OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME
The main objective of the programme in the scheme is to improve the quality of life of the senior citiens, especially indigent senior citizens by providing basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and entertainment opportunities and by encouraging productive and active ageing through providing support for capacity building of NGO and local bodies and community at large.
TARGET GROUP: INDIGENT SENIOR CITIZENS.
Maintenance of Senior Citizen Home for 25 Nos. beneficiaries to provide food, care and shelter for a minimum number of 25 no’s, Senior Citizens, Agency are free to provide additional items/other amenities in these homes from their own resources.
The following standards shall be followed by implementing agency for the project under the scheme:-
(a) Nutrition –adequate quantity ,good quality, variety in food stuff (as per local condition) containing an average of 1700 calories and 50 grams protein to be provided to the beneficiaries ,everyday.
(b) Medical facilities/ Medicare –The project should have first aid kit (as advised by Doctor), glucometer, BP monitoring machine, weighing machine and medicines, as prescribed by a Doctor. As far as possible, the residence of the Doctor should be near the project.
Regular Health Camps to be organized by implementing agencies in coordination with the District Administration.
(c) Recreation – At each centre the implementing agency must provide books,3-4 Magazines ,2-3 newspapers (in regional/ local language ),Outings at nearby places (2 in a month)-religious /cultural Games like caroms,chess,cards,one cable connection, one computer with internet connection. All projects should have a separate room for reading for the inmates.
(d) Implementing agencies shall ensure that the services of minimum staff as prescribed in the Scheme are in available in each project.
(e) Security –necessary security arrangements to be made in the projects by the implementing agencies.
(f) Clothing– Keeping in view local climate, weather conditions and traditional norms all the inmates must be provided with 4 pairs of clothing in a year.
(g) Rooms –Properly ventilated rooms with sufficient space between the beds of the beneficiaries for their easy movement. Provision for storage of the belonging of the beneficiaries should be available in the homes. Floors should be anti –slippery.
(h) Bathrooms and toilets– Each project should have separate toilets for females and males. There should be at least one toilet with western style fixed/ removable commodes. Each Home should have ramp facilities and railings for easy access to the inmates at bathrooms and toilets, wherever required. Bathrooms and toilets must have anti –slippery tiles and railing for hand support.
(i) Hygiene and Sanitation – All the rooms, veranda/ courtyard and kitchen must be cleaned at least 2 times a day. Bathrooms and toilets must be cleaned at least 3 times a day.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROJECT