City-based start-up reaches out to the elderly in need of healthcare
Janardhanan*, who turned 80 three weeks ago, has been bed-ridden for close to a year. Recently, his son fixed a date for a house warming ceremony for his new home. Janardhanan, however, was unsure if he could attend. But, instead of giving up hope, he got in touch with city-based start-up HealthAbove60 to find a solution. When he finally attended the function, with the help of doctors and nurses, the family’s joy knew no bounds. For the HealthAbove60 team, it was just another day’s work.
The start-up, which began last year, caters to the needs of the geriatric population. “We provide all kinds of care — from counselling to home healthcare — to help the elderly lead a comfortable life,” J. Krishna Kavya, co-founder of the startup said.
They have a team of doctors, including specialists, to undertake house visits; nurses for daily care and even people for undertaking health checkups and physiotherapy at home. “For many of the elders, a family physician who knows their condition and who can prescribe and even deliver medicine is essential. For others, just someone who will listen to them is enough. We make sure we provide elders all these services,” she said. The home nurses go through a rigorous weekly or bi-monthly training process to help them care for the elderly, and a number of checks are in place to ensure that the quality of service is high, she added.
In the past year, 500 clients used their services. They can be reached at 9884639400 firstname.lastname@example.org.