuse, Care giving, In-home Care, Family Care, Rural Odisha

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