Hospice care is designed to provide support to you and your loved ones during the final phase of life. Hospice care focuses on your comfort and provides a better quality of life, with the goal to enable you to have an alert, pain-free life and live each day as fully as possible.
The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice. Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness .
The services are provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a person who is terminally ill by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. To help families, hospice care also provides counseling, respite care and practical support.
Dementia is the term applied to a group of symptoms that negatively impact memory, but Alzheimer's is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory and cognitive function. The exact cause is unknown and no definite cure is available.
The progression of Dementia can be prolonged. At TAPAS the patient undergoes a structured routine combining of different activities and therapies designed specifically for each individual monitored by Psychiatrist, with minimum required medication.
The term “dementia” is used to describe a set of symptoms that can include memory loss, difficulty thinking, problem solving, or issues with language. Dementiais caused by damage to the brain cells, and because Alzheimer's is a disease that destroys the brain, it is one of the most common causes of dementia.
Dementia is more common in people over the age of 65, but it can also affect younger people. Early onset of the disease can begin when people are in their 30s, 40s, or 50s. With treatment and early diagnosis, you can slow the progression of the disease and maintain mental function.
Patients admitted at TAPAS undergo continuous care by trained and experts staff, monitored by Psychiatrist. We have a panel of doctors to monitor the health and progress of our patients. Our panel includes Psychiatrist, Palliative Expert, Diabetic Expert, General Physician, Neuropsychology analyst, Psychologist, Dietitian and counselors. Our patient undergoes a structured routine combining of different activities and therapies designed specifically for each individual, with minimum required medication.
Generally tea is served to patients in their room between 7.00 am to 7.30 am. After their bath they are brought down at the assembly point, where they undergo routine medical checkup like BP, sugar, SPOT etc. They are served breakfast between 9.00 am to 9.30 am after which they are made to participate in different activities designed for them like painting, craft etc to increase their motor and memory skills along with mild exercise or walking and physiotherapy if required. Thereafter when lunch is over by 12.30 pm they are escorted to their rooms for rest. Evening tea is served at 4.00 pm after which the patients are again brought down at 5.00 for general activities followed by Dinner at 7.30 pm and go to bed by 8.30 pm onwards. In between tea, lunch and dinner they are served, Biscuits, Smoothies, Fruits, Coconut water as per their diet plan.
No it is not made compulsory for bedridden patients. Bedridden patients are served tea, food & medicines in their rooms. If possible and advised by doctors, they undergo very mild exercise or physiotherapy.
generally starts from Rs 35,000/- per month on sharing basis with a interest free refundable deposit for 2 months. We also charge one time admission fee of Rs 2000/- At our Aundh center the fee generally starts at Rs 50,000/- per month on sharing basis with a interest free refundable deposit for 2 months. We also charge one time admission fee of Rs 2000/-
INCLUSIONS : - Food as per their diet plan, daily checkups by doctor, check up by Psychiatrist, Counseling, Daily activities, exercise.
EXCLUSIONS : - Medicines, Diapers, Blood, Urine or any Pathological reports, MRI, X rays, ECG if required. Neuropsychological analysis, Oxygen, Air bed if required, any special Physiotherapy sessions if advised, Ambulance.
Yes we do have day care facilities at TAPAS, but we don’t have pick up and drop service. In day care, we provide tea and food along with daily activities.
At TAPAS, our first priority is the comfort and care of our Patients. Hence visiting hours are restricted in the morning between 10.00 am to 11.45 am throughout the week. For your convenience and comfort of our patients we recommend prior intimation of your visit, so that the routine of patient can be altered accordingly. We also strictly recommend permission from the immediate guardian of the patient for visits by other relatives or friends.
At TAPAS it is a routine to order a cake for celebrating birthdays of our patients which is planned and executed by our staff. You are most welcome to join us in the celebrations.
We strictly recommend against tipping any individual staff member. The care of you patient is a joint team effort by all our staff members right from the cook, helpers, housekeeping staff and attendants to counselors.
First and foremost thing that happens when you visit TAPAS is you find yourself included in the “FAMILY OF TAPAS”
TAPAS Pashan, is a residential care center for Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and terminally ill patients who require continuous monitoring of health, but no active medical treatment. We do not have emergency services like hospitals. Our doctors, nurses and attendants can take care of emergency situations till the patient is shifted to a nearby Hospital if he or she requires active medical intervention at that particular point.
We generally admit the patient to any good Hospital which is nearby to TAPAS. We do have tie-ups with some of the hospitals nearby. But generally at the time of admission we ask the family members about the choice of hospital to be admitted in case of emergency.
At the time of admission, we take written consent from the family to admit the patient in nearby hospital in case of emergency. The family members are informed accordingly before admitting in Hospital. Seldomly, due to the Emergency situation arising it may happen that the patient was first admitted to the hospital and after that the family member was informed, but honestly this situation might have occurred due to non availability or lack of immediate contact with the family members and keeping in mind the best interest of the patient. “SINCE OUR TOP PRIORITY IS THE WELLBEING OF OUR PATIENT”
TAPAS Pashan, is focused on Dementia care and terminally ill patients, where as TAPAS Aundh is focused on active ageing.
Generally 2 to 3 patients are assigned to 1 attendant, hence it is our humble request to our family members to take charge of the patient once admitted to a hospital, though our doctors and staff will be continuously in touch with the hospital authorities to give valid inputs for effective and early progress of our patient.