This story evolves around end of life experience of abandoned elderly parents who are victims of ‘changing society in India’. They take shelter in care homes and sometimes care homes rescue them. Majority of them are not in touch with their immediate family members. One out of seven elderly in the world is an Indian. For these elderly living in care homes, life is both calm and chaotic. Their emotional sufferings are more severe than physical ones. Traditional Indian culture always encourages parents to plan their old age with families only. These elderly parents did not plan to live in 'care homes' but they were uprooted forcibly.
There are more than 100 million Indians over the age of 60, according to the 2011 census. And their future is uncertain as the Indian family has changed significantly in the past few decades. Large, joint families have increasingly given way to smaller, nuclear ones; and a large number of Indians no longer live in the same cities or the same country as their parents. The pace of population ageing around the world is increasing dramatically. Younger generation do not have time to get actively engaged with elderly parents due to fast paced lifestyle when these aged parents need emotional support from their respective children.