Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Positive Story about Dementia Care Giver

Dementia Care with a difference

A few years ago, we received a call from a gentleman named Mr. Prashant Naik. A banker by profession, he lived in a small house along with his father, mother, wife, sister and a child. Mr. Prashant’s father aged approximately 70 years had undergone a hip replacement surgery after a fall. He was also diagnosed with dementia around 3 years ago. Along with decreased mobility due to surgery, uncle would often lose his temper and become aggressive. The physical injury had started affecting his mental well being.

On receiving a call from Mr. Prashant, our service manager explained to him about the home care services and soon he started with 10-hour service for his father.

Ms. Disha Shinde, an enthusiastic and patient young girl took this challenge up and started visiting uncle daily. With her behavior acumen, she soon became friends with the uncle. Mr. Prashant provided a very friendly and comfortable environment to Disha which ultimately helped her in bringing out the best of uncle’s capabilities. Disha made a routine for uncle and daily for a couple of hours, she would engage him in a variety of intellectual and mentally creative activities. They together would solve jigsaw puzzles and do other mental activities like drawing, coloring etc. Days passed by and uncle gradually started returning to a healthier physical state. Soon he started getting up on his own and sit without support. Walking independently also followed gradually. Physiotherapy sessions also played a big role in his overall recovery along with the daily set of activities that were conducted by Disha.

Today, uncle is living a healthier life and continues availing Aaji Care’s services.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Solution to manage your worries for Dementia patient in Family

We are happy to announce affordable quarterly counselling program for families with dementia patients. Key highlights of this program as below

  • Managed by qualified, expert Dementia counsellor
  • Detail assessment report after first visit
  • Unlimited access to ask queries over email
  • Three planned phone calls to discuss any issues

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Elder Care Home New option and New beginning

Our Elder Care Home AARAMBH !

Our Elder Care Home has started providing different options to families with senior citizens. It has started to bloom with Senior citizens. They are enjoying their stay with us under guidance of Nurse, Physiotherapist, Care Attendants and Doctors. We are sure that we will continue to improve on our process, activities to improve quality of life for seniors and their families. 

This home also is option for rehabilitation of Elderly patients with knee / hip replacements or any fracture.

Visit our website to get in touch with us.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Launch of Elder Day Care Centre in Powai on World Elder Day

Despite India faring poorly in a recent study on the well-being of the elderly, Powai- Mumbai has reasons to cheer with the city getting a new place for its senior citizens on the World Elders Day. Social Enterprise Aaji Care saw World Elders Day as an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of senior citizens to society and ensure that they are doing their best to give something back to Senior Citizens community.

“Aarambh“ Elder Day Care centre for the Senior Citizens started its operations  on 1st October,2016 with a Pooja  midst invitees, well-wishers, prospective customers and was started with lightening of lamp by Founder of MBA Foundation Mrs Meenakshi Subramaniam and Directors of Aaji Care Vasant & Lata Bhide. It is an Initiative of Aaji Care Home Health Services most trusted Home Health Service Provider. They have recently completed 4 dedicated years in service to Humanity. Centre is located at Ground floor of God Heaven Society, Rambaug, Near Powai Police Station. The place is easily accessible and is adjacent to Crystal Plaza society. 

Adult day care is a planned to conduct various activities designed to promote well-being of senior citizen. Adult day care centres operate from 9 am to 7 pm; Monday to Saturday; in a safe, supportive, & cheerful environment. Normally, adult day care is another way to relieve the caregiver from his or her duties for the day while ensuring that the care recipient will still receive the proper care. Environment will help to create a lot of camaraderie, bonding and laughter. They plan to conduct yoga sessions, satsang, dance / music therapy, reading session and much more. Centre will serve healthy food which includes tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, fruits on need basis. In near future they plan to include bus pick-up and drop facility for the members.
Listed below are the four kind of membership
1) Monthly Full Day membership
2) Monthly Half day membership
3) Monthly activity membership
4) One day pass

First 10 members will stand eligible for 10% Discount
For more details and registration call 8899 920 930 and 82917 28280

We have planned to conduct Yoga session for seniors on Thursday 13 Oct between 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and Dance therapy session on Friday 14 Oct between 5 to 6 pm. Both of these event are open to all seniors at nominal fee of 100 rupees.

Thursday, 8 September 2016


AARAMBH - An Elder Day Care center
  • ·        Senior Citizen
  • ·        Alzheimer / Dementia
  • ·        Mentally Challenged Adults

If you are worried for any of your near and dear ones falling in any of above three categories, for their day care requirements then you have an option right here in Powai, AARAMBH – an Elder Day Care Center.

Aaji-Care, a social entrepreneurship dedicated in home care segment since last 4 years has initiated this unique concept. Led by team of young professionals, the germ for AARAMBH came when one the long term home bound patients (whose only son in USA) served by Aaji-Care enquired for this possibility.

Study conducted across the globe clearly shows that staying alone at home with or without maids, make senior citizens feel lonely and cause boredom. The socially disconnection directly impacts their physical and emotional wellbeing. The urge to connect with fellow human being is the biggest psychological need that has high potential to impact them positively if addressed properly.

We plan to provide solution to these challenges through AARMBH and help them stay socially connected. This will enable them proactively track and improve their physical, emotional wellbeing.

