ElderAid in Hyderabad: A heartwarming haven for seniors, offering holistic and compassionate support

Mondira Jaisimha and Ritika Jaisimha, the co-heads of ElderAid in Hyderabad, share insights into the organisation’s purpose

By Anoushka Caroline Williams  Published on  17 Dec 2023 8:43 AM GMT
ElderAid in Hyderabad: A heartwarming haven for seniors, offering holistic and compassionate support

Hyderabad: Keeping the well-being of senior citizens as paramount, ElderAid plans to emerge as a beacon of compassionate care and comprehensive support.

Founded with a mission to help seniors lead happy, healthy, and secure lives, ElderAid aims to become the ‘proxy child’, offering a suite of services that goes beyond conventional healthcare.

Mondira Jaisimha and Ritika Jaisimha, the co-heads of ElderAid in Hyderabad, share insights into the organisation’s purpose, its commitment to holistic well-being, and the innovative ways it serves as a vital support system for both elders and their families.

Here are excerpts from the interview with NewsMeter:

Q: Can you tell us about the mission and purpose behind ElderAid?

A: Our purpose at ElderAid is to help senior citizens live happy, healthy, secure lives by providing them with trustworthy, holistic, compassionate, end-to-end support. We proudly refer to ourselves as the ‘proxy child’, offering a suite of services designed to support seniors functionally in all aspects, ensuring both the elder and their child feel amply supported.

Q: How does ElderAid fulfil its role as the ‘proxy child’ for seniors?

A: Elders can call their designated ElderAid Care Manager for various needs, ranging from emergency medical support and arranging for caretakers to accompanying them for shopping or hospital visits. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, complete elder care and support with a focus on holistic well-being.

Q: Could you elaborate on the healthcare services provided by ElderAid?

A: Our suite of best-in-class healthcare support covers a range of services, including counselling support, full-time caretaker/nurse, emergency medical assistance, doctor house visits/tele consultation, accompanied hospital visits, at-home physiotherapy/nursing services, diagnostics, and health and wellness monitoring. We ensure peace of mind and healthfulness for our elders.

Q: What sets ElderAid apart in terms of day-to-day support and concierge services?

A: Beyond healthcare, we recognise that elders need assistance with day-to-day tasks. Our Concierge Services handle everything from bill payments, errands, and groceries to technology support, accompanied travel/social visits, and property management/maintenance. It’s personalised assistance to ensure our elders feel supported and secure.

Q: How does ElderAid contribute to the holistic wellness of seniors?

A: Holistic wellness is at the core of what we stand for. Our engagement services include Care Friends who spend time with elders, wellness events, and initiatives like Get Elders Online (GEO) to digitally empower seniors. We believe a happy elder is one who not only is physically healthy but also has their social, emotional, and mental needs looked after.

Q: Can you share more about ElderAid’s commitment to keeping elders mentally stimulated and socially active?

A: Our Care Managers engage with elders through activities like playing board games, listening to music, or simply chatting over a cup of tea. Care Friends, bright young college graduates, spend time with elders, engaging them in various hobbies. Additionally, our frequent online and offline wellness events cater to diverse interests and ensure elders stay socially active.

Q: What inspired the creation of ElderAid, and how has it evolved?

A: The inspiration behind ElderAid stems from recognising the need for comprehensive support for seniors. Over time, we’ve evolved to address not only healthcare needs but also day-to-day tasks and holistic wellness. Our commitment to being the proxy child remains unwavering as we continue to adapt and enhance our services to meet the evolving needs of our elders.

Q: In what ways can families trust and rely on ElderAid for the well-being of their elders?

A: Families can trust ElderAid to provide trustworthy, compassionate, and end-to-end support for their elders. Our dedicated Care Managers, healthcare partners, and Care Friends work together to ensure that elders receive appropriate, reliable, and just-in-time support. We are committed to keeping our elders healthy and enhancing their overall quality of life.

Q: How can people learn more or get involved with ElderAid’s services?

A: Those interested in learning more or availing our services can visit our website or contact us directly. We are here to answer any questions and provide the necessary information to help families make informed decisions about the well-being of their elders.

For more details contact:

Ritika Jaisimha 8977928481

Mondira Jaisimha 8977928482



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