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Resources for dementia care: Hyderabad, others (Andhra Pradesh, Telengana)

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Quick Ref: To quickly locate the day cares and full-time cares in or near Hyderabad, look for the symbols
24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care.

Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

Helplines for senior citizens

Dementia helpline: +91-9121106681 (this is part of the Memory Clinic of ARDSI Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter and functions Mon-Sat, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm)

ARDSI, Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter
(Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan, (Includes a Day Care).

Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.

Chapter Contact and their Day Care
ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan Chapter Office and Dementia Activity Centre (in association with Asha Hospital) (data reconfirmed Jan 2020), # 8-2-316/5/10, Ground floor, Karan Mumtaz Villa, (lane behind Asha Hospital), Road #14, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034
Workdays: Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 4:30pm, Email: ardsihyd@gmail.com, Site: www.ardsihyd.org Opens in new window [5]
Ph: 91 91211 06681 / +91 98495 48977
E-group at: groups.google.com/group/ardsi-hyd-public
The centre is especially designed and equipped for persons with dementia. Other senior citizens can volunteer to support the day care. The centre also has material that caregivers may find useful. Contact Centre-in-charge for this day care using the above contact details.

Memory clinic at Asha Hospitals 8-2-09/7/1, Road number 14, GS nagar, Nandi Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 34
Ph 040-66752222 ext 116 / Mobile: +91 87901 10888. Contact person: Ms. Sravanthi.

For monthly caregiver support group meetings, contact: Daycare Center in-charge by email: ardsihyd@gmail.com or by Ph: +91 91211 06681 / +91 98495 48977.

Possibly useful list of providers on their site at: List of Home Care Service Providing Agencies in Hyderabad Opens in new window [6]. If the link is not working, contact ARDSI and ask for help.

Golden Oak, Senior Citizen Home, Shamshabad

Golden Oak, Senior Citizen Home is an assisted living facility for elders with dementia or other special needs. It is a fully air-conditioned 30-bedded facility for providing personalized care, with options of dormitory, single-bed, and twin-sharing. It is located in Malkaram Village, Shamshabad (RR District), 40 KM from Secunderabad. It is close to Asha Jyothi Rehabilitation Centre, and is a unit of ASHA hospital (Banjara Hills). The facility was inaugurated on Feb 19, 2017. (data reconfirmed May 2019). The admission process includes pre-admission assessment by a clinical psychologist and a detailed evaluation by Geriatric Psychiatrist at Asha Hospital.

Due to COVID, full time care homes may have closed or changed the way they admit new residents or have procedures that protect residents, like not allowing visitors, etc. Please contact the organization to know the current status and satisfy yourself about the suitability for residential care in COVID times.

24 x 7 Care Home
Golden Oak – Home for Elderly with Special Needs, Sy No: 154, Malkaram Village, Shamshabad Mandal, Rangareddy District, Telangana State. Centre In-charge: Mr. Gopal Goud, 95509 54444, 94409 84444, 93963 83222 , Email: ashahospital.ops@gmail.com

Red-Cross – Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre, Hyderabad

Red-Cross – Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre is a joint initiative of Indian Red Cross Society Telegana State and Nightingales Medical Trust, Bangalore (nighingaleseldercare.com). It focuses on cognitive stimulation, physiotherapy, reminiscence therapy, and various such person-centric rehabilitation approaches and can serve up to 50 persons with dementia. Transportation may be available. Please contact them for updated and correct information.

Day Care
Red Cross-Nightingales Trust Dementia Care Centre, Adjacent to Gymkhana Club, Road No 2 Banjara Hills Hyderabad 500033 , dementiahyd@nightingaleseldercare.com
Ms Prashanthi 9731133322 / 80 – 42706565

Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.

Heritage Elder Care Services

Full-time stay and respite stay is available for persons with dementia at Kshetra, an assisted living from Heritage Elder Care Services. This facility accepts elders with and without dementia. See a video on their assisted living at: Kshetra- an Assisted Living Home for Senior Citizens in Hyderabad Opens in new window [7]. The video includes interviews of residents and their relatives.

Due to COVID, full time care homes may have closed or changed the way they admit new residents or have procedures that protect residents, like not allowing visitors, etc. Please contact the organization to know the current status and satisfy yourself about the suitability for residential care in COVID times.

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The address and contact for Kshetra (the assisted living place) and for Heritage Medical Centre are: Kshetra , Survey No. 287, Moinabad Village, Ranga Reddy District 501505. (Landmarks- Chilkur Balaji Temple, SwamiNarayan Gurukul)

Heritage Medical Centre, 37,KamalapuriColony,Phase 2, Hyderabad 500073 (Landmarks- Sri Satya Sai Nigamam, Green Bawarchi), Email address: info@heritagehealthcareindia.com, pavithra.g@heritagehealthcareindia.com
Phone: +91 96666 41554 for Kshetra and other Senior Care Services, +91 96666 41238 for Kshetra, Website: www.kshetracare.in Opens in new window [8]

ARDSI Vizag Chapter (Visakhapatnam Chapter)

ARDSI Vizag Chapter: was started in Sept/ Oct 2019. Please contact them for any plans/ services, etc.

Contact: ARDSI VIZAG Chapter, Dr. N.S. Raju, C/o. Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation, 9-41-31/1, Pithapuram Colony, Visakhapatnam-3 Andhra Pradesh.   M: 9959599288, 8008312348 Email: drnsraju@gmail.com, ardsivizag@gmail.com

Additional Listings: Other possible resources for dementia diagnosis/ treatment/ information

(based on data from volunteers as well as newspaper reports of dementia-related events)
Diagnosis/ treatment advice is available from the OPD department of hospitals (departments: neurology/ psychiatry/ geriatrics) Some hospitals also have Memory Clinics. List below compiled courtesy persons in the dementia domain:

A list of Day Care Centers in Hyderabad of the Aasara project (a senior-citizen focused Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation project) is available at: Aasara Day Care Centers Opens in new window [9]. Also check out the other links on the website for more information that may be relevant to seniors. Some of these may be helpful to support persons with dementia.

Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.

The following have hosted dementia-related events/ had experts who talked in events and may be useful resources for dementia: Chetana Hospital (Hyderabad), Visakha Psychiatric Society (Visakhapatnam), King George Hospital (KGH) (Visakhapatnam), VIMHANS hospital, Vijayawada

Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care

Names received from readers/ volunteers/ newspaper reports/ other sources for organizations that provide home care services for seniors. Some of them may support dementia care. Please satisfy yourself about the suitability and reliability while using any such agency for home health helpers.
Life Circle Health Services provides professional caregivers and nurses for home care for chronically ill and bed ridden seniors. They have reportedly been able to provide attendants trained for dementia care. See their services listed on their website at Life Circle: ServicesOpens in new window [10] . Contact them at 040 3088 3788.
Heritage Hospitals- At-Home Health Care Services Opens in new window [11] provides a range of home health care services, including bedside attendants. Call them at +91 96666 41238
Some persons have mentioned Anvayaa as an organization that supports seniors through home care, concierge services, etc. It is unclear whether Anvayaa provides dementia support. Site: anvayaa.com Email: info@anvayaa.com, Phone: +91 728 881 8181 / 939

Possibly useful list of providers on the ARDSI Hyderabad site at: List of Home Care Service Providing Agencies in Hyderabad Opens in new window [6]. (If link does not work, contact ARDSI Hyderabad and ask them for it)

See a very useful list of Bedside Assistants Hiring Agencies in Hyderabad Opens in new window [12], from Dr. Vyasamoorthy, who is actively working in elder care. According to his data, some of these agencies have mentioned that they have trained their attendants for dementia.

Some multi-city organizations that may be offering support in Hyderabad. Please note, service that is good in one city may not be good in another. Typical services to ask about: home nursing (attendants, nurses, wound care and nursing procedures), physiotherapy, doctor visits, home dental care, sample collections, equipment hire, pharmacy at home, etc. Some of them may claim to support dementia care. List below is alphabetically ordered

Apollo HomeCare (from Apollo Hospitals): Contact 1860 500 8585: Website apollohomecare.com
HealthCare atHOME (HCAH): (Noida-based)( by the Burman family (Dabur) and the founders of Healthcare At Home (HAH), UK) Contact 1800-102-4224 Website https://hcah.in/
India Home Health Care (IHHC): (Chennai based) (partner of BAYADA Home Health Care) Contact +91 76764 33333 (Whatsapp +91-7755912869). Website www.indiahomehealthcare.com
Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS): (Bangalore-based Medwell Ventures, Mahindra collaboration) Contact 1800 103 4530. Website www.nightingales.in/
Portea : (Bangalore-based) Contact 1800 121 2323 Website portea.com

Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors

Helpage helpline: This all-India organization with local branches supports senior citizens in multiple ways. They may also offer geriatric physiotherapy.Contact them at 1800 180 1253 (All-India tollfree number). Local Hyderabad office: 040-27427066 / 27428472 / 09440474984 Email: hyderabad@helpageindia.org . Local Visakhapatnam office: 0891-2721253 / 09966001594, Email: LM.Srikanth@helpageindia.org , More emails: headoffice@helpageindia.org Website: helpageindia.org

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Telugu and Urdu)

See: Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Telugu [14]. and Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Urdu [15].

The full list of dementia/ care resources in various Indian languages (currently Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu) is at Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Indian Languages [16]

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General tips for locating relevant resources:

Please contact the resources listed above if you are looking for dementia/ care support. If you are looking for resources in other Indian cities/ regions, or across India, check City-wise/ Region-wise resources [17] and Resources across multiple Indian cities [18]. Below are some tips for locating additional resources:
  • A list of local services can usually be obtained by surfing the Internet using keywords and the name of the city, and looking for various types of services. Most cities will have some home care services, old age homes, nursing agencies, etc. The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics, geriatric clinics, or geriatric psychiatry clinics to help the initial diagnosis of dementia. Search for these combined with your city name and other such phrases.
  • Use various combinations and alternate city names for more suitable results. For example, you may look for Hyderabad, Hydrabad, Secunderabad, Secundarabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam , or whatever else you consider useful. Search using locality names also.
  • Updates/ fresh data on dementia support facilities/ services may also be available from the contact numbers of various dementia organizations and elder care organizations listed above
  • The reception/ nurses at local hospitals often know about agencies that supply attendants/ nurses for home care.
  • Many large path lab services also provide home pickup of blood samples.
  • Many neighborhood path labs and small clinics are able to send nurses home for some minor procedures, like IV. Some even have contacts of doctors who may be willing to make home visits (you must satisfy yourself about the quality and reliability)
Also note, contact numbers and addresses keep changing. If you have an problems old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., get the latest details using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services.
If you are looking for information and suggestions for handling care situations, some useful links are: Quick access to a Caregiving Essential Toolkit [19] and Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care [20].

Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.

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Note: This page includes all the information available with us for this city/ region. Please note that the data is provided for information and convenience, and is not an endorsement for any person/ organization/ service/ resource. We make no claims that the contents of this page are either accurate or complete, or that the persons/ organizations listed are reliable or that they are suitable for you (no fitment for purpose is intended or implied).