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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] [1]

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

For dementia help, contact the various dementia organizations listed below.

Helplines for senior citizens

Facility Address and other details
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.

24 x 7 Care Home
Jagruti Dementia Care
Contact:
Dr. Amar Shinde
Jagruti Dementia Care Centre, Manjari Farm, Pune-Solapur Road, Hadapsar, Pune-412307.
Phone: 020-69333220, Mobile : 9371425026, email: jagrutidementia@gmail.com
Website: jagrutidementiacare.com Opens in new window [5] (Also see some details of their rooms and services at: Facilities at Jagruti Dementia Care Opens in new window [6].

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. You can also contact Ms. Mangala Joglekar at +91 90110 39345, email: mangal.joglekar@gmail.com or visit their website at alzsupportpune.org Opens in new window [7]
One very valuable resource listing for caregivers is available at the site at this link Opens in new window [8].

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
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).

In 2011, Chaitanya started the ARDSI Pune Chapter (Pune Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India) and hosted the (November 2011) ARDSI XVI National Conference. The chapter has not been active since then, but may become active again. 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
Website: http://www.poonahospital.org/ Opens in new window [9]

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. Contact them to know more, schedule a viewing, and to evaluate for suitability and reliability, etc.

24 x 7 Care Home
Assisted Living from Epoch Elder Care
Contact: Email: info@epocheldercare.com, shweta@epocheldercare.com
Phone: + 91 989 968 1595
Website: http://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.

24 x 7 Care Home
Tapas Elder Care
Address: 7/2/8 Krishna Nagar, Near sunny Sports Complex, Someshwar Wadi, Pashan, Pune 411008
Email: info@dementiaeldercare.com
Phone: + 91-881-889-6041
Website: http://dementiaeldercare.com

Additional Listings: Other possible resources for dementia information/ diagnosis/ care (based on newsreports of dementia-related events)

Some of the organizations listed may be providing 24 x 7 Care Home

and/ or

Day Care

Madhurbhav (AJ Foundation) is a relatively old entity in elder care, which also offers residential care dementia. Visit their website Opens in new window [10]. Facebook presence is at www.facebook.com/MadhurBhav/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madhurbhav-Old-Age-Home/206414583160804 Their contact, as per their site, is +91 9850016669, +91 8805501600, +91 9921059898 Email: ajfoundation05@gmail.com

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 [11]. Contact 093733 14849

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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 this link Opens in new window [8].

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 http://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

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 [13]. 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: dignitypune@gmail.com, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DignityFoundation Website : http://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: pune@helpageindia.org [14], More emails: headoffice@helpageindia.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 [15] or their email id: 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 [17].

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 [18]

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City-wise/ Region-wise resources [19] andResources across multiple Indian cities [20]. 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: ndh@ardsi.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.

Other useful links are: Quick access to a Caregiving Essential Toolkit [21] and Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care [13].

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

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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: February 7, 2019