Old Age Home
This was the premier facility of the society that was set up in 1989. Current strength of the home is 25 members. Nutritious food cooked hygienically and weekly medical checkups are the basic services rendered. Spiritual books and periodicals are also provided. A solar powered hot water utility, television with a CD player and an annual outing are some of the facilities available.
Most of the residents get up by about 4 a.m. in the Brahma Muhurtham and conduct the sacred Omkaram, Suprabhatham and pooja to Lord Ganesh in the campus. After a nutritious breakfast some of them help in vegetable cutting in the kitchen while others help the orphanage children get dress up for going to school. Reading spiritual books and periodicals, writing down likitha japam, Namasmarana are part of each resident’s choice activity till simple lunch is served. A siesta for the aged body is but natural.
The evening goes by listening to the day’s events at school from the children who would have returned by then. Story-telling to the young kids is also another frequent activity at this time.
The life of parents revolves around their children but when the children grow up; often the parents are sidelined and are seen as a burden. Rapid urbanization is also leading to migration in huge amounts in search of jobs, education and better opportunities which in turn in leading to change in mindset of the present generation. They no longer want to stay or take care of their ageing parents. This is leading to rapid increase in the number of old age homes across the country. Often the needs of old age may be quite simple: a home and people who care. Sometimes they may need medical care and treatment.
Ancient times followed the principal of Vanaprastha, which emphasizes on the necessity of handing over the responsibilities to the next generation and gradually withdrawing oneself from the world. Passing the responsibilities to somebody after preparing them to take up the same was the right approach for a healthy society which made sure no one was denied their share of opportunities. The concepts of Vanaprasthana has in modern times converted into Old age home, which is providing the right kind of relaxing atmosphere to the inmates to lead their retirement life in peace.
Sai Seva Sangh has been continuously providing the right kind of atmosphere to all the inmates through the calm atmosphere. The organization is providing free shelter, food, clothing, medical care facilities, love and affection to the destitute and abandoned old age ladies.
The organization also has day boarding inmates who come celebrate all the festivals and are regular in participating in all the events across.
Health issues are of major concern for every senior citizen, irrespective of their social or economic background. Medical camps are conducted regularly to monitor the overall health conditions of the inmates. Medicines are provide free of cost. These health camps are aimed at addressing the medical issues with utmost care. The organization has two 24/7 in house nurse dedicated to taking care of the inmates.
The women are completely abandoned by their children who don’t wish to stay in contact with their parents. The inmates are taken care completely by the old age home. The organization takes care of all the rituals after passing away of the inmate.
The old age home is works as a compliment to the orphanage. Children and the ladies live in complete harmony with each other as a family celebrating all the moments of life. The resident children treat these elderly persons as their grandparents and move with them freely.
A typical day in the home commences when the residents get up by about 4 a.m. in the Brahma Muhurtham and conduct the sacred Omkaram,Suprabhatham and pooja to Lord Ganesh in the campus. After a nutritious breakfast some of them help in vegetable cutting in the kitchen while others help the orphanage children to dress up for going to school. Reading spiritual books and periodicals, writing down likithajapam, Namasmarana are part of each resident’s choice activity till simple lunch is served. A siesta for the aged body is but natural.
The evening goes by listening to the day’s events at school from the children who would have returned by then. Story telling by the old to the young kids is a regular loved activity for both of them.