This page contains information specific for dementia care in Mumbai/ Greater Mumbai, for the convenience of caregivers of patients of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia [read disclaimer]
- Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias.
- Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Marathi and Gujarati).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
Quick Ref: To locate day cares and full-time cares, look for the symbols
24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care to quickly identify these. Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Residential cares may ahev closed, or they changed their procedures around admission and how they keep existing residents safe. 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.
Helplines for senior citizens
- 24 x 7 Mumbai Police Elder Helpline : 1090 and 103
- Thane City – Police Elder Helpline (24 hrs): 1090 / 022- 25443535
- Helpage helpline: All-India tollfree number: 1800-180-1253. Mumbai numbers: 022-26370754 / 40 / 09821224513
- Dignity helpline: Dignity helpline – (022) 6138 1111 run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours
- Silver Innings (Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm): 9029000091/ 9987104233
For dementia help, contact the various dementia organizations listed below.
ARDSI Mumbai Chapter offers support group meetings, awareness programs, training programs for caregivers, home counselling, alternate therapies, etc., and acts as resource for dementia care.
Their dementia day care, Smriti Vishvam, has been suspended in the COVID times. However, as per reconfirmation received on Oct 12, 2020: ARDSI Mumbai Chapter are continuing services virtually like training, counselling, carer support and also enrol new members. Please call them to know more.
ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
Hon. Secretary: Ms. Vidya Shenoy, Tel. 9757095327, 8286126890, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A1 Snehanjali: These assisted living facilities accept persons with conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and elders who need assistance/ are bedridden, but do not provide medical services. They are very selective about admission. They focus on residents’ quality of life through a combination of activities and a person-centric approach, and mostly accept persons with dementia who are in early/ mid-stage dementia. They are part of the Silver Innings Social Enterprise.
Update July 12, 2020: Given the COVID situation, Silver Innings continues its residential services but with some changed processes and precautions like not allowing visitors. Admissions are paused for now, but may be resumed when the situation changes.Please contact them to know more.
Currently there are two facilities
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A1 Snehanjali – D’Silva Nagar: A1 Snehanjali Elder Care Home, Marciana Bungalow, D’Silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara west, Taluka Vasai, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra 401203, Center Manager Tel: 9323919145
A1 Snehanjali – Rajodi: A1 Snehanjali Elder Care Home, House No 445, Chaar Rasta after Satpala, Rajodi Beach Road, Virar/ Nalasapora West, Dist Palghar, Maharashtra 401203, Center Manager Tel: 9860789145/ 9323919145
Email : email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com, Skype-id: a1snehanjali , Facebook: www.facebook.com/A1Snehanjali, Website: a1snehanjali.com Opens in new window
Silver Innings Social Enterprise also has a Facebook group for Alzheimer’s: Silver Innings Alzheimer’s India Opens in new window. Their Youtube channel is at: Silver Innings Opens in new window. More on the Silver Innings group below.
A Silver Amore: This assisted living facility provides long and short term care options for seniors who need assistance in daily tasks. They accept seniors with dementia, Parkinson’s, paralysis and other old age related problems. The admission procedure includes evaluation by their doctor. Their Youtube channel Opens in new window
Update July 12, 2020: Given the COVID situation, A Silver Amore continues its services and has resumed admissions with some changes in the process. There are also other changes, like restrictions for visiting. Please contact them to know more.
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A Silver Amore, Survey No. 237, Hissa No 18, Next to Emerald ISLE resort, Shire Road, Bhate Bunder, Above Vailankani Church, Uttan Village, Bhayandar (West), Dist. Thane, Maharashtra 401106, Tel: 022-65651199, +918655 651199, +91-99672 70587, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/asilveramoreeldercarehome/, Website: asilveramore.com Opens in new window
Dignity Lifestyle Retirement Township, Neral, includes an Assisted Care Block where they accept and support persons with dementia, Parkinson’s, etc. This is an assisted care facility, not a medical facility. Please be very clear about what the facility provides, especially in terms of medical support/ responsibility.
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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Dignity Lifestyle Township
Karjat Matheran main Road, Neral – Raigad District-410101, Maharashtra
Tel: +917588186025, +919403533025
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.dignitylifestyle.org, www.dignityfoundation.com
Aarambh: Aaji Care has short-stay/ respite care centres for rehabilitation with mixed profile of residents (some with and some without dementia). They provide services like physiotherapy, nursing, yoga, etc. See more at their Youtube channel Opens in new window. Please contact them to know more, including how they handle their work in the COVID context. (Updates below based on Oct 2020 data)
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Aarambh (Thane), Next to Puranik Rumah Bali and New Garvaa restaurant, Ghodbunder Road behind Bhaindar pada bus stop (towards Thane to Borivali, Gaimukh Gaon) Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400607 ,
Aarambh (Andheri Centre), Cozy Clinic, Ground Floor, Sea Shell Annexe, Seven Bunglow Road, Opp Nana Nani Park Seven Bungalows,Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061.
Aaji care also supports home care by providing home health services and trained helpers, etc., including attendants for dementia home care. They have recently also started a companionship services at home. See www.aajicare.in/services/alzheimers-and-dementia-companionship-care/ for details.
Contact Aaji Care at 8899 920 930 or 7506 734 116, email: email@example.com Website: aajicare.in
Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, started by Dr. Amar Shinde, are residential facilities that accepts geriatric patients and dementia patients. Services include care like hygiene, feeding, exercises, as well as medical care, and may accept persons in late stage dementia also. Please check with them for exact services and details. Jagurit contimnues its services
Reconfirmed Oct, 2020: Given the COVID situation, Jagruti continues its services but has added some additional precautions regarding admission and to keep their residents safe. They may also accept post-COVID patients. Please contact them to know more.
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Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, Plot no 37, Sector-5, Taloja Phase 1, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410208. Contact: +91 98222 07761 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.jagrutirehab.org/dementia-care.html Opens in new window
Additional Listings: diagnostic facilities/ memory clinics
You can contact the OPD clinics of the psychiatry/ neurology/ geriatrics department of any reputed hospital for diagnosis and treatment. If possible, ask for dementia specialists. Some additional listings are given here – they may even have special dementia clinics (memory clinics, geriatric psychiatry clinics, etc.) (alphabetical list)
De Sousa Foundation supports multiple mental health areas, including problems more common in old age, and also dementia. They conduct workshops and provide help and information. They also have workshops for caregivers. Address: Carmel, 18, St. Francis Road, Off S.V. Road, Near Sacred Heart Church Santacruz (West), Mumbai – 400-054. Phone: +91-22-2648 2869 / +91 9820696828 E-mail: email@example.com, Site: desousafoundation.com/middle-age-and-old-age-related-problem/ Opens in new window
D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Dept Of Psychiatry/ Neurology, can be reached at Sector-5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400706, Tel: +91 22 2773 5901, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Site: dypatilhospital.net Opens in new window
Holy Family (Dept of Neurology/ Psychiatry) can be contacted for diagnosis/ treatment, and also has a memory clinic. For appointments, contact 022- 30610379. Address: St. Andrew’s Road, Bandra (West),Mumbai 400050, Phone: 022-30610555, E-mail: email@example.com, Website: www.holyfamilyhospital.in Opens in new window. They also have professionally facilitated Free Group counselling Session for family caregivers of dementia, every first Friday of the month, 4pm to 5pm. Contact- (+91) 9167613665
J.J Hospital-Grant Medical College, Psychiatry/ Neurology departments are another resource for diagnosis/ treatment. Contact Sir J. J.hospital, Byculla, Mumbai 400008, Phone: 022 23735555
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute can be contacted for diagnosis/ treatment.
