S.O.S! Susheg Charitable Trust Needs Help to Build New ‘Susheg Jivith Neuro Care’

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S.O.S! Susheg Charitable Trust Needs Help to Build New ‘Susheg Jivith Neuro Care’

Mangaluru: Susheg Charitable Trust is formed to enrich life of all living beings – humans, animals and plants. Susheg means contentment – a satisfied, peaceful life in harmony with one’s environment. Susheg is a Konkani word derived from the Portuguese ‘sossegado’ which means a contented form of life. To realize its goal, Susheg Trust has set the following objectives: To Build and operate assisted living facilities for persons with physical or neurological challenges; Educate by conducting training programmes, seminars, awareness campaigns and courses related to wellness of human beings; Establish diagnostic and treatment centres for animals and provide temporary shelter for their recovery and protection; Engage in agricultural studies, natural farming and environmental protection; Provide medical care by partnering with other organizations and hospitals; and Offer Counselling and rehabilitation services

The energetic team members of this Trust namely J Gerald Pinto-Trustee; Dr Lavina M Noronha-Trustee; Rev Fr John Fernandes-Trustee; Mrs. Loretta Pinto – Founding Member; Mr. Joseph D’Silva-Accounts Officer {Hon}; Dr Prabha Adhikari; Col. John N Serrao; Dr Kanakalatha Abbagani; Mr. Allen C Pereira; and Dr. Santhosh Prabhu- all of them Advisory Committee members are toiling hard with dedication and commitment to raise this Trust to greater heights, to serve those persons with challenges, especially those diagnosed with neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s Dementia.

As of today, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Dementia. However, it is possible to slow down the progression of the disease and take care of some of the symptoms with medications and other cognitive behavioural interventions, thereby attempting to enhance the quality of life in those diagnosed with it.

What is Alzheimer’s Dementia?

Dementia is a long-term, incurable disease characterized by a constellation of symptoms which worsen over time due to its progressive nature. It can be caused by a variety of factors and Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common causes of dementia which accounts for about 60-80% of all cases. Named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who was the first to recognize and write about it, AD affects brain functions, including memory, behaviour and reasoning.

The progressive nature of Alzheimer’s Dementia and the multiple symptoms that eventually disrupt the overall functioning of the person makes him/her completely dependent on others for carrying out the activities of daily living. In most cases, the burden of caring for a loved one falls on family caregivers who experience “burn out” due to care giving challenges. Residential Care under professional supervision is the need of the hour in order to ensure the dignity and worth of every person who is battling this disease.

In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in the number of people diagnosed with debilitating and progressive neurological illnesses like Dementia, especially Alzheimer’s Dementia. Unfortunately, the services needed to cater to the needs of those who are affected are almost nonexistent which puts the burden of caring for a loved one on the families. As the disease progresses and multiple symptoms manifest, providing care at home becomes an ongoing challenge. Created as a unit of Susheg Trust, Susheg Jivith Neuro Care’ is the Trust’s humble endeavour to establish and operate an assisted living facility to fill the gap that exists.

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Susheg Jivith Neuro Care on 2 October 2015-
Fr. Pius Fidelis Pinto, the Parish Priest of St. Xavier’s Church, Ferar, blessed the stone.

Susheg Jivith Neuro Care facility is being built on land donated by J Gerald Pinto (Managing Trustee) and his sister Lyra Pinto near Ganjimut, 25 kms from Mangaluru City off the Mangaluru- Moodbidri highway. The location is in a serene environment surrounded with greenery, away from the hustle and bustle of Mangaluru city. Research reveals that tranquil surroundings aid neurological patients to cope better with their conditions. Hence the location will be an ideal place for the people we wish to cater to. Susheg Jivith is a 25 bed facility occupying a space of 28,000 square feet, which includes a conference hall and a prayer room. The construction is entrusted to Roy Castelino of Roycons, Mangaluru at an estimated cost of Rs 4 crores.

The facilities will include: Cozy living quarters with nutritious food; 24/7 Nursing care; Medical assistance by Visiting Physicians; Symptom Relief; Neuro-Psychological stimulation; Physiotherapy and Recreation; A Garden with water Fountains; and Provision for partner/loved one to stay with patient. All the services are offered free of cost and are open to all. At the new facility there will be Professional, compassionate round the clock nursing care; Symptom relief and medical assistance; Physiotherapy and Recreation; Neuro-psychological stimulation; and Nutritious diet

Temporary Rented Facility at Anjaramajalu Road, Gorigudde –Valencia, Mangaluru.

