A significant improvement in the health industry over the last century has increased the average human life span by a tremendous amount. People now live longer and enjoy a relatively more comfortable old age than their counterparts did in the past. However, after a certain point, living alone is no longer feasible. Traditionally in India, children would readily take care of their aging parents, but this situation is changing rapidly with many young people emigrating abroad or moving cities for better employment opportunities. When family members cannot be physically present to take care of their elderly due to unavoidable circumstances, especially post hospitalisation or surgery, they look for the next best option – specialised senior health care facilities.
In recent years, the outsourcing of professional help for elderly care has gained ground as a worthy and sensible option for busy young people. A fine example of a facility that provides premium health care for senior citizens is KITES Senior Care. This geriatric care specialist brand was set up in 2016 in Bengaluru, harbouring the vision to become the most trusted facility for out of hospital care provided to the elderly.
Studies show that the Indian geriatric population is growing at a significant pace yet dedicated care facilities for the elderly are still few and far between. Geriatric care extends beyond specialised hospital care, which is limited to solving and serving one’s medical needs. If one is to learn from developed nations, elderly care must take into account multiple needs, such as providing companionship and ample opportunities for their mental faculties to be engaged. The wide range of services provided in the state-of-the-art facilities that are available abroad, include an active ageing and preventive care program, home-based care, specialised care centres such as skilled nursing facilities, transitional care facilities, palliative care and hospice centres, memory care centres and psychiatric care units. Fortunately, KITES Senior Care is attempting to fill this gaping void to become India’s first comprehensive out of hospital geriatric care service provider.
It is common knowledge that while older people living in urban areas have access to primary health care through hospitals and nursing homes, those living in rural areas do not. Even those fortunate enough to live close to a hospital in urban areas, lack access to the kind of holistic care they receive at specialised senior living facilities.
KITES Senior Care is best described as a Care Continuum Partner, taking over where the hospital’s job ends. They are known for providing well designed transitional and rehabilitation care facilities with an experienced and empathetic team. Additionally, they offer palliative care, pain management and counselling to ensure a good quality of life for the elderly. They even have a wing dedicated to dementia and Alzheimer’s care where treatment in a homely environment is guaranteed. Along with residential facilities, people can access day-care for elderly patients suffering from these diseases, or hire professional staff from KITES for dedicated home care. This wing is led by a team of highly specialized and well-trained medical experts. The facility is well-equipped and compliant to regulations keeping their patients’ safety as the top priority. Their expertise in this area, has made them a coveted knowledge partner for several retirement communities, and they are currently providing medical support to three such organisations in Bengaluru and Chennai.
Since their inception, their vision has been supported by a few generous investors and benefactors, however they are currently in need of higher funding in order to expand to other cities and develop their infrastructure further. Expansion into Hyderabad and Coimbatore is on the cards for this year.
With a promise to deliver empathetic services from passionate, qualified and experienced staff members, partner with family members for the long-term care of their elderly, and provide holistic attention through a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach with a unique blend of medical and non-medical activities; KITES Senior Care facilities is a sound choice for trustworthy geriatric care of your family members.