Frequently Asked Questions on Senior Care

  • What is the difference between an assisted living facility, a retirement community and a nursing home?

    For seniors who are no longer able to live independently and require at least a moderate amount of care and assistance with daily activities, an assisted living facility is ideal. Conversely, should the elderly persons in your family require 24/7 medical care and doctor supervision, a nursing home is better-suited. On the other hand, a retirement community is a good pick for individuals who are highly independent with little to no medical problems.

  • What is Kshetra’s approach to caring for residents?

    At Kshetra, the goal is to offer tailored high-quality person-centered care to all residents, while promoting residents’ independence and dignity. For more, click here.

  • Is assisted living for me?

    Despite your best efforts to provide elder care at home, you may find that the level of care required is simply too demanding. With increase in dependency, you may find that you’re unable to provide assistance yourself or through at-home caregivers. In such a situation, an assisted living facility is the best option. A team of skilled and experienced caregivers are better suited to be able to take care of your loved ones’ every need.

  • Can you treat my father/mother with dementia and help with recovery?

    There is no cure for Alzheimer’s/Dementia. The condition is of progressive nature i.e., the individual’s cognitive/physical condition will likely deteriorate over time. At Kshetra, our focus is on providing a good quality of life for such individuals, and we attempt to do so by seeking medical advice from a neurologist/psychiatrist (as the need may be), and by using an interdisciplinary team approach to develop customized strategies to manage symptoms and behaviours displayed by the individual. We do not endorse/ support any form of physical abuse in managing such individuals, nor frequent use of sedatives or physical restraints.

  • How long does the treatment for Alzheimer’s/dementia last?

    Kshetra does not claim to provide a 'treatment' for Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. We manage the symptoms and provide the elderly with the stimulation (physical, social, cognitive) and care they need to live a comfortable and good quality life.

    We cannot cure the individual nor rid them of the symptoms. However, families can consider our care in cases where they need respite from caregiving at home.

  • Can friends and family visit residents? If yes, is overnight stay allowed?

    Friends and family are welcome to visit residents between 10am and 5pm. Overnight stays are allowed on request, and are subject to the availability of guest rooms.

  • What types of activities are organised for residents?

    A mix of physical, social and cognitive activities are organised for residents, ranging from music sessions and games to group yoga, puzzles and art and craft sessions.

  • What are the amenities provided within the room?

    Each assisted living room is furnished with a bed, side table, coffee table, cupboards and cable TV connection. For more on Kshetra’s elderly-friendly infrastructure, click here.

  • Are private and room sharing options available?

    We have only private rooms. Some private rooms have access to a shared toilet. For more information, contact us on +91 96666 41554.

  • What services do you offer under basic health monitoring?

    Basic healthcare management includes:

    • Checking blood pressure
    • Checking sugar levels
    • Checking body temperature
    • Monitoring calorie/nutrient intake
    • Organising monthly assessment by a doctor
    • Facilitating therapies such as physiotherapy
    • Monitoring meals intake

  • How does Kshetra handle emergencies?

    In case of an emergency, Kshetra moves the resident to the nearest hospital and carries out the admission process, provided that the hospital allows admission via a third party. Thereafter, a family member, representative or local guardian is contacted and he/she signs off on subsequent treatment.

    In the event that written consent for certain emergency procedures is given to Kshetra beforehand, they may be initiated on reaching the hospital. This is done on a case-to-case basis.

    It is best that emergency directives be provided by the family at the time of admission.

  • What kind of food is provided to residents?

    At Kshetra, Indian meals are served and residents are given snacks, fruits, beverages and dessert in addition to meals. Moreover, the food is tailored to residents as per their requirements and/or medical advice from doctors or prescription of a nutritionist.

  • Is there a doctor on the premises?

    There is a doctor on-call to attend to Kshetra’s residents.

  • What is the minimum duration of stay?

    Residents can opt for a trial stay of one week. Additionally, for long-term care the minimum duration is 2 months. For respite care or short-term care, the duration is decided on a case-to-case basis.

  • How often is the family updated of the resident’s progress?

    Family members are updated on a bi-weekly basis, as well as when test results are available or a doctor’s report is ready.

  • Are pets allowed at Kshetra’s assisted living facility?

    We understand that pets can be a great source of comfort to their owners and so, they are allowed at Kshetra’s facilities on a case-to-case basis. Admission depends on the noise level of the pet, to ensure that other residents aren’t disturbed.

  • Is smoking allowed at Kshetra?

    Smoking is not permitted within Kshetra’s premises.

  • What is Respite Care?

    Respite care refers to temporary or short duration arrangements of care for the elderly, intended to provide relief to the regular caregiver of a senior family member. Respite care can mean few hours or few days or weeks. Respite Care from Kshetra helps regular caregivers get a break, attend to travel or emergencies, or go to work without worrying about the well-being of senior members. At Kshetra, we offer respite care for the day or for longer durations on a case by case basis. For more information, click here.