The focus right from its inception is to provide care and support with a personal touch to the senior citizens of the society. SHANTINIKETAN HOME, the residency of the senior citizens is a place where body and mind take a refreshing dip into pure air, serenity, gives a new dimension to bliss.
Many young people in India are migrating to other cities within the country and beyond in search of better education or employment. Even if they want cannot relocate or accommodate their parents with them. Elders are sometimes too incapacitated or unwell to look after themselves or get medical care especially in an emergency.
May you ask yourself the following questions :-
Your answer is YES / NO / NOT SURE.
It is our conviction that a senior citizen deserves more than an old age facility. They deserve to enjoy the pleasure of loving, wish they live long but none would be old. It is wrong to assume that elderly people wish to shut themselves off from the world and live their remaining lives in isolation. They need friends, company, stimulation, empathy . It is our endeavor to integrate them into daily activities where one surges for the sky.
The residents are encouraged to participate in the day to day activities of SHANTINIKETAN HOME which may be anything like cooking special dishes or arranging flowers and balloons to celebrate birthdays and festivals or even guiding the priest during pujas.
We at SHANTINIKETAN HOME give them care, support, assistance , inspiration, motivation and encouragement to face the challenge of old age.
Having established a mission let us see how SHANTINEKETAN HOME went about developing a model.
Keeping in mind our conviction of not isolating senior citizens, we have chosen a place in urban setting in a quite locality with idyllic surroundings in a calm pollution free environment where they have quick access to all the facilities in the city near Thakurpukur, Joka. From malls and shopping complexes to medical institutions and hospitals, all modern amenities are available within 1 Km. The place is in close proximity of the proposed Metro Station.
We likeminded people have formed a registered Public Welfare Trust named BHIABAV. SHANTINIKETAN HOME, home for the senior citizens is a unit of the said Trust.
CLIENT CENTRIC : We put the client first and are committed to his total satisfaction by meeting his needs and expectations.
INTEGRITY : We are open minded, transparent to innovation and growth and are accountable to each of them.
EMPATHY : We try to understand the client’s problem with honest effort and emotional maturity.
TEAMWORK : We believe in togetherness, collective and in collaborative efforts.
COMMITMENT : Be of service before self society and God. Our efforts, discipline, creativity and mutual respect our guiding principles.
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SHANTINIKETAN HOME is housed in a building of 20 rooms at present, with lift facility. Each room is suitable for double occupation with two single beds. We can also provide single occupation rooms on demand.
There are 2 types of rooms 1) Deluxe Rooms and 2) Standard rooms. All the rooms are well ventilated. The rooms have beautiful glass windows protected by iron grills covered with curtains. ( Air conditions in rooms on demand ) . Bathrooms are furnished with 6’ high glaze tiles , shower , geyser, western style latrine. The rooms and toilets are kept neatly cleaned creating good hygienic environment.
Among the furnitures in rooms are bed ( with mattress , bed sheet , pillow , blankets etc ) bed side table , chair , almirah with mirror. Rooms are fitted with ceiling fans , lamps, calling bell .
A common lounge is available at every floor with dining arrangement, refrigerator and water purifier. However packaged drinking water is available on demand.
Movies on demand , TV with cable connection , books , daily news paper, inter-net, carom, chess, cards.
We provide and pride ourselves in serving the finest breakfast , meals , fresh fruits and vegetables found in the market together with fresh non-vegetable items. To keep the inmates healthy and considering age factor we provide them with tasty and nutritious food. A nutritionist is consulted who suggests nutritional requirements of residents. We have a fully equipped kitchen with full time cook.
Due importance is given to the medical check-up of the condition of the residents. A doctor attends to the health needs of inmates monthly. Specialized doctors are in the panel of the home. Since the home is close to a number of hospitals and private nursing homes of repute where emergencies can be treated, we avail of the services of a number of doctors who works there. We also have a tie-up with a nursing home for supply of ambulance. All medicines and medical accessories that may be needed for treatment of the residents may be produced from that nursing home at a very short notice. For eg. Oxygen Cylinders, suction apparatus and intra venous sets are readily available. Visiting counselor is also available. The tie-up with the hospital ensures that nurses are also available at times of need.
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