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Thursday, August 11, 2016

A1 Snehanjali Mumbai City's First Assisted Living Elder Care Home

A1 Snehanjali, Assisted Living Elder Care Home: “Transforming lives to mitigate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom”



 A1 Snehanjali”, an initiative started by Silver Innings  on 17th Aug 2013, is one of its kind first dedicated 24 x 7 assisted living facility in a care-home for seniors in Mumbai, who do not need constant medical intervention or nursing home care. The care-home is located at historic town of Nalasopara (West Rly), which is about 50 km from Mumbai in western suburbs. The well known coastal beaches like Kalamb, Rajodi, Arnala and Suruchi Wadi are within 2 to 4 kms radius. Historical Buddhist caves, Ancient Church, Agashi Jain Temple, Shani Dev Temple, Vasai Fort are other famous places to visit within the proximity of the care-home. It is accessible from Nalasopara, as well as from Vasai and Virar. Sanjeevani Hospital, Cardinal Gracious Hospital, Alliance and Riddhi Siddhi Hospital are within accessible distance for any medical emergency.
Silver Innings is an internationally acclaimed Social Enterprise working with Senior Citizens since 2008. Since then it has committed to ensure that ageing gracefully becomes positive and rewarding experience for all seniors.

At A1 Snehanjali our mission is to help elders and their family members to overcome the challenges of ageing and show them the way to transform lives to mitigate loneliness, helplessness and boredom and live with dignity in their silver years.

Our 'A1 Snehanjali' project offers our residents both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul. In our 24 x7 assisted living elder care homes, every person gets relationship-based individualized care. Our facilities are not typical old-age homes or nursing home. Instead, we implement the international, contemporary concept of person-centric care, an area where we are pioneers in Mumbai. Our management and staff know and respect each resident as an individual. We know their life stories, their strengths, concerns and challenges, needs, preferences, and expectations. We form meaningful relationships with the residents and their family members and provide elders, including elders with dementia, an environment where they can lead satisfying lives in spite of their constraints.

It is around three years now that we started our first unit of A1 Snehanhali - D’silva Nagar in Aug 2013. This is a fabulous five bedroom bungalow with a garden, a cozy home with a capacity to host ten seniors and is located at D’silva Nagar, Nalasopara West, on the outskirts of Mumbai. It is situated in middle of residential locality and is easily accessible. 

'A1 SNEHANJALI’, the assisted living project promoted by Silver Innings, is happy to announce opening a second assisted living unit at Rajodi Beach on 1st June, 2016. Through this, we continue to move forward towards our goal to transform lives of elders by providing person-centric care and eliminating loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Our new unit will create more spaces where elders lead fulfilling lives based on their capacity and desires and continue to be an integral part of society.
It has been a journey full of love and learning, and we have obtained an even deeper appreciation of the great need for offering such places to families that need such facilities but have nowhere to go. Our new unit, just ten minutes away from our first unit, will increase our overall of A1 Snehanjali capacity to 22 residents.

Our second unit, A1 SNEHANJALI – Rajodi, is a lush green, spacious facility very close to the Rajodi beach. The ample space and enriching surrounding provides a relaxed residential space to elders where we will support them using individualized care based on their medical situations. In addition to long-term stay options, we will also have short-term stay ‘Respite’ for elders who need personal care while their family members need time away for work or respite. One guest room will be available for family members who need to stay near their elders for short durations, depending on availability.

Our nurturing and trained professional staff is dedicated to provide all residents with highest level of quality and expert services. Families subscribing to our service will be assured peace of mind; knowing that their loved one is enjoying his/her best days of “Silver Years” at A1 Snehanjali. A therapeutic and secure environment will be provided to the residents along with non-pharmacological interventions if required. 

A1 Snehanjali has created package of integrated amenities that is designed to provide seniors with most of the service required to lead a normal home-like life. It offers both personalized and group programs and services that focus on stimulating mind, body and soul.  We are offering a convenient month-to-month room rental that includes the following:
1.       Comfortable room including basic utilities
2.       Three VEG meals a day (As per nutritional requirement)
3.       Common dining facility (with option for room service if required )
4.       Access to attending staff 24 hours a day
5.       Daily housekeeping and weekly laundry service
6.       Daily activities and exercise programs
7.       Transportation to doctor’s appointments
8.       Medication management, assistance with pill box
9.       Weekly medical checkup
10.   Doctor on call
11.   Grooming and Hygiene
12.   Incontinence care
13.   Bathing & Dressing



General Principles of Caring for Residents at A1 Snehanjali

          Person Centered Care
          Dignity & Respect
          Communication
          Independence
          Privacy
          Safety


Unique Features of A1 Snehanjali:

What is A1 Snehanjali care?
The power of loving touch has proved to have calming effect on seniors and decreases the need for psychiatric medication. Massage along with soothing music, Art base therapies, Gardening and other meaningful activities will be provided to seniors as part of Snehanjali care depending upon need and capability. As part of our HOLISTIC care, we are first t in India to have implemented ‘Rights of Resident’ to give dignity to their silver years.

What is Dementia care?
We have trained our staff at A1 Snehanjali, to provide care for persons challenged with dementia. This involves redirection, engagement, stimulation, simplifying complex tasks and speaking to seniors at slow pace in an appropriate tone. Brain fitness will be promoted using games, puzzles, crosswords etc. The facility has a secured environment that enables persons with dementia to stroll freely in a protected and supervised setting.

What is Assisted Care?
Seniors with difficulty in managing activity of daily living will be provided assistance to perform such daily activity by trained staff and if required will undergo a range of motion exercises daily to prevent contractures and maintain their mobility on paid basis. Staff at A1 Snehanjali will ensure that durable medical equipment such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs are used by the senior to assist with ambulation and prevent falls.

What Social Services will be available?
Silver Innings TM is well known for linking seniors with available community resources based on needs. Seniors at “A1 Snehanjali” will be taken on field trips to community events or people from community will visit regularly. They can participate in a variety of activities such as yoga, arts and crafts and Chai Social (Tea chats).

What Nutrition will be provided?
A1 Snehanjali understands the importance of nutrition. It has direct impact on health, socialization and well-being of seniors. A healthy, nutritious, vegetarian, low fats diet, rich in proteins and vitamins etc. as advised by experienced dietician, will be provided to the residents daily to promote healthy ageing.

Overall ambience of the bedrooms is pleasing and tastefully designed to meet the comfort requirement of the seniors. Our both facilities have apart from these bedrooms, will have a separate kitchen to cook only vegetarian food, a living room (only at D’silva nagar), dining hall, activity area for some group activities and office space depending on each facility. Both facility is equipped with amenities including Television, Music system, Activity area, Inverter and Generator for back-up during power failure, Fire extinguisher, walk way, a beautiful garden and CCTV cameras for security.
We at A1 Snehanjali and Silver Innings hope that our efforts will continue to make the world elder-friendly and make ageing a positive and rewarding experience.

Cost:
Non Refundable and Refundable deposit Plus monthly payment for 2 year, 3 year or 5 year plus living option. Cost does not include Medicine, Diaper’s, Toiletries and Specialized Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.

Inspiration:
The Eden Alternative ®

Founder Members:
Ramakant & Manjula Mishra
Jimmy and Dolly Dordi
                        
Team Mentors:
*         Dr. Charles Pinto, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
*         Susan Somers, President INPEA, USA
*         Dr Sanjay Kumawat, MD, Psychiatrist
*         Dr. Radha Murthy, President Nightingales Medical Trust

Project Advisors:
Dr. Devendra Save, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Manjoj Hunur, MD, Neurologist

Advocate and Legal Advisor:
Solicitor Rajni Divkar

Hon. Consultants:
*         Dr. Nidhi Mishra, (Ph.D) Gerontologist
*         Prof. Parul Kibliwala, Professor (Nursing), SNDT University
*         Raheen Jummani, Clinical Psychologist
*         Neha Chedda, Dietician
*         Dr. Alka Subramanyam, MD, Psychiatrist
*         Dr. Leena Gangooli, Family Care Physician
*         Dr. Neha Deshpande Kamat (Ph.D) Gerontologist and Trainer 
*         Dhanalaxmi Rao, Gerontologist


International Consultants:
*         Reis Woollen, Geriatric Nurse & Elder Care Educator, California, USA
*         Hendi Lingiah, Psychologist & Aging Service Management Consultancy, France
*         Prof. Denise Burnette, Sociologist, Columbia University, USA
*         Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes, Geriatrician, Hawai, USA
*         Sylvie DuPont, Counsellor in Geriatric care

Networking Partners:
Silver Inning Foundation
ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter
OYA (Open Your Arm) 
Neha Nutrifit and Fitness
CNA Architects
PrideAge
Purple Angel
TISS
Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work 


Address:

A1 Snehanjali – D’Silva Nagar 
Address: A1 SNEHANJALI Elder Care Home, Marciana Bungalow, D’silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara West, (Mumbai W. Rly), Taluka Vasai, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra. Pin Code – 401203. India 
Center Manager: +91- 93239 19145 / 9987104233


A1 Snehanjali - Rajodi 
Address: A1 SNEHANJALI Elder Care Home, House no. 445, Chaar Rasta, after Satpala, Rajodi Beach Road, Virar / Nalasopara West, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra. Pin Code – 401301. India
Center Manager:  +91 9860789145 / 93239 19145


Skype: a1snehanjali



 

 

Silver Innings and A1 Snehanjali are Social Enterprise. 10% of profit earned from this initiative will be spent for funding activities of ‘Silver Inning Foundation’, an NGO dedicated for Senior Citizens.


                                                     How can you help?
*Become a member *Promote us on social media *Volunteer / Intern *Partner with us
*Donate in kind & materials *Sponsor events & programmes *Participate in events *Advertise on our website/Blog

 





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