Research Paper Link Read here : https://nhrc.nic.in/sites/default/files/Project%20Report%20on%20the%20Rights%20of%20the%20Elderly_NUALS.pdf
Human rights are for all, regardless of age. The elderly are seen as vulnerable because biological, psychological and social ageing predispose the ageing person to frailty, infirmity, and in many cases dependency, setting the older person apart from the rest of the population in need of special protection and rights. Although implementation of legislation, policies, and a package of integrated programmes and projects to cater to
the needs of older persons had helped them to uplift their status, more has to be done to stem the increase of the reach of laws in a more fruitful manner.
This study was flagged of with the hopes of bringing about positive legislative changes with regard to the protection of the rights of the elderly. The survey and study were conducted by a group of investigators, committed to the cause and pains of elderly. The study was designed to evaluate the need for additional and comprehensive set of rights for the elderly as such it identifies four main challenges older persons are facing in terms of human rights as, loneliness, economic instability, discrimination and abuse as well as the lack of specific measures and services. The
report further stresses several key areas for responses to the challenges as
strengthening the national protection regime, elimination of financial exploitation and employment discrimination, establishing adequate care facilities and participation in political life.
The report concludes with the enumeration of the possible alterations that can be brought about to initiate the desirable changes. The suggestions and recommendations put forward can fashion a response that validates the importance of our elderly population and the part they will play in securing a sustainable future. A substantial commitment to research is needed to inform and guide a caring society as its aim to cope with the challenges ahead.