Not a Care Untended – Article on Elderly Care featuring India Home Health Care
India Home Health Care was featured in an Article in the latest edition of OUTLOOK Magazine!
The article focus on the mental care, keeping the elderly engaged and active.
“Shiv Rangaraj (name changed), a diabetic, needed more than just round-the-clock nursing. India Home Health Care (IHHC), based out of Bangalore and Chennai, stepped in to provide companionship. Care-giver Chaavi Jog (name changed) pays Shiv weekly visits to help him stay mentally agile. Nothing too taxing: it’s mostly playing memory games, scrabble, carrom, reading out books on herbal remedies, or taking him to the beach and assisting him with bank work. “While we regularly assess general health and ensure a fall-proof home environment for our clients, we also teach them simple exercises, take them out for walks and engage them in lively discussions,” says Dr Anitha Arockiasamy, IHHC. Prakash Borgankar, director, HelpAge India, says that more than 55 per cent of seniors suffer from chronic ailments, but can move around. “They do not need medical support, but need to feel involved and wanted.” He often gets calls on his helpline where the elderly “just want to chat.””