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Roshini Palliative Care

Roshni Trust, a non-­profit founded with the support of the late Dr. Anji Reddy in 1997, addresses mental health issues. It has now branched out to provide comfort for the terminally ill, working towards a better place for the mentally ill and tender care for end-of-life treatment.

A group of physicians from GMC Batch of 1972 joined hands with members of Roshni to support the project. Ms. Shashikala Reddy of Roshini and the staff and physicians of MNJ Cancer Hospital, in particular, and Dr.Gayatri Palat enhance the operations.

Life at Your Doorstep

The program provides skilled medical, psychosocial, economic, and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families. A team of well-­trained and compassionate nurses and counselors, guided by experienced palliative care physicians, visit the patients at their homes to offer this service.

The dedicated home care team attends to physical problems, such as severe pain, breathlessness, and malignant wounds. In addition, they provide skilled psychosocial and spiritual support. Educating and preparing the family for changes at the end of life is another role of the trained home care team.

One of the greatest fears of the terminally ill is dying alone, in a sterile impersonal environment with tubes thrust into their veins, spending the last few days in unfamiliar surroundings plagued by the fear of dying in pain. They look forward to a pain-­free end surrounded by their loved ones. To dispel fear the following services are provided.

Services Provided

  • Assistance in day-to-day activities.
  • 24/7 helpline services
  • Prescription management.
  • Bed sore prevention/ care and wound management
  • Respiratory management
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Assistance with procedure like urinary catheterization, enema, feeding tube insertion and management
  • Lymphedema and stoma management
  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Psychological and spiritual support
  • Support and educate family and caregivers
  • Bereavement support
  • Life At Your Doorstep provides the dying patient and his/her family an opportunity to access care with compassion so that the final exit can happen with dignity.