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Let's gift these elderly patients the medical treatment they need
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    Gandhi And Fathima Oldage Home

    from Bangalore, Karnataka


'In the evening of their life, they are neglected by their own !'
In India, one in every 3 elders is abandoned by their family, earn less than  INR 5000 annually and live with the bare minimum. 

Let’s take the story of Mrs Sangeeta Krishnamurthy who is 60 years of age and unfortunately has been abandoned by her family at this age.  She used to be a teacher in a primary school and now there is no one to care for her needs. 

When we tested her blood sample; we identified that she has very high blood pressure and sugar levels, and hence she has a high chance of getting a stroke, we also identified that she is a potential dementia case. 

Portea CSR support whose vision is a healthy and happy India aims to support the underprivileged societies. Hence we have tried up with three NGOs- Gandhi Old Age home, Fatima old age home and HelpAge India; 

In the month of March 2018  we partnered with a venture capital firm named Innoven Capital to provide preventive health care to 770 elders- Kolkotta, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai were the areas covered. 

Through these blood reports, we have identified the medical needs of these inmates. While some need just medicines for hypertension, diabetes and anaemia; there are others who need counselling, physiotherapy, medical equipment and there are many elderly who need caregivers just to tend to their daily needs like diaper change for the bedridden, hygiene specialist for their upkeep, a nutritionist who can advice the kitchen on healthy food and one point of contact generalist doctor who can be their overall health manager.

How can you make a difference? 

You can make a monetary contribution every month. As little as INR 500, each month and you can also visit the NGO to spend time with them which will go a long way in making their twilight years better.

Diabetes and Hypertension
- Older adults who have high blood pressure are at an increased risk for strokes and heart attacks.

- High blood pressure can also affect their vision, kidneys, and circulation.

- Diabetes affects vision, balance, and causes tingling feeling in your feet.

- Diabetes can cause nerve damage, called neuropathy which is a serious condition

- Amputation might be required if Diabetes is not managed well. 

Portea runs health camps at Gandhi & Fathima Oldage Home

 By sponsoring a health care plan every month, you can take care of an elderly who can receive:

- Monthly visits by Diabetes Educator who will spread awareness around  nutrition, lifestyle modification, hypo/hyper diabetes  management

- Periodic nurse visit to take care of hygiene education 

- Physiotherapist visit for physical assessment & support

- Periodic medical screening tests to understand the important markers for the conditions targeted

- Pharmacy and Medicine refills for steady treatment

Your contribution will go directly towards the funding of the health care plan for the elderly. 

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