As part of our commitment to make quality dementia care affordable and accessible, Nightingales Medical Trust established the ETCM - Nightingales Dementia Care Centre in 2014 at Kolar, which is 60 kms from Bangalore.
Location: This is India’s first telemedicine-enabled Dementia Care facility and is located in the premises of the Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial (ETCM) Hospital. This 74-bed unit is set up on a two levels extending into an open garden and terrace. It has been designed to suit the needs of persons with dementia such as therapeutic environment, space for walking and detailed activity schedule for all the residents. The Centre is at a 60 min drive from Bangalore through a National Highway and is less than 90 min drive from Bangalore airport.
Advantages: The advantage that this facility enjoys is that it is located in a hospital premise and hence, all medical emergencies are handled immediately in the hospital. Further, to ensure the safety of the residents, the facility is monitored by CCTV systems. Additionally, the centre has specially trained caregivers and qualified nurses who monitor the residents and provide care and support to them.
The centre is based on the Hub-and-Spokes model. Here, the clinical team constantly monitors the centre using specially designed Teledementia Management Software from Bangalore.
This is India's first Tele-Medicine enabled Residential Dementia Care Centre and is established in association with the Methodist Church in India.
ETCM - Nightingales Dementia Care Centre has a qualified Psychologist to assess your loved ones and check for memory-related issues
We also care for elders with medical conditions like stroke, Parkinson's etc. We also provide Palliative Care.
We provide short and long term residential Dementia care in a safe and Dementia Friendly environment.
The building from outside
The services at the ETCM - Nightingales Dementia Care Centre includes memory clinic, short term or respite care, in-patient admission for treatment of challenging behaviours, and long-term residential care.
An initial assessment is done at the Nighingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer's in Bangalore 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.
4 sharing, 5 sharing and 10 sharing.
Admission can 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 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 with chronic mental illness. We can offer short term respite admissions for normal elders if they feel comfortable in this surrounding.
I would like to share my sincere thanks to the staff and management for taking good
care of my father. The care shown towards him is very heart warming. You guys always keep us informed and seek our approval for any medical or emergency needs. Each support staff including the center manager were very responsive throughout the pandemic situation. You are professional with personal touch. We are grateful that we have found support in you guys. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!
Son of one of our residents
My mother is a long term resident of ETCM - Nightingles Dementia Care Centre at Kolar for the last 3 years. I am very happy with the level and quality of care that is provided to my mother. The carers are well-trained and are caring and deligent. Nurses are very attentive to all the needs of the patients. The incharge is knowledgeable and proactive in managing patients' needs and services. She manages the facility efficiently providing a very supportive and caring environment.
Daughter of one of our residents
On the occasion of NMT having completed 20 years of serving the elderly, it is indeed a moment of pride for ETCM Hospital, Kolar to be a part of this wonderful journey for the past 4.5 years. The inspiration to work for people with Dementia comes from the fact that those who are in their golden age are devoid of the beauty of life. They have so much to give and deserve a lot in return. The purely service oriented motto of NMT gives us a motivation for continuous association in the coming years as well.
Dr Johnson Kundar
Administrator of ETCM Hospital, partner of NMT for this Centre
The Nightingales Trust Dementia Care Centre at Kolar is well placed within the premises of a hospital which makes it convenient for the patient to be taken for doctor consultations. Patients are well cared for by male and female attenders. Health issues are informed/updated to family members [guardian]. Health parameters are regularly checked. Participation in physical and mental activities keep the patients engaged and
help to maintain/improve fitness level. Diet is healthy and tasty. Overall, a good, well-managed Centre.
Daughter of one of our residents
NMT's Dementia Care Centre at Kolar is one of the finest places for the following reasons...
1) It's inside a hospital campus where any emergency can be answered in no time.
2) Professional and compassionate staffs.
3) Ease of access for family.
4) Anytime communicable.
5) Updated infrastructure.
Overall it's a place where one can be confident of admitting the patient without any
worries. There are few challenges (which is common in every institution) which, when
addressed, are by and large take care of.
Son of one of our residents