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Towards Inclusive Healthcare: The Home Healthcare Solution

 India is witnessing a significant demographic shift with a burgeoning population of older adults. Projections suggest that the number of elderly individuals in India will more than double from 100 million in 2011 to 230 million by 2036, constituting nearly 15% of the total population, with around 120 million being women. This demographic transition calls for a pressing concern for healthcare solutions tailored to the specific needs of older individuals, particularly considering that women in India typically outlive men by three years. Effective policies, programs, and services must be devised to address the distinct healthcare requirements of this growing demographic, ensuring that older women can maintain respectable and independent lives. In response to this demographic shift, research-driven inclusive strategies for elderly well-being should be integrated into public health policies. Home healthcare emerges as a pivotal strategy in this regard. Through a study conducted by Team HST
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