This page contains information specific for dementia care in Pune, for the convenience of caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer]
- Facilities for persons with Alzheimer’s/ other dementias.
- Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Marathi).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
Quick Ref: To quickly locate the full-time cares in or near Pune, look for the symbol
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For dementia help, contact the various dementia organizations listed below.
Helplines for senior citizens
- Pune Police Senior Citizens Helpline: Run by the Commissionerate of Police, Pune, and Athashri Foundation: 020-26111103 (working days, working hours) For emergency outside these hours, use the normal police emergency number, 100.
- Helpage helpline: All-India tollfree number: 1800-180-1253. Pune number: 020-20265513
- Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at +91 – 20 – 26851221, Mon-Fri, working hours, run by Dignity Foundation
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|Jagruti Dementia Care||Jagruti Dementia Care provides services for persons with dementia who need medical attention–these include rehabilitation, medical care, respite, and hospice/ end-of-life care. Emergency services are also available. Their full-time facility can accommodate 100 dementia patients.
Update July 12, 2020: Given the COVID situation, Jagruti continues its services but has added some additional precautions regarding admission and to keep their residents safe. Please contact them to know more.
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|Dementia support services at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital||Various dementia diagnosis and support initiatives are available at the hospital. For days and timings, contact:
Memory Clinic, Neurology Department, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Erandvane, Pune 411004
In addition to the Memory Clinic, the Alzheimer Support Group, Pune initiative includes guidance and counselling, memory improvement and memory exercise programs, and caregiver support group meetings. You can also contact Ms. Mangala Joglekar at +91 90110 39345, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at alzsupportpune.org Opens in new window (This includes Marathi content)
|Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre||Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre works in the area of mental health and rehabilitation and offers a range of services for various conditions, including dementia. Their contact is:
Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre, B.J. Park, S.V. No. 49/1A, Opp.Shatrunjay Jain Temple, Katraj – Kondhwa Road, Pune – 411048
Phone: 020 26930060 / 64780215, 9823435045, +91 9822308491
Emails: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (email responses not reliable)
Contact person: Rony George (9823435045). The chapter has not been very active but in any case, Chaitanya offers some dementia-related services. Please contact them to know more.
|Poona Hospital||Poona Hospital and Research Centre was earlier running a memory clinic in collaboration with Easai Pharma (the “memory clinic” is listed on the Easai site). While it is not clear whether the Poona Hospital memory clinic is still functioning, you can contact them to find out about their available services related to dementia and caregiving support.
Neurology Department, Poona Hospital and Research Centre, Survey No 27, Near Alka Cinema, Sadashiv Peth, Pune – 411030
Tel Nos: (020) 24331706, 24331707, 24331708, 66096000
|Assisted Living from Epoch Elder Care||Monet House, Epoch Elder Care: This is a very small-capacity, very high-priced assisted living facility in Kharadi, Pune. They accept elders who need help with activities of daily living, including persons with dementia. They provide person-centric care and basic nursing support. The admission process includes discussions and counselling to ensure that the person will fit at the facility and can be given suitable care by the Epoch team. Some pictures and details are on www.epocheldercare.com/#our-homes . Contact them to know more, schedule a viewing, and to evaluate for suitability and reliability, etc.
Update July, 2020: Given the COVID situation, their additional processes and precautions and changes in provided services are partly explained on their site, but contact them for more.
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Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
|Tapas Elder Care||Tapas Elder Care : This 24×7 care home accepts persons with dementia for short and long term stay. They provide person-centric care, have activities regularly, and have the support and advice of experts and doctors. Contact them to know more, and to evaluate for suitability and reliability, etc. May have day care Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown, and residential places stopped visitors. Some also stopped new admissions. Please contact TAPAS directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using their services.
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|MadhurBhav||MadhurBhav : This is a relatively old entity in elder care, which also offers residential care dementia in its Hinjewadi facility. Contact them to know more.
As per information received from them in July 2020, their COVID preparation and precautions are discussed in this video: Madhur Bhav Fights COVID -19 Opens in new window.
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|Additional Listings: Other possible resources for dementia information/ diagnosis/ care (based on newsreports of dementia-related events)
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|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.
Some caregivers have mentioned Rainbow Day Care as a day care for elders that accepts persons with dementia. See their Facebook page Opens in new window. Contact 093733 14849
Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF): This works in preventive and rehabilitative healthcare. They offer dementia-related services, including home care providers and a day care. Their offered services may have changed, so please contact them to find more. Contact: SRCF Elder Care & Training Centre, Ground floor, Opposite Alankaran Lawns (SRPF Grounds),Sr. no. 53/23, SRP GR II Road
Another name mentioned by some caregivers for day care is Ananddham, Jyestha Nagrik Virangula Kendra.
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital has organized dementia-related events in the past, and is a possible dementia resource.
|Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care||One very valuable resource listing for caregivers, which includes nursing bureaus, is available at the Alzheimer Support Group Pune’s site at this link Opens in new window.
Some multi-city organizations that may be offering support in Pune. 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
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get trained attendants, and many families use general attendants and train them on dementia themselves or with the help of volunteers. Even attendants trained by agencies for dementia often need additional training. Read a detailed discussion on this topic at: Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care. Also, please ensure that you evaluate any service/ facility before using it.
|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 Pune office is at Savio Villa, 78/4, Divya Nagar, Near Jambhulkar chowk, Wanawadi, Pune – 411040. Tel: 020-26851221 / 8600012444 (Working Mon-Fri, working hours only) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DignityFoundation Website : https://www.dignityfoundation.com/ (The old page at https://www.facebook.com/Punedignity is no longer being used)
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 Pune office: 020-20265513 Email: email@example.com, More emails: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: helpageindia.org
An additional service in Pune 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 Pune contact numbers: +91- 9552510411/9552510400
Click here for our full list of dementia/ care resources in various Indian languages (currently Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu): Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Indian Languages
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 andResources across multiple Indian cities. 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 Pune, Poona, Puna , 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 National Dementia Helpline ( 0484-277-5088). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or other helplines handled by the ARDSI National Office (09846198471,09846198786, 09846198473)
- 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.
Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.
Disclaimer:Data on this page 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).
Page/ post last updated on: August 2, 2020