Harsham Caregivers for eldercare is an innovative and a flagship programme of Kudumbashree which gives livelihood opportunities to many committed Kudumbashree members. Elder persons will get a decent and respectful post retirement life with the support of care giver.
The family of the elders will also be able to focus more on their activities at the same time they can live stress free as there is some skilled and reliable persons at home to support the parents.
The availability of reliable and trained persons in elderly care is a matter of concern. Also, the needs of the elderly persons are not about medical care, but it varies considerably. Loneliness, support for payment of bills & banking transactions, support for daily chores & medical care are some of the issues they are facing. Kudumbashree Mission analyzes it as a social issue and addressing it will find employment to women in the network.
‘Harsham-Geriatric Care’ a project for elderly care is therefore designed as an enterprise for geriatric care across the state addressing the issues of aged and elderly. The Geriatric care givers can help elderly by running routine errands, and providing a helping hand with the everyday tasks that often become more difficult for the elderly thereby bringing companionship, relationship building and sharing, humor and a sense of purpose back into the lives of the clients.