MUMBAI , INDIA / SENIOR LIVING / AUGUST 22nd 2013
A1 Snehanjali , A Silver InningsTM Assisted Living Elder Care Home , Transforming lives to mitigate loneliness,helplessness, and boredom .
On 17th Aug 2013 Silver InningsTM opened “A1 Snehanjali”, its first 24 x 7 assisted living facility in a care-home for seniors, 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 suburb. It is accessible from Nalasopara, as well as from Vasai and Virar railway station on western suburbs. Sanjeevani Hospital, Cardinal Gracious Hospital, Alliance and Riddhi Siddhi Hospital are within emergency access. This fabulous bungalow with a garden and home-like atmosphere will accommodate maximum of 13 seniors. Silver InningsTM a Social Enterprise was founded in 2008 and since then it has committed to ensure that ageing gracefully becomes a positive and rewarding experience for all seniors.
At A1 Snehanjali , 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.
The nurturing and trained professional staff is dedicated to provide all residents with highest level of quality and expert services. Families subscribing to their 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.
General Principles of Caring for Residents at A1 Snehanjali :
• Person Centered Care
• Dignity & Respect
Unique Features of A1 Snehanjali:
What is 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 will be provided to seniors as part of Snehanjali care depending upon need.
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 Parkinson’s Care?
Seniors with Parkinson’s disease will undergo a range of motion exercises daily to prevent contractures and maintain their mobility. 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 with fruits, vegetables etc. as advised by experienced dietician, will be provided to the seniors daily to promote healthy ageing.
Silver Innings is 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.
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