After a certain age, the elderly’s independence slowly decreases and it sometimes becomes difficult to continue living at home. When this is no longer possible, some relatives consider moving their elderly loved one to a specialized facility. In some cases, elderly individuals may face neglect or mistreatment within their own families due to financial constraints or cultural attitudes. An old age home or retirement home, is a residential facility offering nursing and assisted living services for older adults. These homes provide necessary care such as meals, housekeeping, medical assistance, and recreational activities to maintain resident’s quality of life.  In this research article, our Tashheer research team compiled a list of the best 7 Old Age homes in Pakistan. These 7 organizations own several nursing homes and retirement homes to offer suitable care to each senior citizen. Read more about: Women Safety Apps in Pakistan

List of Shelter Old Age Homes in Pakistan

Here is the list of the best 7 old age homes in Pakistan serving senior citizens and disabled old person, listed as follows:

  1. AlKhidmat Foundation
  2. SOS Children’s Villages Pakistan
  3. Dar Ul Sukun
  4. Chhipa Women Shelter Home
  5. Pakistan Sweet Home
  6. Ehsaas Panagah
  7. PBM Shelter Home

Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit organization that has provided social welfare and humanitarian services to all communities across Pakistan since 1990. This Foundation has been known for its orphanage, shelter home, and old age care home facility in different cities in Pakistan. Alkhidmat Foundation currently operates 24 old age homes across Pakistan to provide care and support for elderly individuals who may not have families or resources to support themselves in their later years. These homes provide shelter, food, medical facilities, and social interaction to ensure the well-being and dignity of the residents.

Established in1990
TypeNon-profit, volunteer-based
PresidentProf. Dr. Hafeez ur Rehman
Head OfficeAlkhidmat Complex, 3 Km Khayaban e Jinnah, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
SOS Children's Villages Pakistan

SOS Children’s Villages Pakistan is a private non-profit organization working for the welfare, upbringing, and education of orphan and abandoned children in Pakistan since 1977. In some locations, SOS Children’s Villages operate programs specifically dedicated to providing care and support for elderly individuals who may not have families or resources to support themselves. This organization has gained recognition in the fields of social welfare activities throughout Pakistan and also at the international level. This organization currently operates 15 SOS Children’s Villages, 4 SOS Children’s Homes, 13 SOS Youth Homes, 22 Herman Gmeiner Schools, and 4 Technical Training Centres. SOS Children’s Villages Pakistan feels pride in their invaluable work, helping thousands of lives through the help of their sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

Established in1977
TypeNon-profit, volunteer-based
PresidentMrs. Souriya Anwar
Head OfficeSOS Children’s Villages, Lahore Kasur Rd, Nishtar Town, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dar Ul Sukun

Dar-ul-Sukun was initially created as a home for abandoned children with different disabilities. It was founded on 17th Feb 1969 by Sr. Gertrude Lemmens. A Dutch nun came to Pakistan when she was young. She was deeply moved by the suffering of disabled children found on the streets and in garbage dumps. In response, she dedicated her life to caring for these children brought in by social workers, police, and relatives. This led to the creation of Dar ul Sukun, a charitable organization. It provides care, rehabilitation, and protection to people with disabilities by offering a broad range of services to suit all ages. It provides a home for disabled individuals, offering care and support to those facing poverty and challenges. They have three branches across Karachi, care for almost 150 people, and have 53 staff members. There are many hospitals in Pakistan that provide top notch healthcare facilities to patients of all ages. To learn more about them, read our article on Top 10 Hospitals in Pakistan.

Established in1969
Head Office159/H/3 Kashmir Road, PECHS Karachi, Pakistan
TypePrivate, Non-Profit
FounderSr. Gertrude Lemmens
Pakistan Sweet Home

Pakistan Sweet Home is an orphanage for abandoned children across the country providing necessities of life including home, food, education, and healthcare. This project was started in 2009 when an abandoned child from Swat was handed over to Mr. Zamurrad Khan. Pakistan Sweet Home was created to serve as a home and provide care for orphaned children in crisis around Pakistan. Originally, it was just a place for underprivileged orphans to live and get care which now turned into a big family with around 1000 children. This organization also provides shelter, employment, and food to old age people who do not support themselves in their later ages.

