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Name of the Trust ASHA JEEVAN HOME FOR THE AGED TRUST
Address 57, 7th Cross, Pavamana Residency,
Kembathalli Road, Gottigere, Bannerghatta Road,
Bangalore - 560 083.
Website www.ashajeevan.org
Date of Commencement 19th March 2000
Founder Trustees Mrs. Sujatha R Bhat
Background of the Trustees

Mrs. Sujatha R Bhat, was working in Skyline Constructions and RP Goenka Group and South Asia Rural Reconstruction, an NGO involved in the development of rural areas. She was a volunteer at the Ramana Maharishi Blind School and other Social Work organizations and currently involved full time in the Asha Jeevan Home and other Trust activities.

Mrs. Kalpana Mallya is a qualified Architect having worked on several projects in Chennai and Bangalore, was practising independently in Bangalore and currently involved full time in Asha Jeevan Home and other Trust activities.

Contacts:

Sujatha Bhat - 98451 84079,
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Saritha Bhat - 98450 55715 / 98449 14409
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Motivation to start

Trustees have been involved in other NGO's and they wanted to contribute their mite to society. Trustees opted for work towards senior citizens as many other NGO's are involved in working with children, the physically challenged, etc.

Trustees wanted to help families who love and care for their elders but who are constrained by space or manpower due to nuclear families that have no room for attendants, etc. as is common everywhere. Trustees thought that the senior citizens should have a comfortable place to spend the evening of their lives with dignity and courage.

Senior citizens have very little help as most old age homes concentrate on the fit and fine people who can take care of their own personal hygiene. There are very few Senior Citizens homes that concentrate on care giving for the bed-ridden and those with psychiatric disorders due to age or other factors.

With these ideas, Asha Jeevan took on its present shape with the motto of "HELP US TO HELP THE LIVING".

Trust is also a care-giving centre for post-operative cases irrespective of age restrictions.

Kind of Trust

NGO which provides residential facility for senior citizens who are able bodied and also those bedridden with age related problems like Alzheimers, Parkinson's disease, Schizophrenia, Stroke victims, people with Genetic Disorders, etc.

Accommodation

Trust has its own premises. The building now consists of Basement Floor, Ground Floor and First and Second Floor with large well-lit and well-ventilated single/ double/ triple occupancy rooms and having a Lounge, Pooja, Spacious dining hall, Kitchen, Laundry, Ramp to make the Home wheelchair-friendly etc. Trust also provides Cottages for couples and those who want total privacy. A Cottage consists of a Bedroom with an attached Toilet, a utility space and a Sit-out overlooking the scenic view. Besides, there is ample sheltered walking space so everyone can move freely, stretcher and wheelchair facility, sit-outs overlooking the mountain side and gardens, Library for reading material, etc.

Facilities offered

Furnished accommodation available for 100 residents, vegetarian food, nursing care, regular doctor visits, ambulance, basic medical equipments and all maintenance facilities including laundry and also a separate Prayer and Meditation Hall.

No of Residents

92 residents as on 30.06.2011 both male and female, Ranging in age from 35 years to 100 years. All religions. No of residents varies from time to time.

No. of people needing Sponsors Thirteen
Staff

Trained paramedical staff to provide the care giving, ie. both male and female attendants.

Funding

NO GRANTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT NO FUNDING FROM ANY SPONSOR AGENCY Solely dependant on income from residents and help from large hearted Donors and Philanthropists.