Along with AFMC, we conducted two free comprehensive eye check-up camps in Ramtekdi. There were total 48 senior citizens screened for cataract surgery. In which 15 seniors had undergone surgery in the period of March & April and have recovered and now they can see clearly.
Last month, additonally 16 seniors have undergone surgery and are in recovering stage. The remaining 14 seniors are undergoing treatment for further evaluation at AFMC hospital.
Along with AFMC opthalmologist, we have plans to do more such camps for the entire population living in and around Ramtekdi slums.
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Holi was celebrated with all the residents living in Akanksha Home on Thrusday, March 21, 2019.
The SRCF staff and seniors were seen smearing colours on each other. The colours are applied on each other to express love and happiness. The seniors enjoyed every moment in celebrating this festival and had fun playing with colours.
It was really wonderful to capture these colourful moments during the celebration.
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Buy4health.com has been founded by caregivers who understand what it takes to support elders and dependent patients. Not only is there a need for kind and compassionate service for the patient, there is also a need for information and products.
Buy4health has been set up to meet needs for products useful for dependent patient care and also information on their correct use – this has a significant bearing on the health of the patient
We understand that some products are invariably used for each patient in bulk and we aim to provide these to individual buyers at near wholesale rates. We want to make elder and patient care affordable.
We will provide detailed information on care procedures, correct product to use so that you know what to do exactly and you/the patient do not have to suffer because of lack of complete knowledge
Feel free to use the ‘Ask the Nurse’ feature to resolve any questions you might have on patient care, procedures etc. Our team members from the nursing profession are there to answer your queries between 10 am – 7 pm on working days)
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Mrs. Vidhya aged 64 years,was admitted to Akanksha Assisted living centre in the end of May 2017 with the diagnosis of stroke on the left-side of her brain, which caused weakness on the right-side of her body. She was unable to walk, to talk, or to handle any of her personal care.
Once admitted, she was under the care of doctor, nurses, attendant, physiotherapists, speech therapists as well as psychologist. Within a month, there was passive mobilization of upper and lower extremities on her right-side and significant improvement in muscle power. Today, she is at a point where she can stand up and walk with support.
Speech Therapists visit her once in a week for a 30 minute session and with consistent practice of her own she has made a remarkable progress in the clarity of her speech. Her interest in reading has helped to build on her speech, giving her more confidence and allowing her to take the risks necessary to make these gains.
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‘He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.’
Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation’s (SRCF) medical team organised a health camp on 14th August 2017 for Industrial workers at Hadapsar Industrial Estate with the help of Mr Rajesh Gupta, who is the current President for Rotary Club, Pune Downtown. The beneficiaries were those industrial workers who are not covered under ESIC or any other government scheme.
SRCF’s team assessed workers’ health condition, provided free health information & counselling, created awareness and referred those who needed specialized treatment to Command Hospital. Nearly 80 workers, in the age group of 20 to 60 years were evaluated. The services provided included free medical examination, physiotherapy assessment, audiology screening,dental check up along besides test for random blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI monitoring.
Common complaints observed were body pain, back ache, uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension. Most of the workers were underweight and had dental decay. We are now helping the most affected of these patients on an ongoing basis through our center ‘Anandchaya’ located at Ramtekdi Slum.
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Elderly care in particular is moving towards dire straits. In India today, >60years population is ~ 100mm and will be ~ 143million in 2021. The percentage of most vulnerable population >80years will increase by 500%. Population ageing has profound social and economic problems as old age comes with several ailments. A population with a large number of elderly, needs more healthcare services and reorientation of current facilities and resources which is unfortunately not happening
As part of SRCF work with the elders of the Ramtekdi Slum, we are now launching Project Deeyaa- which will cater to the non-communicable diseases such as hearing loss, vision loss, reduced and loss of mobility etc which elders in the community face.
Initially, targeting 850 elders at an average cost of ~ INR 2700, SRCF will be providing the elders of Ramtekdi, hearing aids, intra ocular lenses, nutrient supplements, mobility and rehabilitation aids. Our on ground team at Ramtekdi, working out of our medical center called Anandchaya will be identifying these elders (process ongoing), providing these aids either directly or through Command Hospital where surgery may be required especially for eyesight related issues
Our focus is for the elderly to attain a certain standard of health and a better quality of life.
SRCF is currently raising donations for Project Deeyaa and is inviting readers to help generously. Since SRCF has 80 G registration, all donors will get 50% rebate in their personal income tax for contributions made to SRCF.
