Another Bad Effect of Consumerism –Rise of Old Age Homes?
With the concept of joint family a thing of the past in Kerala, more and more people are being dumped by their kids to the old age homes. Here is a heart breaking report in Malayalam that looks into the plight and reasons of the people who are forced to live in old age homes after spending all their energy for bringing up their kids. At the end of the report the narrator list some of the reasons why this phenomenon is happening in a large scale in Kerala. I agree with him completely (These videos are in Malayalam).
Hopefully things will change for the better.