Like many of our SRCF employees, a number of adult children stay away from their parents due to various reasons. This results in a large population of elderly ageing parents living alone. Being concerned about their health, we invest in health insurances and medications and hope for their good health and wellbeing.
However, medical emergencies can defeat the best of our plans. Numerous studies have concluded that seniors living alone are at an increased risk of mortality since they usually have a poor social network to prompt medical attention in case of acute symptoms.
Over the past few weeks, we have had medical emergencies at our Old Age Home – a chronic subdural haematoma, a stroke, and severe hypoglycemia – which were promptly and effectively managed by our team, leading to better health outcomes for our residents and a renewed strength in our conviction towards our work and vision.
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English author A.A. Milne made an astute observation – ‘Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart’. It is the small things in everyday life that put a smile on our faces – a hot cup of tea, fresh sheets on the bed, a good book to read, a smile from a passerby. Although small, they have the power to steer our day from being bad to good.
As an organisation, working in elder care, we have always endeavoured to add value to our seniors’ lives, in all ways possible. Experience has taught us, that wishes seeming small and minor, hold a much greater and deeper meaning/significance for the elders.
At our Old Age Home in Baner, Pune, we consider no request as trivial or insignificant, and always attempt to fulfil the needs of our residents. One of our residents enjoys his morning and evening walks, however, he is unable to venture out independently due to his own fear of falling. By assigning an attendant to accompany him on his walks, our resident feels a lot more confident and able. He also loves drinking tea, and if he could have his way, he would replace all his meals with tea. Although none of us at the Old Age Home wish to deny him this simple pleasure or prevent him from exercising his right to choose, we are concerned about the effect of so much tea on his health. By moderating the quantity of tea per serving we assuaged our own concerns regarding our resident’s health, while at the same time we honour, value and fulfil his request for a cup of tea every time, all the time.
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Early this year, SRCF started working on establishing an Old Age Home & Assisted Living facility in Baner in Pune. We customised an apartment block to accommodate up to 36 residents with each flat made to cater to the needs of elderly.
As a full-service facility managed by a professional team with compassion, we believe we have created that right mix of so many things which makes any place, a home and not just a house.
We are well on the way to create a diverse collection of books for our library and a small area for audiovisual entertainment to keep our residents engaged and happy.
SRCF began accepting admissions to its Old Age Home in late March, and we are happy to report that we already have 10 residents at our Facility who have been referred to our Old Age Home.
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