This new Elder Day Centre, aptly named as AARMBH is starting the operations from 20th September, near Powai Police station. This will be boom for all the people in and around Powai, Chandivali and Andheri East.

At AARAMBH, 11 hour’s day (8 am to 7 pm) a will be planned to take care the physical, emotional and social needs of its occupants through various activities and services.

The center will provide:
  • v Yoga session
  • v Games like cards, chess, carom
  • v Learn Mobile / Computer
  • v Group activities
  • v Book/Story reading
  • v Satsang / Bhajan
  • v Gardening
  • v Zumba dance

Special Medical related services will be also provided at AARAMBH:
  • v Daily vital parameter check by trained and qualified Nurse
  • v Facility for pathology test pick-up and drop
  • v Monthly visit by Doctor / Physiotherapist
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks will be also provided to the members.

Note: Soon we plan to provide pick-up and drop service by bus from their home to centre and back.

Call us today:  88 99 920 930 to register

Sunday, 28 August 2016

An Introduction to Mesothelioma

An Introduction to Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare, asbestos-related cancer that primarily develops in the protective lining of the lungs and abdomen.
Doctors diagnose an estimated 3,000 cases of mesothelioma in the U.S. each year. It is even more uncommon in India, where the first cases were detected in Rajasthan in 2015.
The cancer's unusually long latency period — or the amount of time before symptoms appear — makes it unique.
It can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years after asbestos exposure for symptoms to appear. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma. Once diagnosed, survival outlook is generally poor, but continued research and improved treatment options are extending life expectancy and easing symptoms.

Causes and Awareness

Mesothelioma typically develops after prolonged exposure to asbestos in the workplace, generally industrial settings or old buildings.
Last year, 15 mesothelioma cases were detected in Ajmer. All 15 cases involved mine workers. 
Although asbestos is no longer mined in India, the dangerous mineral is not banned. The country remains the top importer of Canadian asbestos. Experts predict a dramatic rise in mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in the future, similar to what has developed in the U.S. over the past 50 years.  
Mesothelioma develops after inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers that become lodged in the mesothelium, a membrane that surrounds the lungs, stomach and abdominal cavity.
Most commonly, asbestos fibers will get trapped in the lining of the lungs, called the pleura. These fibers can also collect in the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), and in rare cases, the heart (pericardium) and the lining of the testes (tunica vaginalis).
The four types of mesothelioma are named for the affected linings — pleural, peritoneal, pericardial and testicular. Pleural mesothelioma (lungs) is by far the most common form, representing 75 percent of all cases. Peritoneal (abdomen) is next with 10-20 percent of all cases, while pericardial (heart) and testicular mesothelioma represent less than 2 percent of all cases.
Over decades, trapped asbestos fibers can cause health complications, triggering biological changes that cause inflammation, scarring and genetic damage. Once the damage is done, the decades-long latency period sets the stage for the development of malignant mesothelioma.
Asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma, with 70-80 percent of people developing the disease from occupational exposure to asbestos. It usually takes long-term asbestos exposure for mesothelioma to develop, but some cases have occurred after short-term or even one-time exposure.

Diagnosing Mesothelioma and Challenges

Mesothelioma can be difficult to detect because of its long latency period and common, flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle weakness, dry cough, respiratory complications, and pain in the chest or abdomen.
However, it usually isn’t difficult for doctors to distinguish between the four types of mesothelioma, because the tumors grow directly into specific body structures. All four forms are fast-spreading.
Oncologists diagnose mesothelioma using several methods, including blood tests, imaging tests such as MRIs, CT scans, PET scans, X-rays and biopsies.
The key is to recognize symptoms early and alert your doctor of any history with asbestos exposure.

This is the first of a series of posts on mesothelioma from 

Monday, 6 June 2016

Day Care Center for Senior Citizens in Mumbai

What is an Elder Day Care?
A place where elderly, dementia patients can come together socialize, address their need to connect with similar age people for love, friendships and sharing of their stories.  A place where they will have freedom, compassionate care, love, affection, medical attention, learning and importantly opportunity to contribute back to society.

While we are working closely with elderly for last 3.5 years in Mumbai for Home Health Care we heard and felt need for day care centre. The need is specifically for Elderly staying alone or away from their kids. They lack socialization which impacts their emotional as well physical wellbeing. They lack empathetic ears, opportunity to contribute to society, opportunity to learn new things, friends to share their joys, stories, frustration in safe, trustworthy environment. This will also help family to focus their time on their career without any compromise 

What is offered
We will provide them with below facility
            1) Pick-up and drop service by Bus
 2) We will serve Tea/Snacks/Lunch
 3) Fun activities, group games
 4) Spiritual sessions (Satsang, bhajana, pryaers)
 5) Activities to contribute back to society
 6) Yoga sessions
 7) Vital parameter like BP/Sugar checks and medication management
 8) Monthly visit by Doctor / Physiotherapist
 9) Learn digital technology (Mobile, Laptop)

Aaji Care Home Health Services is Mumbai one of the most trusted Home Health service provider, serving in Mumbai, Thane for more than 3.5 years. 

For enquires & registration call us on 88 99 920 930 (option 3) or send us email on We have limited seats left so please do advance booking.  We are expected to open our centre by end of Jun-16 near Powai Police station.