Ensuring A Dignified Existence For The Rural Elderly | Milaap
Ensuring A Dignified Existence For The Rural Elderly
4%
Raised
Rs.17,500
of Rs.500,000
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Kosish

    from Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand

80G tax benefits for INR donations

Story

Planning for our last days of life is something that none of us does...or even want to do, for we visualise that as a taboo. But then, that is the only guarantee that we have in our lives... Our last days of life...
Would you like to spend the last days of your life in pain...
Ever visualised yourself spending your last days, dependent & without dignity...
Have you ever considered facing your terminality all alone & terrified...
Would you like to spend your last days in a hospital being kept artificially alive?
Are you aware of 'elder abuse'?

We provide 'preventive palliation' for the rural elderly in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, thereby ensuring that they spend their last days with dignity & in a pain-free state. We have been providing these services by door-to-door visits by trained staff (locally resourced from the villages), who assess the physical, psycho-social & spiritual concerns of the elderly & take measures to address them. Ailments like hypertension, diabetes, etc, which are causes of long-term morbidity & mortality, are detected & treated early at the door-step. In addition, our team spends time to chat with the elderly, for the elderly are very lonely, & thus address their psycho-social & spiritual concerns. Vitamin & calcium supplementation is also provided. Distribution of blankets & clothes is also undertaken on a regular basis. In addition, the family is also counselled to take active care of the Elderly in a compassionate manner.

The funding will be utilised for continuing this activity, providing basic medications like anti-hypertensives, analgesics, etc & provision of needed clothing for the rural elderly.

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