Mrs. Josephine Wilson aged 95, a resident at our Kothanur home...
In September 2013, our aunty Josephine Wilson, 94 years old and living alone, fell down and fractured her hip. She was operated on successfully but her convalescence required 24 hours care and attention. We were in a great dilemma as to who would take care of her as her only son is settled abroad as his job requires. At this stage it was our responsibility to look after her.
Fortunately, the surgeon who operated on her, Dr.Bopanna, recommended "Advantage Elder Care", this was God's way of guiding us.
We approached Mr. Shaji Philip, the Executive Director AEC, who readily offered to take our aunty in his care.
Now a year later, we are glad to say that the meticulous care given ensured that our aunty is able to walk independently and take part in all activities.
The cleanliness, hygiene and personal attention given to the residents, round the clock is to be seen to be believed.
Well done, God Bless and Thank you...
Mrs. Annamma Ulahannan
Mrs. Ulahannan, an 83 year old, came to our care home in March 2006. She had Parkinson's disease, early dementia, failing health, and was on four different medications. She required partial assistance with bathing, dressing, medication management and getting in and out of bed, and full assistance in using the bathroom. Before we met her, she was living alone in her daughter's flat with the help of several part-time aides. Her daughter lived in France and son in Mumbai. Between them there was a lot of difference of opinion which led to both of them being unwilling to take on the care of their mother. Her children were still unwilling to pay for her care, but a few relatives pitched in with financial support.
Mrs. Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan
Mrs. Srinivasan, 58, was full of energy, and even though she lost her husband at a very young age, she managed her life well and took to single parenting both her children. Her daughter was married to a physician and they settled in a different city and her son lived abroad. Through a tragic accident, she became a coma patient. On the fateful day, while inspecting a second floor construction, she fell from a height which resulted in a head injury. Since then she was in coma. Her son, who worked as an attorney in the U.S., tried looking after her with home nurses, but due to non-availability of nurses and frequent problems he decided to shift her to our care home. Being a coma patient she needed a lot of attention to her care. Her son was relieved with regard to his mother's care as he found that she got adequate and appropriate care in our home.
Mr. & Mrs. Lakshman Rao
The Times of India hailed Mr. Rao as "the man who built Bangalore" in his obituary. The Deccan Herald said "the grand old man of Bangalore is no more." Being a top bureaucrat, in truth he did build Bangalore. In his long and checkered career, Mr. Rao worked with the central government and as state home secretary. To friends and admirers Mr. Rao remains a visionary. He was 88 when he was admitted to our care home along with his wife who was ailing with Alzheimer's disease. Both of them needed 24 hour nursing attention. Their children, who were also aged, could not handle the care of their parents and decided to take our help. We looked after them for a long period until their death.
Mrs. Saraswathi Rajaram
Mrs. Rajaram was a wonderful human being. Even at 98, her faculties were intact, though she was very frail and found it difficult even to sit up. She was always smiling and ready to sing "Johnny, Johnny ... yes papa ... " She was admitted to the home by her son who was a doctor in Kerala. It was a forced decision for him and his wife since his wife had to go to the U.S. to take care of their daughter's delivery. The doctor and his wife came back after six months of stay in the U.S., but fate intervened and snatched away the doctor. Two months after, the doctor's son, who was a young man working in the hotel industry, succumbed to another tragic accident. Saraswathiamma was ignorant of the tragedies and lived for a while under our care.
Advantage Elder Care, Kothanur
42/2, Behind CSI Colony, Kothanur Post, Baglur Road, Bengaluru - 560077
Advantage Elder Care, Yelahanka
(Via) Bettahalasuru, Bengaluru North - 562157
Landline: 080 28465450