I received a call from a south Indian senior lady. Her husband had undergone a surgery and there was no one to look after him or take care of his post-operative needs. They were the only ones for each other. No children, no immediate family to help. I can imagine the lady in her 70’s and her helplessness. Her husband required help even to get up from a bed , diaper change, going to the bathroom, he was completely dependent. But, had strong will power to live.
We had just started a few months back and I visited her, on her request. Looking at the financial condition, I suggested them to have short term stay, until her husband recovers. They were opting to stay at the hospital since they could manage at home all on their own nor could they afford a personal caretaker or a nurse.
Hospitals were reluctant to keep them for long. As they occupied a bed and there was no further treatment and diagnosis.
finance was their major concern. Their distant relatives were in Banglore and were suppose to take admission and pay our fees, but no one showed up for three days. The hospitals were charging RS 3000 /- per day compared to Madhur Bhav Rs 1000 per day.
They became so helpless that they offered me to keep their one BHK flat as a mortgage and to be looked after permanently.
I struggled thinking that if I agree with it, and what if I am unable to look after them and provide them all the necessary facilities and care because post-operative treatments are expensive at times.
The best option I could advise them was a post-operative recovery for three months at MadhurBhav. it was the best I could do, to give them some relief, so as to avoid any further delay. They were with us for 2 months. We looked after them efficiently and tried to serve our best to them. After two months they went home and are now being looked after by one on their neighbors and are living a healthy life.
Post-operative care is an area where India needs more special care facility and that is what our third center of Madhur bhav going to do, be a hospice/respite care/rehabilitation center for seniors citizens.
Looking forward to giving best services and make a change.
A change that will create a difference.
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