Mangaluru, April 6, 2016: People are living longer now all over the world including India. The average life expectancy of an Indian in 1947 was 34.5 years and now it is 69 years. So old age problems are also very common now like Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Joint pains, Poor Vision, Hearing problems, Memory loss, Depression etc.
Also, family structure is changing rapidly – from joint family to nuclear family to even single parent families. When both husband and wife work outside, they have no time to spare for their elderly parents during day time. This often makes the lives of the elderly miserable due to loneliness and physical disabilities.
Care of the elderly is a neglected area in our country. Keeping these aspects in mind K.S.Hegde Medical Academy. (Nitte University) decided to initiate some activity in this direction. KSHEMA SANDHYA a Geriatric Daycare Centre will be started in the Justice K.S.Hegde Charitable Hospital. In this scheme the elderly citizens from Mangalore will be given free transport from Nitte Education International (Hotel Pentagon) to Justice K.S. Hegde Hospital at 9.30 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Geriatric persons from Thokkottu and in & around Deralakatte can also avail the benefits.
The Elderly will be provided facilities like reading (newspapers, magazine, books), T.V, Games, Yoga and other group activities. Computer facility will also be provided soon. There will be a qualified staff nurse and an assistant to take care of them. The elderly have access for consulting the various specialists in the OPD. The caregivers are also encouraged to accompany them occasionally.
A van is provided exclusively for the Geriatric Daycare Centre which has been (Donated by the Syndicate Bank) The inmates will be provided light refreshments and lunch.
Terms and Conditions.
• Clients aged 60 years and above are eligible.
• Clients should be fit enough to take care of themselves.