Many elderly people in Tibet and Nepal are destitute, without families, living alone in harsh conditions.
In Nepal, the palliative care unit at Shechen Clinic provides compassionate and loving care for elderly people at the end of their lives. Karuna-Shechen is also rebuilding an Old Age Home that was severely damaged by the 2015 earthquakes.
In Tibet, Karuna-Shechen has built four homes for the elderly. Our staff takes care of their everyday needs. In some cases, Karuna-Shechen also supplements their meager government subsidies. A warm community atmosphere pervades all of our elder homes.