Elder care, also referred to as senior care, is a special care service designed to meet the varied needs and requirements of senior citizens. Elder care is a vast field and includes varied services like assisted living, nursing care, adult daycare and home care. Although old age itself is no reason to consider Elder care, it is the varied physical disabilities and diseases that lead a person to contemplate on availing elder care services. A large number of senior citizens still live with their family and their care is jointly undertaken by family members. However, in today’s situation, there are cases when most family members work and are unable to give proper attention and care to their ailing seniors and as such seek for reliable and efficient eldercare programs.
Eldercare is specialized care that is designed to meet the needs and requirements of the senior citizens at various stages of life. It’s a broad term that encompasses everything from assisted living and nursing care to home care and hospice care . It is a comprehensive and unique preventive/therapeutic solution for the senior population of the country.
Portea brings to you a comprehensive healthcare solution for all ageing needs. Our Care Plans are specially crafted in catering to individual healthcare needs. With a dedicated Health Manager assigned, who ensures all your healthcare needs are taken care of, be rest assured. Through this plan, we also assist you with services such as Doctor Visits, Diagnostic Services, Nurse, Trained Attendants, Equipment, Physiotherapy and Nutrition.
Elder care often becomes necessary when the elder starts experiencing difficulty with activities of daily living, both independently and safely. Daily activities may include cleaning, cooking, dressing, bathing, driving, taking medicines etc.
Elder Care is mostly needed when there is gradual decline of an elder’s health with growing age, but it may also arise in emergency cases. For example elder one in your family is recovering from a broken joint or recently had a heart stroke and is still going through the cognitive and physical after effects
The type of elder care that is ideal for a person is majorly dependent upon the type and severity of health conditions he/she suffers from, and the challenges experienced as a result.
Getting old could be a difficult experience when your health starts to deteriorate and you get increasingly dependent on others for your daily activities. It is at this time that the elderly require the most care and compassion. The importance of proper elderly care can never be overstated as they too deserve the dignity of life. Although modern constraints of life do not always allow people to take care of their elderly, however, they can always opt for appropriate elderly home health care services for the smooth functioning of their life.
a) Physical Difficulties
Numerous health problems may arise as people age and they are not able to perform many of the daily activities they once could. Their body may become more rigid, more fragile, and less resilient. Physical impairments related to particular diseases can also come in. Sometimes eders don’t report a physical impairment, hence it is important to get a complete physical examination on a regular basis.
b) Cognitive Difficulties
With growing age, some cognitive problems can be expected. But severe cognitive problems can impair the ability of elders to live safely and independently. They can cause memory issues, difficulty in understanding or speaking language, difficulty regulating emotions or difficulty in making judgments. Progressive and severe dementia can cause safety concerns and should be taken seriously.
c) Emotional Problems
Feeling of loneliness or unimportance, inability to do things that they once enjoyed, fighting a long illness can cause elders to experience emotional problems. The elders may become irritable, socially awkward, or may even have suicidal thoughts. Close observation and support is needed in such cases.
The type of geriatric care needed depends on the health condition of the old person and the severity of the problem and the type of care needed. Most people don’t require full-time nurses, while there are a few who need a 24/7 caregiver owing to the severity of their problem.
Portea has designed a special ‘eldercare prime plan’ for the elderly. Under this plan, dedicated health manager oversees a range of elderly care for overall physical and mental well being. It also includes Doctor’s Consultation on call, emergency coordination, hospitalization support, social engagement activities and customized care plan.
The value-added services included in the plan are:
Portea has tied up with organisations like Silver talkiz to conduct fun-filled engagement activities where patients can attend online cooking class , french class, legal courses plus other community driven yoga , bhajan etc events to make sure our elderly patients get a chance to interact with many others and get engaged in activities that make them happy
Portea with its team of medical experts which include GPS, dermatologist, cardiologist, nephrologist, psychiatrist, pediatric, internal medicine specialist, Diabetologist etc. assess the medical condition of the patient, conduct head to toe physical examination & provide specialist consultation to our patients on appointment basis
Depending on patients’ needs and Doctor recommendations, a complete personalized healthcare plan can also be made for each patient, that will include services such as Doctor consultation, Doctor home visits, Periodic Lab checkups, Physiotherapy sessions, Nutrition counselling, emotional counselling, Diabetes management & Hospital assistance.
The progression of Dementia requires care for loved ones. In later stages of Dementia, patients need more care and assistance than family or relatives can provide at home. That’s when Portea can help your loved ones with our specialized services like trained care companions (nursing attendants), dedicated health manager to take care of their needs, diagnostic services like labs, emergency management including hospital coordination, Counselling sessions for family, Customized Elder care Plan Management including specialist Dr. tele-consultation & Exclusive activity for Dementia care – (through STN)
I availed Portea Health Prime service for my father Mr. Jauhar in Bangalore. Dr Yamani Nawani was the first person who contacted me regarding what plan would be best suited for my father. Dr. Yamini is an extremely competent manager and physician. She described all Portea services to me in great detail. She also designed a special services plan that would best suit my father and spent a great deal of time and energy coordinating a plan for dad. She was flexible and understanding about the needs of an elder Parkinson’s patient and I am beyond impressed with her work.
She went out of her way to understand special physical therapy needs of Mr. Jauhar and made best recommendations for him. Dr Yamini made an excellent assessment of our current complex family situation and what the priorities were. Your company is lucky to have a physician of this calibre working with for your company
I would also like to give my feedback regarding my Portea Health manager Mereena Jose, who was assigned for my father’s case. She has been an excellent health manager. She is compassionate and has been extremely supportive to my father. Mereena has done an excellent job navigating my father’s needs in the context of a current complex family dynamics. She has regularly made calls and followed up with me and given me updates. I am extremely pleased with Portea services.
Mrs. Sabita Rathi, United States
Before you pick any elderly home care services, there are few important things you need to keep in mind as per your specific requirement. For instance, the type of care needed and the type of care available, the types of elderly health care services offered to provide overall care and the services that can be modified to suit your need.
After having selected an appropriate geriatric care program, there are a few things that you need to make prior preparation for an effective and smooth elder care at home
Caring for the elderly can be extremely challenging if the caregiver is not able to strike a chord with the elderly. However, our caregivers are compassionate people and know how to establish a bond to provide proper care. And as much as physical care is needed, all that the elderly longs for is someone to listen to them and communicate with them. Our caregivers are appropriately trained to give overall elder care at home that includes their physical and mental well being.
Mother & Baby Care
|I booked a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment from Portea and was very happy with the service provided by Dr.Shashikant and Health Managers-Jayam Samlin and Mereena Jose who visited me. The team was very cooperative and followed up with me well.|
M. J. Aga
It was through Health Manager Saba over 2 years back, that I first came to know about Portea. Saba has been extremely courteous & helpful to me & my wife .
Through her we both have availed Portea services like physiotherapy, Doctor visits, ECG at our home. She has been our one-window approach to Portea ever since.
I think Portea is fortunate in having Saba as one of their Health Managers. I hope she will continue to help us by arranging for a good General Physician, in our area, to visit us in emergencies. We both are too old to go to Doctors’ Dispensaries. We are willing to pay for their visits. Thank you
I would like to convey my appreciation for the commitment and dedication that Health Manager Hema has towards my family. I am glad to say that I feel quite relaxed when it comes to my father’s Health as she serves as a single point of contact for any of our requirements.
I would also like to Thank Portea for giving such a good experience by providing timely services through Health Manager Hema.