Shanti Avedna Sadan, India’s first Hospice, takes care of the advanced terminally ill cancer patients. It offers specialised care of a hospital together with the love and care of a home free of cost.
The aims of the Institution are to care for the advanced and terminally ill cancer patients and those suffering from AIDs. It offer care to all who need it, irrespective of community caste or creed, giving preference to the poor and needy.
Is fun and games only for the young? A Bangalore based group of youngsters Volunteer for a Cause (VFC) believe age has nothing to do with one's wish to play, sing or dance. And they proved that belief true during a recently organised festival for the elderly from various old age homes in the city.
The group conducts regular fun activities and games at different old age homes across the city. They try to ensure the elders are engaged mentally, physically, and so...
Telungana, which does not even have a palliative care policy in place, offers palliative care at every health centre! Maharashtra, which has been sitting on a policy for the past six years is still taking one step forward, two step backward.
Bi had no way of explaining to her beloved goat Sita that she was helpless, that she was undergoing treatment in various hospitals for so long. The tension evaporated when an overwhelmed Bi picked up Sita and placed her on her lap. All the welled-up love for her darling goat poured out and the reunion left no eyes dry. A while later, Sita peacefully dozed off on her Bi’s lap, without a care in the world. She slept peacefully on her mom’s lap as if she had fina...
A recent report points out that by 2050, the population of India's 80-plus would have grown 700% “with a predominance of widowed and highly dependent very old women. Aged widows with meager or no income, are especially vulnerable in the absence of a proper social security network. What’s more worrying is the fact that 10 % of them are living alone, and the number has been rising over the past few decades.
Whatever be the living will, it would come into play only if a statutory medical board, after thorough examination of the patient, declares that s/he has slipped into a condition that would inevitably and irreversibly lead to end of life