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 day care 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 elder care programs.
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, Pharmacy, Equipment, Physiotherapy and Nutrition.
portea health prime
Portea Health Prime is an annual Healthcare plan, in which every enrolled customer gets a dedicated Health Manager. The Health Manager will take care of all health requirements for the customer, such as Doctor visits, specialist consultations, lab test and such.
healthcare plan includes
1) FREE Medical Assessment
A comprehensive lab test followed by a home visit by a senior Doctor, who will do a complete check-up of the patient.
2) Health Manager
24X7 dedicated trained manager, who will coordinate with the treating Doctor, and will take of any health need of the patient.
3) Personalised Plan
Depending on patients’ needs and Doctor recommendations, a complete annual healthcare plan will be made for each patient, that will include services such as:
- Physiotherapy at Home
- Doctor Home Visits
- Lab Test
- Eye Check-up
- Dental Care
- Complete Bone Assessment
- Specialist Consultations and Much More
4) Doctor Visits
Periodic home visits by Portea’s doctor to check on the patient’s recovery progress
5) Emergency Device
Which is with the patient all the time and can be used to detect any medical emergency
6) Community Activities
Doctor talks, movie viewing, elder clubs etc
Annual Membership Plan @ RS
Availabale in Bangalore, Chennai & Delhi.
importance of elderly care
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 a proper elderly care can never be overstated as they too deserve 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 service for the smooth functioning of their life.
when is elder care needed?
Elder care becomes necessary when old people start facing troubles with daily life activities like cooking, cleaning, bathing, taking medicines etc, and there is no family member available to look over them. Varied diseases and physical disabilities in old people also make elder care mandatory for them, so that they too can live independently and with dignity.
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 needed a 24/7 caregiver owing to the severity of their problem.
annual elder care plans
Portea has designed a special ‘care plan’ for the elderly. Under which specially trained home attendant for elderly provide a range of care for their overall physical and mental well being. Under the care plan, if you choose any Portea service worth Rs 999, you will be getting 1 Doctor Consultation on call, 1 nutritionist assessment on call, customized care plan, up to 12% off on prescription medicine and up to 5% off on equipment purchase for the first purchase.
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benefits of a care plan
* Any Portea Service worth Rs. 999/-
Avail any Portea service worth Rs. 999/-. Portea specialises in Diagnostics, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Nurse, Trained Attendants, Elder Care, Doctor Consultations, Mother & Baby Care, Vaccination, & Surgery Assistance at the comfort of your home.
* Personal Health Manager
As a member of our Care Plan, a dedicated Health Manager is assigned to you. This Health Manager will be your single point of contact with Portea, be it an appointment booking, general queries on your health, or a medical query.
* Doctor Consultation
Avail 1 Doctor Consultation on call worth Rs. 200/- at the comfort of your home.
* Nutrition Assessment
Avail 1 Nutrition Assessment on call worth Rs. 200/- at the comfort of your home.
* Customised Care Plan
Every individual is unique. Based on your medical condition and requirements, the medical team at Portea creates a customised care plan free of cost. Customised care plans cost anywhere between Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3000.
* Check Health Records Online
All your health records are updated on our portal and can be viewed by you or your guardian at anytime from anywhere.
* Discounted Medicine Home Delivery
Home delivery of Pharmacy is now available. Avail 12% off an all orders.
* Discounted Equipment (Rentals & Purchase)
Home delivery of Equipment (Rental & Purchase) is now available. Avail 5% off on equipment purchase and 10% off on equipment rentals.
how to prepare for elderly care service at home
Before you select any elderly home care services there are few things you need to keep in mind. 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 can the service be modified to suit one’s need.
After having selected an appropriate geriatric care, there are a few things that you need to make prior preparation for an effective and smooth elder care at home
- Keep all the prescriptions and medications of the elderly handy as the caregiver would ask for it.
- Note down a family members contact number in case of emergencies.
- Note down the doctors name and contact numbers who have been overlooking the elderly healthcare services.
- Provide the list of diet and nutritional needs as prescribed by the doctor so that the caregiver can plan meals accordingly.
- Prepare a list of activities or exercises to be performed by the elderly as prescribed by the doctor, so that the caregiver is aware of it and would help the elderly in doing so.
- Inform the caregiver of any special needs or concerns that needs to be taken care of by the caregiver.
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.