Nightingales Medical Trust is a professionally managed not-for-profit organization based in Bengaluru working for the well-being of the elderly since 1998. The Trust strives to strengthen family bonds and promote community-based support systems, and provides a system of affordable and accessible services, thereby setting new trends in age care.
The Trust works towards the welfare of Senior Citizens through various innovative projects focussing on Dementia Care, Active and Healthy Ageing, Elder Abuse, Social Integration, Empowerment and Capacity Building.
Since 1947 the elderly population has increased from 19 million to 98 million in 2011. This figure is expected to reach 340 million by 2050. Simultaneously there exists a chronic shortage in the services and facilities exclusively for the benefit of Seniors. This trend poses a variety of challenges to the elders and society. It requires the collective efforts of the community, the government, NGOs and corporate bodies to address these challenges.
VISION: A society where elders are healthy, happy, empowered and socially integrated.
MISSION: To enhance the quality of life of elders through innovative & appropriate community-based support systems, comprehensive geriatric care with special focus on dementia and active ageing, combating elder abuse, skill development, economic empowerment, public education, advocacy and capacity-building programs.
Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT) as it is known today began its humble journey as Nightingales Home Health Services in 1996 from a garage in Sadashivnagar, Bangalore. A pioneering service back then, the concept of Home Health Services was the brain child of two people who yearned to make a difference in eldercare.
While interacting with the beneficiaries of home health care, it was realized that apart from health issues, elders also had to deal with loneliness, emotional issues and financial insecurities. Dr. Radha and Mr. Raja felt that, if necessary facilities to cater to physical, emotional, financial and social needs of elders could be created, it could help elders age with dignity. Thus, Nightingales Medical Trust was founded in 1998 to alleviate the problems faced by the elderly.
Co-founder and Managing Trustee
With a brilliant academic career and over thirty years of medical experience, Dr. Radha Murthy has established herself as an eminent doctor who believes in humane and personalized care. She spends time with patients; showing concern, listening to them and sharing their emotions and burdens.
Co-founder and Honorary Secretary
With two Masters Degrees in Social Sciences and over 30 years of experience as a Community Welfare and Healthcare Administrator, Mr. Raja has planned and successfully implemented several innovative social and healthcare projects in various parts of India.
Our dedicated staff are leaving their mark on the world!
The Trust is led by a Board of Trustees comprised of dedicated people from different fields of expertise. All major policy decisions rest with the board.
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