Shapers Charitable Trust is a leading charitable organization working with and for older people with few years. It runs Agecare programs and senior care services throughout the country & advocates strongly for the cause of elders and fights for their rights. It runs a gamut of programs with the aim to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified and healthier lives.
It advocates for elder-friendly policies and their implementation thereof. It works hand-in-hand with Senior Citizens Associations understanding elder needs working with and for them.
Many senior citizens of our society are able to live a very meaningful and independent life, but at the same time, the fact remains that there are some who are unable to do so. Elderly individuals, who develop dementia, develop progressive and more often than a not irreversible decline in their cognitive abilities, neurological deficits and behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. This results in considerable impairment in their ability to carry out activities of daily living and to lead an independent and meaningful life. A rehabilitation program may help them to overcome this disability and to live life meaningfully and as independently as possible.
Some of the senior citizens, who are unable to lead an independent life in their own homes, may require a residential care facility. These clinical practice guidelines suggest some of the rehabilitative measures to improve the quality of life of senior citizens. Though, literally speaking ‘rehabilitation’.means ‘to restore to a former position or status’, in case of senior citizens it means to make efforts towards improving their quality of life.