Resources for dementia care: Pune (Maharashtra)

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]

Quick Ref: To quickly locate the full-time cares in or near Pune, look for the symbol
24 x 7 Care Home.

Facilities for persons with Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

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

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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Jagruti Dementia Care
Contact: Dr. Amar Shinde, Jagruti Dementia Care Centre, Manjari Farm, Pune-Solapur Road, Hadapsar, Pune-412307. Phone: +91 98222 07761, Email: jagrutirehabcentre@gmail.com, jagrutidementia@gmail.com Website: www.jagrutirehab.org/dementia-care.html Opens in new window

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 , Phone: (020) 4915 3234, 4915 3227

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. Contact Ms. Mangala Joglekar at +91 90110 39345, email: mangal.joglekar@gmail.com or visit website alzsupportpune.org Opens in new window (This includes Marathi content) One very valuable resource listing for caregivers here is this link Opens in new window.

Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre (and ARDSI Pune Chapter)

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, Website: chaitanyarehab.com/, Emails: info@chaitanyarehab.com , puneardsi@gmail.com , chaitanya_rony@hotmail.com , chaitanyaroney@gmail.com and chaitanya.rony@gmail.com (email responses not reliable)
Contact person: Rony George (9823435045).

Rony George is also the contact for the ARDSI Pune Chapter , address Bhagatpuram, SRV No. 31/A Kondhwa BK, near Khadi Machine Chowk , Pune 411 048. Ph 9823435045, Email chaitanya.rony@gmail.com

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 unclear whether the memory clinic is still functioning, please contact them to find out about their available dementia services.
Neurology Department, Poona Hospital and Research Centre, Survey No 27, Near Alka Cinema, Sadashiv Peth, Pune – 411030 , Tel Nos: (020) 24331706, 24331707, 24331708, 66096000 , Website: www.poonahospital.org/ Opens in new window

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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Assisted Living from Epoch Elder Care
Contact: Email: info@epocheldercare.com , shweta@epocheldercare.com  Phone: + 91 989 968 1595  Website: www.epocheldercare.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 the organization 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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Tapas Elder Care Address: 7/2/8 Krishna Nagar, Near Sunny Sports Complex, Someshwar Wadi, Pashan, Pune 411008 Email: tapashealthcare2018@gmail.com Phone: + 91-881-889-6041  Website: www.tapashealthcare.com/

MadhurBhav

MadhurBhav : This is a relatively old entity in elder care, and 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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MadhurBhav (AJ Foundation)  Visit their website Opens in new window.  Contact: +91 8805501600, +91 9921059898
Email: ajfoundation05@gmail.com Facebook presence is at www.facebook.com/MadhurBhav/

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

(based on news reports of dementia-related events)
Some of the organizations listed may be providing 24 x 7 Care Home and/ or 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.

Rainbow Day Care has been mentioned  by some caregivers 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. Please contact them for current offerings  SRCF Elder Care & Training Centre, Ground floor, Opposite Alankaran Lawns (SRPF Grounds),Sr. no. 53/23, SRP GR II Road, Wanowarie, Pune 411040< Phone: +91 9595 15 7011 Mobile: +91 9321 95 2974 Email: hello@src.foundation Web: src.foundation Opens in new window
Ananddham, Jyestha Nagrik Virangula Kendra. are orther names mentioned by some caregivers for day care.
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 resource listing for caregivers, which includes nursing bureaus, is available 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
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

One lead in 2013 from a volunteer said good user feedback was obtained for this: “HEMA, an agency that operates out of Tingre Nagar run by a lady called Jothi and her son Vikram. Phone +919226845318” – this is very old data and no validation was done.

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: dignitypune@gmail.com , Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DignityFoundation Website : www.dignityfoundation.com
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: pune@helpageindia.org, More emails: headoffice@helpageindia.org Website: helpageindia.org
Mayacare,  is an additional service in Pune. It has volunteers who help elders/ disabled persons assistance/ company for outdoor services like shopping, visiting the bank, doctors, social functions, etc., transactions like applying for gas connections or preparing affidavits. Contact them using their Faceboook page Opens in new window or service@mayacare.com. The Pune contact numbers: +91- 9552510411/ 9552510400

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Marathi)

See:Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Marathi.

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

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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 and Resources 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 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 and Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care.

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).