Established in2016
Head OfficeHEC building, H 9/4, Street 4, Near H 9/4 H-9, Islamabad, Pakistan
TypePrivate, Non-Profit
FounderZamurrad Khan
Chhipa Women Shelter Home

Chhipa is a Pakistani non-profit and non-government welfare foundation in Pakistan started by Ramzan Chhipa. It was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan. Its primary aim is to serve people without any discrimination of creed, color, or caste in all situations. This organization is best known for its women and old age shelter home, established to care for Senior Citizens, who need Professional and Loving care in their golden years. This organization runs completely on donations and support provided by philanthropists, the general public, and the business community. You can also donate to them directly into their accounts with details given on their websites online. You can also use different mobile wallet apps for seamless money transfers. Chhipa Shelter Home helps people by taking care of them and making sure they stay healthy and clean. The people living there are happy and feel good.

Established in2007
Head OfficePlot No. ZC-5, Sector 8/A, FTC Bridge, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan
TypeInternational, non-governmental organization, Non-Profit
FounderRamzan Chhipa
Ehsaas Panagah

Ehsaas Panah Gah, or Musafir Khana, has been a lifeline for marginalized people. Starting with five shelters in Lahore, the program quickly expanded, adding eight more shelters in vulnerable areas. They offer night stays for passengers, medical facilities, clean drinking water, and meals. To combat COVID-19, they implemented strict SOPs with staff that provided hand washing booths, disinfection spray machines, and daily medical checks. This program also plans to establish Pannah Gah at all Divisional HQs across Punjab with sites in Multan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad DG Khan, Sargodha, and Rawalpindi. Each Panagah also serves free meals to around 600+ people and offers a 100 bed facility for overnight stays.

Established inMarch 27, 2019
Head OfficeH84C+4FJ, Mozang Rd, Block B Mozang Chungi, Lahore, Punjab
TypePrivate, Non-Profit
FounderGovernment of Pakistan
PBM Shelter Home

Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) is an autonomous organization that helps poor people, created by a law in 1991. The PBM’s main aim is to help people who are unable to support themselves. Initially, they set up each shelter home in major cities like Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta. These homes will be a trial project and will accommodate 50 elderly people. These PBM Old Age Homes offer basic necessities like food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and activities in a respectful and caring environment, similar to being in a family. It is like being part of a big family and they get good food every day to stay strong and healthy. They give support to people who are very poor, like widows, orphans, and old people who are sick or disabled.

Established in1992
Head OfficeP5RJ+9HC, Barakahu, Islamabad, Pakistan
TypePrivate, Non-Profit
Parent organizationGovernment of Pakistan

The overview of each state or territory is given below:

State/TerritoryPopulationNumber Of Old Age Homes
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa4.14M81
Islamabad Capital Territory601.60K14
Azad Kashmir1.88M3
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In Asia, older people usually live with their families instead of going to special places like Old Age Homes because of their cultural beliefs. In Pakistani and other Asian cultures, it is important to respect and take care of your parents. Moreover, leaving their parents in Old Age Shelter Homes raises cultural issue questions, especially in some developing countries like pakistan. In the past few years, there was no concept of any Old Age Homes in Pakistani society, because the joint family system was dominant and older people were taken care of by the family. But, as times have changed and the life has become more fast and stressful and some people don’t have enough time to take care of their older family members. That’s why there are now more Old Age Homes in Pakistan than before. In this research article, our Tashheer research team compiled a list of 7 prominent shelter old age homes in Pakistan. These shelters not only provide a roof over their heads but also offer companionship, medical care, and a feeling of being part of a community. 

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