(Check their “Centre of Brain & Nervous System”)Contact: Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg, Four Bunglows, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400053, Tel: 24 Hrs (+91 22)3099-9999 , Kokilaben Hospital’s memory clinic page Opens in new window
Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital (Psychiatry Dept/ memory clinic) provides diagnosis and treatment support, and may have a memory clinic. Contact Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital,Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Sion, Mumbai -400022, Tel: (+91 22) 24076381, 24063000, 24092020, 24082504, Website: www.ltmgh.com/ Opens in new window
Manav Neuro Psychiatric Hospitals Pvt Ltd: (Dr. Sundeep Jadhav) can be contacted at 1ST FLR Saraswati Bldg, Above HDFC Bank, Santoshi Mata Road, Kalyan(W) – 421301, Phone : (0251) 6526850 / 2211655, Mobile: 9821028397, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org (Description on Youtube Opens in new window), Site: manavneuropsychiatry.in Opens in new window
Nair Hospital (Psychiatry department) supports dementia diagnosis/ treatment and also has a weekly psychogeriatric clinic (currently Thursday). Contact the department of (Dr. Alka Subramanyam) for details. Address: BYL Nair Charitable Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College, Dr. A.L.Nair Road, Mumbai 400008, Tel: (022) 23027000
Web: www.tnmcnair.com/ Opens in new window
Patkar Nursing Home Dr. Sachin Patkar supports dementia at Patkar Nursing Home, Block 1, Plot 189-A,Elaichi Villa, Near Sion Hospital, Sion (W) Mumbai-400022, Phone : (022) 24091368 / 24077736, Mobiles: +91-9833065549 / +91-9821082802, Email: email@example.com, Site: drsachinpatkar.com/ Opens in new window
Dr.Santosh Bangar – Neuropsychiatrist. A dementia specialist, runs the MIND (Mental Illness and Dementia) clinic for senior citizens. May do home visits as per request. Contact: Om Chambers, 203, 2nd Floor Kemp’s Corner, Mumbai 400 036, Phones 022-23697844, +917777009500. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, aWeb: icare4seniors.in
Dr.Ashutosh Shetty -Dementia Specialist Neurologist. Neuron Clinic, C-1, Ratandeep CHS, Next to Shopper’s Stop, S V Road, Andheri West. Contact 022 26255224, 022 64500777 From 10am to 7pm
Additional Listings: Other organizations involved in counseling/ dementia awareness
(Some of these may also provide home-based dementia assessments/ stimulation/ advice/ support)
Echoing Healthy Ageing (EHA): Provides support for dementia through multiple initiatives in Mumbai. EHA offers home based cognitive stimulation activities at home for People with Dementia. This is available in all parts of Mumbai. Group therapy sessions are conducted in a centre in lower Parel ,Mumbai. Also, customised training for family caregivers,formal caregivers on Caring for person with dementia is available in Mumbai. Contact :Echoing Healthy Ageing, Workbay,Church Avenue,Off S.V.Road,Santacruz W,Mumbai 54,E-mail: email@example.com , Ph: (+91) 9167 61 3665, (+91) 9867 83 2665, Contact person: Amrita (Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EchoingHealthyAgeing/info, website: www.echoinghealthyageing.com/
They have recently (news received Feb 2020) started group cognitive stimulation activities open to persons in early /moderate stages of dementia. Venue: A-9, Ben Nevis, Near Indian Oil petrol pump, Bhulabhai Desai road , Mumbai 26. For queries and registrations, contact Amrita: 9167613665 or Jeeva centre 9321100349.
Synapsium: This is a brain health clinic that offers neurological and psychological healthcare services such as comprehensive counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive evaluations and rehabilitation care. This includes geriatric memory & dementia evaluations and rehab. Contact Synapsium Brain Health Clinic, Panchsheel Plaza, Hughes Road, Near Dharam Palace, Mumbai – 400 007. Phones: 022 23633103 | +91 9820963103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.synapsium.in
Tanvi Mallya’s Eldercare Services(TMECS): TMECS provides several home-based services for person with dementia and family caregivers. Includes home assessments, customized care plans that are kept updated, cognitive stimulation therapy, training, counselling, physical therapy, caregiver counselling, and other relevant support for managing care. They support families all across Mumbai. See the website at tanvimallyaseldercare.in/, or check their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TMECS1 Contact: +919920249321 Email: email@example.com
Other suggestions received: One suggestion received is of two freelance gerontologists (from TISS?) who do home visits and may be able to help persons with dementia (no details known, please contact them directly to evaluate/ find out): Yogini Parikh (from Worli) 9167541570 & Veena Wataney(Thane) 9820502968.
Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care
Names received from various sources for organizations that provide home care services for seniors. Some of them may support dementia care.
Care24 (Mumbai-based) (may support dementia care also) Contact +91-22-3349 1491 (Mumbai). Website: care24.co.in
HealthSpring(Mumbai-based) provides various health packages for health care, including support at home for emergency responses (please reconfirm) Contact +91-22-3349 1491 (Mumbai). Website: www.healthspring.in
Senior Stars at Home was one entity for which a suggestion was received. Contact person: Dr. Sagar Pathare,
+91-9820049075. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: seniorstarsathome.com)
Others: Additional names suggested: Arooj (022 3349 1888 |902 907 9999, site: arooj.in), a home health care service, claims on its site to supply attendants even for dementia, but please check/ evaluate – we could not get any feedback/ validation.
Evexious Healthcare (www.evexiushealthcare.com, +91 8860923233, email@example.com) : for home health care and concierge services, no data received.
Some multi-city organizations that may be offering support in Mumbai. 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
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 https://www.nightingales.in/
Portea : (Bangalore-based) Contact 1800 121 2323 Website portea.com
Additional Listings: Organizations possibly supporting dementia through diagnosis, day care, full-time care homes, other services
This section is for names received from readers/ volunteers/ newspaper reports/ other sources for organizations that may provide dementia support directly, or as a part of their overall work for seniors. Some may have day cares or residential cares. 24 x 7 Care Home and/ or Day Care.
Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown, and residential places stopped visitors. Some also stopped new admissions. Please contact the organization directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using their services.
Golden Care Retirement Homes https://www.goldencare.co.in/ ): A message received says that this facility at Mulund also accepts and supports persons with dementia. Golden Care, 1st Floor, New Aishwarya CHS, Goshala Rd, Mulund (W), Mumbai 80, Tel: 9930378427, 9819163683, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.goldercare.co.in No more details are available. Please contact them to find out/ evaluate. Contact 99303 78427, 98191 63683. Email: email@example.com
Prof. Ram Kapse Senior Citizen Care Centre, Palghar, part of Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Trust, provides residential care with individualized care and suitable rehabilitation support for seniors with neuropsychotic conditions like stroke, paralysis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s/ dementia. This is part of Rural Homoeopathic Hospital, Palghar – Boisar Road, Opp. S.T. Workshop, Palghar 401 404, Maharashtra. Contact office at 7720016358, Dr. Nikunj Jani, Coordinator, 77200156995 and Ms Vidya Patil, social worker, 7720016377. The Trust’s site is at mldtrust.org
Varista (http://www.varista.org): Data has been received that Varista, a Daytime Center for seniors run by professionals to provide a suitable environment for seniors, also accepts elders with dementia in their day care. Contact: Varista, Ground Floor, Omeez Apartments, Dattatrey Road, Across Indian Bank, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400 054, Tel: +91 22 26606033 (Mon-Fri 9.00 am to 7.00 pm) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An additional service in Mumbai is Mayacare, which has volunteers who help elders/ disabled persons by providing assistance/ company for outdoor services like shopping, visiting the bank, doctors, social functions, etc., doing transactions like applying for gas connections or preparing affidavits. Contact them using their Faceboook page Opens in new window or their email id: email@example.com The Mumbai contact number is +91 – 9594073475
Good feedback was received in 2014 regarding placing an elder with dementia in Rajpal Hospital (in Kopar Khairane near Vashi), later renamed as Balaji Healthcare, website www.balajihealthcare.in (though this did not apparently mention dementia support). This data is old, and just a single family’s feedback, so please check for yourself.
Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors
Prominent organizations working for seniors are (alphabetic order):
Dignity Foundation: This Mumbai-based organization works for senior citizens through initiatives in some large cities. The main office in B-206 Byculla Service Industries Premises, D K Cross Road (Sussex Road), Byculla East, Mumbai 400 027. Tel: 022- 6138 1100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Website : www.dignityfoundation.com/ (Please note that the Dignity Dementia Day Care which was in Dadar, and later moved to Byculla, is no longer functioning.)
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 Mumbai office: 022-26370754 / 40 / 09821224513. Email: >email@example.com, More emails: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: helpageindia.org
The Silver Innings group, including the NGO (not for profit) Silver Inning Foundation and the for-profit Silver Innings Social Enterprise, is managed by Sailesh Mishra, an active worker for elder causes, including advocacy. Silver Innings has an active Facebook presence and web presence at various places, including: www.silverinnings.in Opens in new window, www.silverinningfoundation.org Opens in new window, silverinnings.blogspot.com Opens in new window. Their referral number is 9029000091, open 24 hours, but preferably used between 7am to 8pm. Silver Innings arranges multiple events and provides various types of support and services. These include some dementia-related work also; see above or visit the sites mentioned.
Pain/ Palliative Care
One hospital that is actively working in palliative care is Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road. They have a palliative care unit; look for the services they offer. Contact information at: Bhakti Vedanta Hospital Opens in new window.
Palliative care is also available in cancer hospitals/ hospices: such as Tata Memorial Hospital Opens in new window and Shanti Avedna Sadan Opens in new window. These services are likely to be focused on palliative care for cancer. Palliative resources in Maharashtra are listed by Pallium Opens in new window.
When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.
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
- 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 Mumbai, Greater Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bombay, 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)
If you are looking for information and suggestions for handling care situations, some useful links are: Quick access to a Caregiving Essential Toolkit and Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care.
Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.
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).