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Overview


GERIATRIC CARE AND PALLIATIVE SERVICES
A. J. Hospital & Research Centre has an exclusive in-house unit for providing Geriatric and Palliative Care. Here care is provided by a team of specially trained doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists who work together with the patient’s doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious and life threatening illness can be provided along with curative treatment. Specified wards are also designated in the hospital setting.

GERIATRIC CARE
Geriatric care also known as ‘Elder Care Management’, is the process of planning and coordinating care of the elderly and others with physical and/or mental impairments to meet their long term care needs, improve their quality of life and maintain their independence for as long as possible. It entails working with persons of old age and their families in managing, rendering and referring various types of health and social care services. Elderly care emphasizes the social and personal requirements of senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities and health care, and who desire to age with dignity.

In India, the cultural view of elderly care is that parents are typically cared for by their children into old age. But with changing social mores, this practice is gradually fading out. It is estimated that India presently has a population of 90 million, who are over the age of 60. Poor health is reported among a quarter of the elderly population and much of this is clustered among the poor, single, lower-educated and economically inactive groups.
PALLIATIVE CARE
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with life threatening illness. Palliative care teams specialize in treating people suffering from the symptoms and stress of serious illnesses such as cancer, end stage congestive heart failure, end stage respiratory failure, end stage kidney failure, end stage neurological conditions. It focuses on providing relief from pain and other symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life and decrease suffering for both the patient, family and care givers.
TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR
If you or a your loved one are facing a serious illness, you may benefit from elder care and palliative care services. Speak to your doctor and ask for it.

A. J. HOME HEALTH
A. J. Home Health is provided by our trained medical services team who provide care in the comfort and privacy of your home at an affordable cost, within 20 km radius of the hospital. The health care team functions from 9am to 5pm every day, Monday to Friday. Weekend ambulance service is available in case of emergencies.
HOW DO I KNOW IF HOME CARE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Home health may be right for you, if you are :
- Suffering with pain due to life threatening illness like cancer, end stage renal/respiratory/cardiac/neurological illnesses and there is caregiver stress.

- Bed bound and not able to self-care or be cared for.
- Temporarily immobile due to injury or post treatment
This is when A. J. Home Health can help you by sending the hospital to your home.
SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB
“Comprehensive care for elders”
Aging gives rise to health complaints, fear of neglect and feeling of insecurity. The Senior Citizen Club at A. J. Hospital & Research Centre provides elders with the best care that helps them stay healthy.

Now you can gift a Senior Citizen Club card to the elders in the family. It’s the best opportunity to express your love and care.
Registration : Rs.1000 per year.

Benefits


Benefits on enrolment : (On the day of enrolment / within ten days of enrolment)
Senior Citizen Health package
Consultations
- Physician Consultation
- ENT Consultation
- Ophthalmology Consultation
- For women: Gynaecologist Consultation, Mammogram & Pap smear.
Investigations
- ECG
- Chest X-ray
- Ultrasound of Abdomen / Pelvis
- Complete Hemogram, Urine routine, Stool routine, RBS, Liver function tests, Lipid Profile & Thyroid test and Kidney function tests
> Two Free OPD consultations (any Consultant) in a year.
> 10% discount on OP prescriptions.
> 20% discount on IP hospital bills (excluding packages). > Diet / caregiver counselling.
> Annual Senior Citizen meet.

Our healthcare team consists of trained doctors, nurses, social workers, counsellors, physiotherapists, nutrition support team.
How does A. J. HOME HEALTH services work with my own Doctor?
A. J. Home Health works in partnership with your own doctor to provide an extra layer of support for you and your family. The team provides expert symptom management, time for communication and help in navigating the health system.

Services


WHAT IS THE COMPLETE RANGE OF SERVICES ON OFFER?
Doctor consultation
- Doctor visits in liaison with Primary Physician as required.
Nursing Care
- Wound Care
- Urine Catheterisation
- Ryle’s Tube Insertion
- Tracheostomy Care
- Suture Removal
Physiotherapy
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Sports injuries
- Back and Neck pain
- Fall prevention for elders
Stoma Specialist
- Ileostomy Care
- Colostomy Care
- Stoma Care Training

Elderly Care / Palliative Care Doctors


Dr. Naveen Rudolf Rodrigues
MBBS, Dip. Palliative Medicine (U.K., Australia)
Diploma in Oncology (Alternative medicine)
Consultant Palliative Care Physician
Tel.: 0824 6613640
Cell: 9482224190
Email: ajpalliativecare@ajhospital.in

Contact Details


Contact Details
GERIATRIC & A J HOME HEALTH DESK
5th Floor ‘B’ Block
A J Hospital & Research Centre
Kuntikana, Mangalore 575 004
Email: homehealth@ajhospital.in
Please Call: +91 77954 73777
to fix your appointments.
(care on appointment basis only)