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.
The Elder Care program has been specifically designed to provide people of financial means with access to quality care for their loved ones. It 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 that best suit your needs. You may be looking to create a safe environment for your peace of mind while you are at work, for someone to provide assistance for your relative with their daily living activities, or for nursing services for someone who is medically fragile or requires professional expertise such as tube feeding or airway management. Whatever your needs, SAJIDA Elder Care 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 customized in-home Elder Care packages can combine personal and clinical care, assistive devices, physiotherapy, doctors’ visits, and much more. We bring the service to you!
We individualize services for your needs
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, or have diplomas in nursing, and many of them have been 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 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.
Your Feedback is Important to us
Your Feedback is Important to us Every individual is different and the respect we have for this is reflected in our care. We understand the importance of maintaining one’s identity and dignity, especially as a person ages. Your feedback about your loved one’s needs, likes and dislikes, are crucial in helping us care for them in a way that improves their quality of life. Our team of supervisors regularly communicate with our clients to get feedback about our services and we incorporate this feedback into our training for caregivers.
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:
Community-based Elder Care Center
In collaboration with our well-established hospitals, we will set up a care facility for the elderly as part of our dedication towards serving people from all strata of society.
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.
We recognize that elders wish to spend their twilight years at home, so they can maintain their freedom and dignity. Our home-caregiving services are 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 months. 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.
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 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 cases, 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.
Physiotherapy at Home
Our team of experienced and qualified physiotherapists are skilled in the management of various conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, and nervous system – all within the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Doctors Home Visit
You may be abroad and looking for a doctor to assess your aging relative’s health from time to time. You can rely on our experienced doctors to do a general health check at home to keep you well-informed about your loved one’s health condition.
Medical Supplies, Items, and Assistive Devices
Safety becomes pivotal We provide a range of medical supplies/items and assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, comod chairs, grab bars, shower chairs, adult diapers, blood pressure machines, and many more.
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 (as directed by client/client’s family member)||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, Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies can be provided as 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.
We would be delighted to discuss your home health requirements with you. Please contact our Coordinator at +8801777772541, Sunday – Thursday (9am – 5:30pm), or send an email to: email@example.com
Elder Care, SAJIDA Foundation 3rd Floor,
Rd No 113/A, Gulshan-2,
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh