India Home Inc. is started as not for profit organization by the health care providers, who both personally and professionally witnessed the social, psychological and medical problems of seniors and people with special needs. India home inc. is committed to provide services for seniors and people with special needs in culturally sensitive environment. Our goal is to provide quality care by adding life to the years. We hope to achieve this goal by collaborating with other not for profit organizations, individuals, health care professionals and Government organizations.
India Home is registered in March 2007. Our board members consist of physicians, social workers, physical therapists, community members and seniors. We have 650 seniors of Indian origin registered as members. We have prepared the list of 3500 Indian senior citizens living in Queens. We obtained membership of other senior organizations like CSCS (Council of Senior Centers and Services) and NIAASC (National Indo-American Association for Senior Citizens). We got support from professionals in the form of advertisements to meet the cost of the publication of senior care resource book for free distribution to the seniors. Many Physicians agreed to volunteer their time every week to provide free consultations and free health screenings, so the burden on local hospitals will be reduced resulting in saving of health care dollars.
We purchased 14 seater handicap accessible minibus with the help of donation from Doshi Family Foundation (Philanthropist, Dr. Leena Doshi's family foundation). Nori Family foundation has agreed to provide free Space at Sai Mandir, Baldwin for conducting the program. We inaugurated India Home at Sai Mandir on April 6th 2008. Dr. Linda Leest (director of SNAP) has agreed to provide the space weekly once at their Winchester center to integrate Indian seniors with local seniors. We inaugurated India Home at SNAP on April 16th 2008. Gujarathi Samaj, an Indian community center, Flushing has agreed to donate free space at Gujarathi Samaj. We inaugurated India Home at Gujarati Samaj on June 1st 2008. Ms. James Generro pledged $10,000 towards transportation. We also are organizing trips to various museums, parks and beaches etc once a week. Our goal is to conduct programs in two more locations by this year ending.
The senior center is the initial step in the larger continuum of care for seniors of Indian origin. As you might be well aware, the Indian population of adults over the age of 65 years has been dramatically increasing in the recent past. (See enclosed data from New York City Asian American population). However, there are few culturally sensitive services available to serve the growing needs of this population. India Home fills this void. The senior program caters to the social, psychological, recreational and spiritual needs of the elder population in a culturally sensitive manner.
To achieve this end, India Home's senior center program offers the following services:
We provide transportation for seniors by 14 seaters minibus.