Dr. Naveen Thomas
It has indeed been a privilege to know Mr. Shaji Philip at a personal level and witness the wonderful service rendered to the elderly with physical needs through Advantage Elder Care. I am impressed to note that this service is rendered, placing a special emphasis on preserving the dignity of the older person. The felt need for an organized setup where a 'Home away from Home' can be provided to those in the evening of their lives has been increasing dramatically. Elder care, when delivered sensitively and respectfully, laced with love, is invaluable to the families who are increasingly becoming more and more nuclear. I have no hesitation to commend the services of Mr Shaji Philip and the wonderful team at 'Advantage Elder Care' to anyone who has a need for such help.
MS., DNB (Gen. Surgery)
M Ch (Paed. Surgery)
Mphil (HHSM, BITS,pilani)
Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Dr. Alexander Thomas
I have known Mr. Shaji from my time as Director of Bangalore Baptist Hospital. He has provided service in the crucial and much needed area of elder care. Many of families that I have referred to him appreciated the care that his team provides. The sincerity and compassion of his team makes his institution a home away from home. I wish him and the team all the best as they continue to serve in the spirit of Christ.
Executive Director, Association of Healthcare Providers India
President, Association of National Board of Accredited Institutions (ANBAI)
President, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO)
Consultant, World Bank
Chairman, Health Sector Skills Council, Karnataka
Shaji Philip executive director of Advantage Elder Care is a low profile organiser, who has devoted himself to the care and service of the aged. Through the three homes he has helped establish in Bangalore and the training institution for nurses and care givers drawn from weaker sections essentially from rural and remote areas he has responded to an urgent need felt in our society.
Homes Care services provided by this organisation is a boon to countless families in need of support services in their homes.
I have experienced his unique qualities of head and heart.
I wish him success in his plans for the future, may God bless him and his team of silent workers.
Three years ago I met Dr Shaji Philip in connection with the admission of my parents at Advantage Elder Care, Yelahanka. My father had suffered from a paralytic stroke and both parents were over 85 years of age. They needed to be placed in a facility that assured them of constant medical watch and personalized physical assistance to attend to their daily chores. Gladly for me, my search ended with Advantage Elder Care, with Dr. Shaji Philip as its head. I was deeply impressed by Dr. Shaji Philip’s vision, commitment and compassionate disposition.
Imagine a young man giving up a lucrative career in Rehab Care in the Middle East, returning to Bangalore to establish a home for Elder Care.
Over the past 3 years I have had the opportunity to observe the workings at Advantage Elder Care from close quarters. I admire the excellent leadership of Dr. Shaji Philip in grooming a fine team of caregivers together with qualified medical staff, who have made an elder care home into heaven of tranquility, security, happiness and belongingness for nearly 100 residents, all at the eventide of their lives.
For all this, we owe great debt of gratitude to Dr. Shaji Philip, an embodiment of selfless love.
Dr. Shaji Philip, not only deserves our applause, but the wholehearted encouragement and support of one and all to carry this work forward.
Former Principal – Clarence High School
Former Board of Director – Clarence High School
Dr. Ali Khwaja, B.Tech (IIT), MIE,MIIM, Ph.D
A new person seeing Mr. Shaji Philip can be excused if he thinks he is a successful businessman, executive or even a film star. A pleasant, towering and impressive personality, soft-spoken demeanor, and a beaming continence describe this man who is so much more than his appearance.
At a time when most people of his age are busy building their empires and bank balances, Mr. Shaji has chosen to serve the most under-served segment of society – The sick, bedridden or aged persons who need tender loving care more than anything else in life. I have seen the Advantages of Advant-age as it grew over the years due to the commitment, hard work and efficiency of the team he has painstakingly built up. Innumerable people of all ages get solace from being in a protected and loving alternate home, and many families get relief when they cannot take care of their sick or bedridden elders.
My heartiest congratulations to the entire team of Advant-age and my good wishes and blessings on the eve of the commencement of the new year 2016, with the hope that it will herald good health and care to many, many more.
Counsellor, Columnist and Life Skills Coach
Chairman, Banjara Academy, R T Nagar.
Fr. Xavier Alphonse S.J.
He is a compassionate, committed individual who has devoted his life to the welfare of the terminally ill, whom I also consider as marginalized in this society.
Ex-Director – ICRDCE (Chennai)
Rev. Flinter Stephen
Mr. Shaji Philip is a humble dedicated visionary and this is evidenced in establishing the Advantage Elder Care centres in Kothanur and Yelahanka. His love for the Lord Jesus flows out to the Elderly with various needs. The LORD bless his selfless sacrificial service to bring Glory to the Lord in 2016 is my prayer.
Senior Pastor – CSI Church Group
Dr. Nilufer Rahuman, MS. MBBS-Opthamologist
I have been associated with AEC home for almost a decade and have seen Mr. Shaji grow manifold in such a short time. The work he is doing is very humbling and he does is with a lot of sincerity, passion and love. I wish him the very best in life.
Executive Director, Avhieta Hospital and Health Care
Rev. Dr. Jacob Cherian
I am happy to write a few words about Mr. Shaji Philip and the excellent work that is rendered by his team of dedicated staff in the homes run by Advantage Elder Care.
I have seen their admirable work at close quarters they render professional care with respect and grace. A few of my relatives received the best of care; and my parents were wonderfully served for two years by home-nursing staff.
I commend the pioneering vision and leadership of Mr. Shaji Philip, the Director of Advantage, and pray that God will enable him and his team of nurses and administrative staff to continue this inspiring service to many more.
Professor, Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore
Fr. Francis Pinto
Divine Mercy To Advantage Elder Care
Dear Shaji, you are a wonderful family to the Chronologically Advantaged as they are called today. With the increasing of Homes for these beautiful people who have contributed so much to their families and our country, it appears that the younger generation are throwing away their relationships with their elders as they have become ‘useless’ to them. Your Home has welcomed such cast-ways, for whom their very own flesh and blood, who have done so much for their children. You have really worked hard to touch the lives of these elders with your team of Doctors and nurses.
You showed special care for Fr. Alvino Noronha during the last months of his life. With your faith, love, life, deeds may God bless you and help you to continue to maintain a real HOME where Faith, Hope and Love are born and Jesus in his Divine Mercy help you.
May God bless you, your entire team and your near and dear ones. May our Mother Mary hold you close to her heart.
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