What are the Support Systems available?
In addition to the main care of our inmates, we also have the following support systems:
A) Out Patient Dept (OPD)
This is mainly for patients who have been discharged from the Sadan and need follow-up treatment on their medication. Our house doctor is available for the same every afternoon as required.
B) Day Care Services
This is for patients who would like to stay at home, but like to come in for day care attention when needed. All necessary care is given on a day care basis.
C) Home Services
We do not have a home care service, but closely liase with other NGOs like ‘Caring Hearts’, Cancer Patients Aides Association, V-Care etc., who support these services and coordinate with the Sadan.
How does one become a volunteer?
Our volunteers form a very important part of the support system. To become a volunteer, the individual must send us a brief personal resume, and fill a questionnaire. These are studied by our committee to see the suitability of the individual to be a volunteer. If found suitable, the application is kept on the waitlist and the person is invited, as soon s there is a vacancy or a special need arises.
What are the functions of the volunteers?
A volunteer gives his/her time and service to the Sadan on a purely voluntary basis without compensation. The main function of the volunteers are:
1. To help in the management of the Sadan, like telephone operating etc.
2. To interact with the patients and provide companionship, and service to them.
3. To interact with relatives and support them in any way possible.
The volunteer is asked to select the field he or she would like to serve in, and give a commitment of time and a day or it, on a purely voluntary basis, without any compulsion.
What are Occupational Therapy services?
Those patients who are in a suitable condition, are encouraged to do some work to keep their minds occupied. They make some decorations, or small articles, or paintings or writings, under the supervision and encouragement of our occupational Therapist.
What are Rehabilitation Services?
Whenever a patient is handicapped in any way, such as swellings on the limbs, stiffness, etc., rehabilitation services like treatment of oedema, physiotherapy etc. are given. Also, when appliances are needed, like walkers etc. these are provided.
What are Relaxation facilities?
We offer various relaxation facilities like music, T.V. , movies, games, outings etc. to make the patient feel as relaxed as possible.
What are the Spiritual support systems?
Each religion is equally respected. Spiritual counselors for each religion are invited to interact with the patients as needed. Besides, the Sisters themselves interact spiritually with the patient whenever needed and is possible. There is, however, strictly no indoctrination of any particular religion in the Sadan.