Elderly Care with RESPECT Model

Started in 2021

Mysuru & Saragur

Building Human &
Social Capital

Family Centric

Complementing Institution & Community based interventions

Creating a collaborative platform for patient centric community-based integrated model that adopts a life-span approach to management of chronically ill.

Promoting healthy aging in rural communities

1078 Elderly community members in Mysuru and Saragur attended 28 community based screening camps. 364 out of them identified with medical conditions and referred to hospitals.

1647 Elderly attended 37 hospital-based preventive camps at Vivekananda Memorial Hospital. 20 of them underwent surgeries to improve their quality of life.

2021-2030 is observed by the UN as the Decade of Healthy Ageing. SVYM aligns with the mission to improve the lives of older people by contributing towards their health, rights and wellbeing, particularly during the pandemic.

Community participation through awareness towards elderly care

39 Radio Programs on SVYM’s Janadhwani Community Radio Station focusing on Govt. schemes and social securities for senior citizens, diet and age related health conditions, senior tribal members experience sharing
1462 Support Group Meetings to encourage interaction and engagement between the elderly and their peers with an element of fun and recreation, but also to ensure physical as well as mental wellbeing.

RESPECT Model with Self Help Program

Home Based COVID-19 Care

135 Elderly served through Home Based COVID-19 care in both Saragur and Mysuru urban. Apart from giving home-based care, COVID-19 vaccination sensitization, follow-up and distribution of self-care kits were distributed to COVID positive elderly individuals in home isolation.

COVID-19 Vaccination drive for the elderly

93% (1308 out of 1433) Elderly fully vaccinated in three Gram Panchayats in Saragur

86% (353 out of 500) Elderly in low income communities in Mysuru fully vaccinated

Aids & appliances distribution

151 Elderly identified through 30 Camps were supported with aids and appliances including 4 artificial limbs

Eye Camp

39 Elderly were referred to higher centers for cataract surgery and all of them got operated at JSS hospital, Mysuru