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Since its inception SRCF has worked towards supporting dependent individuals and the aged to meet their physical, medical, social and emotional needs, be it at their home or at our Pune Centre. Responding to changing needs of people, SRCF added Day Care Services last year.
SRCF is now pleased to announce that we are starting a 24 hours Old Age Home and Assisted Living Facility at Baner, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
This service will be useful for a wide range of people, including healthy and independent elders looking for a supportive environment to enjoy their retired lives; seniors requiring some assistance with their activities of daily living, and individuals requiring a higher level of medical care and daily living support than might be possible to provide at home. Our Day Care Services will continue to be provided at this Centre.
Care for residents will be provided by a qualified team of staff doctor, nurses, attendants and rehabilitative professionals – physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists who will help residents holistically. This facility is in an independent building, with three floors and a lift. There is ample space for activities, recreation and community events. It is centrally located with ease of access to Pune City and Mumbai – Pune Highway.
We would like to thank Tata Trusts for their continued support in our efforts.
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Albert Einstein once said that Play is the highest form of research, and he couldn’t be more right. Often looked upon by parents and other adults as a means to pass time, Play is of paramount importance in the motor, social, cognitive and emotional development of the child.
From repeating muscular movements, incorporating objects in play, to using imagination, and following rules and penalties in a formal structured game, children require different cognitive efforts. This is why we can amuse and engage a 10 months old baby in a game of peek-a-boo, while a 10 year old needs a more complex game.
Working with children with special needs, we have found Play to be an important and useful intervention technique. It can be used with children with Autism, Learning Disability (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Mental Retardation, etc. From helping the therapist establish a rapport to engaging the child into performing different expected occupational roles in a fun and purposeful manner, Play is an indispensable technique.
Our Occupational Therapist frequently employs Play in her sessions while dealing with children with special needs. It can be used to improve social reciprocity in children with Autism, cognition in those with LD, physical strength, grasp/prehension patterns and eye hand co-ordination in children with CP, etc.
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All work done by SRCF is driven by its vision to provide individuals with the best possible supervised, personalized and appropriate care, in order to restore optimal health, independence, dignity and quality of life, while making health care accessible to all. Working with this vision, SRCF started “Anand Chhaya”, a healthcare facility in the Ramtekdi community.
Besides providing medical services, SRCF is also working towards helping the community seniors procure monthly pensions. Under Pune Municipal Corporation’s Mata Ramai Bhimrao Ambedkar Scheme, seniors receive a monthly pension of Rs. 1000/-, while under the Central Government’s Shravanbal Seva Rajya Nivritti Vetan Yojana, seniors receive a monthly pension of Rs. 600/-. Since many seniors are unaware of these schemes or the process for registering themselves, SRCF is assisting them in procuring the required documents and filling the forms.
There are around 1500 elders residing in the Ramtekdi community, 500 of whom have already been identified by SRCF. Documentation procedure for 106 seniors has already been completed, with SRCF aiming to cover all 500 by December 2017. Although Rs. 1000/- may sound like a small amount to most of us, but it has vast implications for the seniors and the community.
Once the disbursal of the pension begins, the seniors will have a fixed amount of money at their disposal on a monthly basis without having to depend on their families. They could use the money for their medical needs and not ignore their health. Moreover, on a larger scale there would be an increase in the amount of money coming in the Ramtekdi community, which would not only boost the local businesses but also improve the living standards of the locals.
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As the year 2016 draws to a close, SRCF inaugurated its Senior Citizen Outpost Centre, “Anand Chhaya” in Ramtekdi for the elders of the community. The Centre is currently offering General Medicine OPD and Physiotherapy services and will soon be offering Dental services to the residents as well.
Ramtekdi community has over 1000 elders. In November of 2015, SRCF with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) conducted a survey on 500 elders of the community. The survey found 52% of the seniors to have Arthritis, 37% to have dental issues, 20% to have Blood Pressure and another 20% to have diabetes among other conditions.
In view of these alarming numbers, SRCF undertook the task of taking healthcare to the seniors ‘ doorstep and establishing a Medical Centre in the locality, for the benefit of the entire community. “Anand Chhaya” will provide health care services to the seniors at subsidized rates, so that neither the families nor the seniors themselves neglect their health.
The inauguration was met with a resounding response. More than 300 residents of the community attended the event, and the first day saw 65 elders registering for the services.
“Anand Chhaya” is not only the result of the effort put in by the members of the SRCF family but also the result of the kindness of people who shared our dream and donated to the cause. We thank each and every donor for helping us realize our dream.
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