In order to respond to the needs immediately, the Trust has already begun their services in rented premises {a 3-bed-room House} at Door No. 1-113/3-4 Anjaramajalu Road, Gorigudde –Valencia, Kankanady Post, Mangaluru. Since there is demand from more Neurological patients and the current facility in Valencia cannot accommodate more patients, the Trust is in need of an independent house which can accommodate at least 8 patients until the building in Ferar is completed. If you have a house to lease or rent please get in touch with the Trust at 96865 58535, 96328 49058, 94498 30186. And If you know of someone who requires care, please refer them to the Trust.

Wish List (for the Trust temporary facility): Fowler’s Cot: 16,500/- (3); Bedside Locker: 5,000/- (2); Oxygen Concentrator: 54,000/-; Suction Machine: 6,500/-; Nebulizer: 4,000/-; Sterilizer: 9,000/-; Voltage Stabilizer : Rs. 2,000/-; Kidney Trays, Artery Forceps, Chittle Forceps, Bins, gloves, Gauze pads: 7,500/-; Food Trolley: 6,000/-; Stretcher: 8,500/-; Dressing Trolley: 7,500/-; Inverter: Rs. 30,000/-; Washing Machine: Rs. 39,000/-; Mixer/Grinder: Rs. 5,500/-; Kitchenware: 5,000/-; Gas stove: Rs. 3000/-; Water bed: 2,500/- (4); Regular Cot: 5,000/- (2); Mattresses: 3,000/- (4); (5); Step ladder: 4,500/-,

The Trust has made an appeal through our website, that they need help in making their dream of building the new Neuro Care, a reality. Donations in cash or in kind are welcome. If you would like to donate or sponsor an item on their wish list please get in touch with them. Your partnership and benevolence is deeply appreciated. Together we can make a lot of difference!

Cost of Sponsorship- Susheg Jivith Neuro Care:

The Table here indicates the estimated cost of sponsoring a section of the building. If you would like to sponsor a square foot, any room, a wing or an entire floor in memory of a loved one or to commemorate a special life event, please select from this list below:

Building Section        Cost in Rupees       Total Square Footage

1 Square foot                 2,000

Patient Room               5,60,000                         280

Prayer Hall                  14,50,500                        725

Doctor’s Room            11,50,000                        575

Dining Room              11,50,000                         575

Kitchen                     11,50,000                          575

Pharmacy                  11,50,000                          575

Recreation Room         7,00,000                          350

Lounge                         7,00,000                          350

Physiotherapy Room    23,00,000                       1,150

Conference Hall           23,00,000                        1,150

Wing                           80,00,000                        4,000

A Floor                        16,000,000                       8,000

In conclusion, the joy of being able to bless and give someone you love and care, and to make them smile, is priceless. The satisfaction that comes from making a difference in the lives of others cannot be overstated. Knowing that you have helped make someone else’s life a little brighter and better is a special feeling, and one that will last with you for a long time.

For more details kindly contact :

SUSHEG JIVITH NEURO CARE (A unit of Susheg Charitable Trust (Regd.)
Manjanakatte, Post Kompadav; Mangaluru Taluk- 574 144.
Phone: 96865 58535, 96328 49058, 94498 30186

E-mail: sushegtrust@gmail.com
Website: www.sushegtrust.org

Bank details for Electronic Funds Transfer:

Susheg Charitable Trust
Account # 6304721323 IFSC Code: IDIB000B144
Indian Bank, Yedapadav Branch, Post Sibrikere; Mangaluru 574 164
Susheg Trust PAN Number: AAOTS7268J

Address for Correspondence:

Susheg Charitable Trust (Regd.) Manjanakatte, Post Kompadavu, Mangaluru Taluk- 574 144

Cheques may be drawn in the name of Susheg Charitable Trust

Donations are tax exempt under section 80G of IT

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      With Greetings and Best Wishes from:

HOME NEEDS SUPERMARKET – BELMAN


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  1. Indeed a nice write-up, which brought tears to my eyes, for the fact that my dad spent his last days as an Alzheimer’s patient- and in his memory I would like to donate funds to the upcoming project undertaken by Susheg Trust- but it will be done when I come down with my wife and kids, so that we donate the money to the needed facility at the new project. We will keep in touch. Thanks Susheg team for taking care of Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients.

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