Since 1987 SAJIDA Foundation has been one of Bangladesh’s most respected and trusted non-profit providers of health, financial and social services. We deliver programs to over 6 million people in 2,328 villages, across 22 districts with a workforce of 3,340 personnel.

Our Elder Care program has been specifically designed to provide people of financial means with access to quality care for their loved ones. Our Elder Care program builds on our considerable experience from providing clinical and personal care at our two hospitals. Profits from our Elder Care program are reinvested to support services for less well-off patients.

Our Elder Care program is an excellent resource to provide the help you need in-home for an aging relative. We offer individualized options: You may just need someone to create a safe environment for your peace of mind while you are at work. Or maybe your relative needs major assistance with their daily living activities. We also provide nursing services for someone who is medically fragile or requiring professional expertise such as tube feeding or airway management. Whatever your needs, SAJIDA Elder Healthcare offers versatile, flexible, and customized services that you can trust.

Our unique approach brings the services

To reduce the discomfort of urban travel, we offer a unique and comprehensive range of services that can be delivered at home. This way, visits to a hospital or clinic for treatments and testing can be minimized. Our cus tomized in-home Elder Care packages can combine personal and clinical care, assistive devices, physiotherapy, and much more. We bring the service to you!

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We individualize services for your

Our first assessment occurs at an at-home intake visit, where we will begin exploring the structure of services that best suit your family needs. We have organized the care that we provide into three levels, each serving different needs.. We are able to mix levels as a total care package to meet every aspect of your requirements.

Our staff receive continuous training

All of our caregivers undergo comprehensive training from their supervisors who are professional nurses (BSN minimum). Before hiring, caregiver applicants undergo rigorous assessment to understand their experience, motivation and suitability. Level-2 caregivers are paramedics, many of them trained in our own hospital-based Institute of Health Sciences under the mentorship of doctors, nurses and trained personnel from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Level-3 caregivers are diploma and BSN nurses with experience caring for acutely ill patients. Training for all caregivers begins with a week-long orientation followed by day-long refresher sessions on varied topics every three months. Twelve of our caregivers have received 6-weeks training in end-of-life care by the Center of Palliative Care, BSMMU. While making their regular home visits, our supervisors also provide just-in-time training tailored to the need of specific clients.

Professional nurses supervise the care

The Elder Care management team includes a experienced senior nurses who make regular visits to assess the quality of care that we are providing. They also monitor staff performance, check documentation and solicit feedback from clients and their family members. Our back-office staff include accountants and analysts who monitor all accounts to ensure that our services are invoiced with the integrity for which the SAJIDA Foundation is well-recognized. The Elder Care program benefits from the advice of international experts who share best practices in professional development sessions with our management team.

Future Direction

SAJIDA Foundation is responding to the increasing demand for high quality care in the community.  Some of the initiatives that we are currently developing include:

SAJIDA Advice Centre

Often there is an immediate need for a family member or patient to seek advice when one of our caregivers is not present.  Our response to this is to set up a call centre, available 24/7.  Our call centre will assist with:

  1. Emergency situations;
  2. How to access SAJIDA’s Elder Health services;
  3. Basic information on identifying and describing health care issues;
  4. Where to go to seek specialist services;
  5. Renting or purchasing Assistive Devices from SAJIDA Foundation or other organisations.

Elder care home

A beautifully designed, planned living environment for elder full-time living located in Ashulia, just  9 kms from the Uttara suburb of Dhaka.  Accommodation will range from single unit living suites to multi-person living suites.  All suites will have their own kitchens. A number of common areas, suitable for social and recreational purposes, will be provided. Care will be provided 24/7 through caregivers living on the premises.  Particular attention is being given to providing an environmentally friendly design using natural materials that provides a warm and welcoming feel to the surroundings.

Assistive Living Centre

This will comprise a multi-storied building providing a range of care and rehabilitation services.  It is anticipated that the Assistive Living Centre will be located close to comprehensive amenities such as hospitals, clinics and shopping.

OVERVIEW OF ELDER CARE SERVICES

If you’re caring for a family member with health problems, you may feel exhausted as you juggle care-giving duties with work, parenting and managing your household. In fact, Bangladesh’s working-age population is facing an increasingly demanding lifestyle, which often requires them to be absent from home for extended periods. These factors place a burden on the quality and consistency of care that can be provided by the family in the home.

We take a compassionate and attentive approach to plan services that help balance everyone’s needs. Our professional caregiving team includes nurses, paramedics, counsellors, physiotherapists and physicians so we can provide excellent out-patient services at home.

