JSS Old age homes

JSS Suttur Home for the Old Age:

Introduction: The fading joint family system in India and other innumerable factors have given rise to the need of old age homes in our country. 
A rising trend is being noticed among the urban senior population who are neglected and often unwanted by their families. Many desire to move out of their homes and into home especially catering to their needs, in order to spend their later years in comfort.

  • Migration of young couples from the rural areas to cities in search of better employment opportunities to fend for themselves.
  • Elders who have been in control of the household for a long time are unwilling to give up the responsibility to their children.
  • Youngsters on their part are sometimes resentful of the attitude of their parents.
  • Many youngsters have moved to places far away from their native homes and in the recent past to many countries abroad. So even if they want to they cannot accommodate their parents in their own homes.
  • Elders are sometimes too incapacitated or unwell to look after themselves or get medical care especially in an emergency.

A good number of elderly persons have sufficient income for their living but no relatives to take care of them in their old age and sickness. Another good number of old people have no income, no relatives to support and are living in a miserable state, being old and sick, mostly bedridden they are in good need of food, shelter, medical aid, loving care, emotional support and respect. These two groups of elderly are liable to get, serious psychological depression.
Keeping all this in mind and decided to address this need by establishing a home for the old age to  provide shelter, with love, affection, reverence and comforts to the seniors citizens and established Old Age Homes so that these people live happily and peacefully in the eves of their lives.

For many older people who don't have a roof over their heads or a place to call their own and who have nowhere to go and no one to support them. The men and women who have passed their prime years of life are provided shelter and a constructive life at many old age homes set up around the state of Karnataka.

About Us: 
Sri Mutt with an aim to help the elders of the society has set up a home for the old at Suttur. It provides senior & old citizen well-formulated, need-based and innovative eldercare projects and programs. 
The old age homes provide a safe haven and create a family like atmosphere among the residents. Senior citizens experience a sense of security and friendship when they share their joys and sorrows with each other.
The Vruddahashrama was inaugurated by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji on 11th August 2000 with the aim of not only providing home for homeless but to look after the aged people who needed shelter with love, affection, reverence and comforts.
This institution today shelters destitute men and women and Old people who have been orphaned due to many reasons and circumstances.
The prime concern of this institution is to serve the senior citizens who are neglected by their children and other members of the family and those who are economically poor and backward.

Vision and Mission

Vision
A society where elders and senior citizens live with dignity and are provided love, care and affection that is deprived to them due to various situation or unavoidable circumstances.  living with dignity as an integral part of the family and the community with appropriate care and support systems.

Mission

  • To provide love, care & Support to senior citizens.
  • Providing family based care and comprehensive support systems
  • Serving elders of different socio economic groups without any discrimination

Location:
Home for the old age is located at the beautiful and most peaceful, natural ambience on the banks Kapila river. This area is absolutely green and pollution surrounded by lush green rice fields and rich variety of with beautiful flora river facing. It rejuvenates your senses and feels at peace with yourself while you are at the place because of the serenity of the nature.

AIMS & OBJECTS

  • To provide care to the aged who are abandoned.
  • To provide hospice for terminally ill patients.
  • To provide geriatric services for the aged.
  • To conduct awareness programs on health & hygiene, and morality.
  • To extend any charitable help, to the deserving people as and when found necessary.

Facilities:
With changing times we are seeing a new trend in our society that the elders are being neglected and abandoned by loved ones and families. Therefore, Old Age Homes are not a fancy but the dire necessities in our changing society, at present and more so in future. 
The staff takes good care of them and the residents are provided with nutritious food, medical aid and other needs. Recreation and relaxation is providing to them.

We provide Boarding, Lodging, Medical, Spiritual and Recreational Facilities and lifelong care with 24 Hrs Bedside Attendants and Nurses.

  • Boarding and Lodging.
  • Nutritious and easily digestible food.
  • Regular Bhajan & Dhyan sessions.
  • Yoga, Pranayama & Naturopathy care facilities
  • A good library with good spiritual books both in Kannada &  English
  • 24 hrs Broadband internet connection & Cable TV facility
  • Beautiful up-coming garden and land-scaping.
  • Regular Medical checkups by a group of doctors with all specialties.
  • Benefits of periodic Satsanghas and Cultural programmes.
  • They have been given training in preparing garlands out of silk cocoons.
  • All National and other festivals are also celebrated to keep them cheerful.

Achievements:
From a modest beginning in 2000, this institution has come a long way though the journey has not been easy. Today, there are six homes housing 250 old aged citizens. The destitute elders are brought here by their friends and well wishers with a request that we take care of them.

Future Plans:

We propose to build a bigger home and expand our services to accommodate more and more people needing refuge. We whole heartedly seek the support from one and all to help us realize our dream.

Contact: Address  

Co-ordinator
JSS Institutions
Suttur
Mob: 96866 77284
Mysore : 0821 - 2548212

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