The Nightingales Trust -Tanya Mathias Elder Care Centre is a residential care centre for elderly women with dementia and special needs at Kothanur in Bangalore. Set in idyllic surroundings amidst coconut groves and eucalyptus trees, this milestone initiative is NMT’s third residential Dementia Care Centre. This is a spacious 25-bed facility based on the hub-and-spokes model. Activities are aimed to help stimulate people with dementia in a well-designed environment. The Centre provides an enabling and supporting environment for 25 women affected by dementia; assessing needs and implementing healthcare plans delivered by a multidisciplinary team including a psychologist, nurses, caregivers and driving forward improvements in healthcare and social care.
The salient features of the Nightingales Trust-Tanya Mathias Elder Care Centre are:
- Assessment of cognition and memory by experts followed by personalized care plan.
- Short-term and long-term care monitored by experts in telemedicine technology and special software.
- Dementia-friendly environment: Well-planned garden for relaxed walks
- Regular exercise, rehabilitation sessions
- Recreation: Music, singing and games. Carers and volunteers assist patients
In a burgeoning city like Bangalore where very few facilities exist for people with dementia, there is a great need for more care centres. We are hugely grateful to Mrs Veronica Mathias for enabling us to start this centre.
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. We also provide Palliative Care.
The services at the Nightingales Trust - Tanya Mathias Elder 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 decide 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 and 3 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 persons with chronic mental illness. We can offer short term respite admissions for normal elders if they feel comfortable in this surrounding.
My daughter, Tanya Mathias, now 54 years old, is mentally challenged and autistic. I know what it is like to care for those suffering from mental and physical disabilities. For years I have worried about “What after me?" A caregiver plays a very important part in the well-being of a patient and it is very difficult to find trusted and reliable caregivers. Upon a visit to Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's, I was pleased to find how diligently and affectionately the patients are taken care of. This inspired me to associate myself with NMT and support their cause. Hence we have called it the Nightingales Trust - Tanya Mathias Eldercare Centre.
Partnered with NMT to set up the Centre
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