Elder Care

We recognize that elders wish to spend their twilight years at home, so they can maintain their freedom and dignity. In addition to our Elder Care program described elsewhere on this website, SAJIDA Home Healthcare is a reliable option if your aged relative is experiencing a temporary illness such as influenza or minor stroke, requiring a little extra support for a few weeks. Staying at home not only allows for healing contact with family and friends, it also reduces the harmful disorientation many elderly people experience while in hospital.

Care for Children

More than any other age group, children benefit the most from care at home. SAJIDA Home Care can help keep hospital stays to the necessary minimum. We can provide appropriately-trained caregivers for many situations. For example, your child might be at home recovering from a recent surgery and you feel uncomfortable managing bandages and normal care while they recuperate. Or you need to get back to work but your child is not quite ready for school and you don’t want to leave them with untrained minders. In some cases, we provide occasional or continuous support for children with more serious on-going health problems avoiding unnecessary hospital stays so your child can stay in a familiar environment.

Recovery Assistance

When people return home from a hospital stay, they are often confronted with many new and unexpected challenges such as medication management, limited mobility and wound care. Following your relative’s hospital discharge, you can count on our experience, compassion and attention to service to ensure their complete and speedy recovery at home.

Chronic care

Chronic conditions are illnesses that last a long time, sometimes forever. They are often difficult to manage, requiring great care in medication administration, diet discipline and ensuring that physical exercise is undertaken regularly. In some case, chronic conditions can be debilitating requiring care beyond the ability of most family members. SAJIDA Home Healthcare can step in to provide the care

planning, compassion and time needed for people suffering from such conditions.

Respite for Family Caregivers

Family members caring for a sick or disabled relative may suffer significant stress and additional health problems. Particularly for an aging spouse, this burden can be draining with less time for vacations, socialising, work or exercise. The hard work of providing care 24/7 can create strain for the entire family. Over time this increases the risk for depression, illness and an overall decline in quality of life. In fact, an estimated 46 percent to 59 percent of family caregivers suffer from clinical depression.

Despite this, you may find it difficult to pass all of the needed care giving onto a professional. SAJIDA Elder Care can help with planning so you can continue as the principal caregiver. We offer short-term respite services so you can take a much-needed break, for an afternoon a week or a short holiday. We offer information resources and adaptive devices that can save time and also reduce stress and strain. We can help out with special tasks such as bathing. SAJIDA Elder Care is here to help you help your loved one at home.

ELDER CARE PACKAGES AND PRICES

Depending on the intake-assessment and the need of the patients, the Elder care services are provided at three different levels.

Care Package Details Cost Per Shift (Amount in BDT.)
12 Hours 8 Hours 6 Hours
Level 1 – Caregiver Assistance with activities of daily living [ADL’s], range of motion exercises, walking, movement and positioning, oral feeding, recording and reporting vitals, and insulin administration 975 775 725
Level 2 – Caregiver Experienced nurses or paramedic-level care for patients with Tube feeding, IV medication, Catheter care, wound care, suctioning and nebulization, personal hygiene, etc. 1,275 960 870
Level 3 – Caregiver Skilled Nursing, ICU Level Care, Infusion therapy, Home medical equipment use, wound care, pain management palliative care, suctioning and nebulization, strong nursing intuition for emergency Management 1,475 1,120 1,050
Special Service Consultant, Physiotherapist, Specialist Doctors can be provided per request Prices vary according to doctor and specialty.  Please contact us for further details.
Note: Subject to inflation adjustment every year in July. 
Rates are subject to change with a prior notice period of 2 months.
Above rates are effective from 1st of November, 2018.

 

Assistive Devices Shop

Not only do we want to support in recovery assistance, we also want to provide items, devices and equipment which will help promote health and speed up recovery, improving the activities of daily living (ADLs). These devices comprise equipment that aid mobility and safety in the home and community setting.  Devices include: Wheelchairs and walking frames even adaptive cutlery; Grab-bars (for showers/baths); magnifiers, mattress protectors, shower chairs and are currently able to provide these and many more for purchase or rent.

Figure 1: Walker
Figure 1: Walker
Figure 4: Bath Bench
Figure 4: Bath Bench
Figure 2: Rollator
Figure 2: Rollator
Figure 5: Commode
Figure 5: Commode
Figure 3: Grab Bar
Figure 3: Grab Bar

Contact Us

We would be delighted to discuss your home health requirements with you.  Please contact our Home health Coordinator at +8801777772541, +8801777772615, Sunday – Thursday (9am – 5pm) or send an email to: eldercare@sajida.org

SAJIDA Foundation

OTOBI Center, 5th Floor,
Plot 12, Block CWS(C),
Gulshan South Avenue, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh

 

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