Established in 2010, Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s (NCAA) is India’s largest comprehensive residential care centre with 96 beds. All the features essential to a dementia-friendly facility, so as to encourage independence and social interaction, promote safety and enable activities of daily living are incorporated in this 4-storeyed building.
What sets the Centre apart from other dementia care facilities is the:
Multidisciplinary approach to dementia care: The core team of a geriatric psychiatrist, general physicians, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers, nurses and trained caregivers ensures that every aspect of the illness is addressed and a tailor-made care plan is developed for each patient. The core team is based at the centre, which makes them accessible at all times.
24/7 high quality care: Quality care is maintained and monitored on a regular basis. Every day, the psychiatrist, psychologists and physicians go on rounds and review residents' condition. Caregivers undergo a structured training program before being posted on the floors and regular retraining modules are conducted. The caring and supportive environment provided to the residents helps in minimizing the challenging behaviours in dementia.
Treatment: For each resident, an individualized, structured cognitive rehabilitation program is prepared, taking into account the severity of the disease and their current level of functioning. Apart from pharmacological treatment, the use of various non-pharmacological therapies such as hydrotherapy, pet therapy, doll-therapy, cognitive stimulation therapy and other psycho-social interventions are promoted at the centre.
Location: The centre is located in Kasturinagar, a calm and green residential area which is less than 15 min drive from Indiranagar and 20 min from Hebbal making it easily accessible for family members. The Centre is easily accessible from the central bus stand, airport and railway station through public transport.
Architecture: The architecture includes a central courtyard, lawn, paved walk, gazebo and a garden that provide a quiet oasis for the residents. Elder Friendly features are incorporated everywhere, from the wide corridors to the railings, the signages and the bathrooms.
Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's has qualified Psychiatrists and Psychologists to assess your loved ones and check for memory related issues
We provide short and long term residential Dementia care in a safe and Dementia Friendly environment. We also care for elders with medical conditions like stroke, Parkinson's etc.
The Day Care Centre provides the much needed respite for caregivers and also ensures that persons with dementia (PwD) are taken care of in a stimulating social environment during the day. For more details click here.
Training for professional and family carers in Dementia and Geriatric care is provided at our well-equipped training centre.
We provide a comprehensive range of services for persons with dementia. It includes an outpatient memory clinic, day care, short term or respite care, in-patient admission for assessment and treatment of challenging behaviours, training of caregivers - both family and professional and long term residential care.
An initial assessment in the memory clinic is done to ascertain the diagnosis and the needs of the patient. Once the family decides on the type of room, formalities for a short term admission are completed. All long term admissions have to be preceded by a short term admission. This allows us to assess the patient better and also allows the family to ensure that they are getting the best care possible before committing to long term admission.
2 sharing, 3 sharing, 4 sharing and 7 sharing.
> Admission will be processed after assessment by the Clinical Team.
> Payment details (by cash or DD or bank transfer) of Refundable deposit, non refundable admission fees and bed charges for the period it is booked.
> 3 Photos of Applicant and 4 photos of Resident Agreement signing by the Applicant and Guarantor Applicant & Guarantor’s self-attested Photo ID
There is a daily schedule that is followed at the Centre.
After breakfast all residents are encouraged to join in group exercises and cognitive stimulation activities which continue till afternoon. Following lunch most of them take a short nap before coming down for evening group activities. On certain days of the week we have specialized therapies such as pottery, music and dance.
We admit patients in all stages of dementia. We also admit patients who have suffered a stroke, fracture, or are suffering from Parkinson’s. We also admit elderly persons with chronic mental illness. We can offer short term respite admissions for normal elders if they feel comfortable in this surrounding.
We were skeptical at first when we decided to bring our mother to Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s but as soon as my sister and I stepped into the institution and talked to the doctors, we felt assured that this was the right place. We finally had someone who could explain to us the nature of the disease, provide the medicines that will help soothe my mother, and provide individual care without having to impose on her space and freedom. Setting a routine in an expanded, yet controlled environment, we found, was critical. As the months went by, we felt her grow calmer, more relaxed and more vocal. Only at NCAA, were we able to understand the unique problems that came with dementia and we finally felt that she was able to get the help that she required. My mother has been here for over 7 years now. Even though her physical faculties have reduced considerably, we are very sure that the best place that she could be taken care of is in NCAA. And we are grateful every day to all of the staff who takes such loving care of my mother.
Daughter of one of our residents
My wife, Meera Gurunathan, has been with you for the
past one year and will be starting her second year, today.
I wish to thank EVERYONE at Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's for the wonderful way you have taken care of her. Any time I come there, I have been received with a smile. The doctors, the office staff, the nurses, the care givers and all the other staff take exceptional care of the residents.
I am sure I would not have been able to take care of her at home, as you have been taking care of her.
My son Gurunathan Venkatasubramanian, and his wife Meena Venkatasubramanian join me in saying 'Thank You' for the wonderful way you have taken care of her.
Husband of one of our residents