Parasakthi Pain & Palliative Care is extending palliative care services including home nursing care to critical illness patients belong to very poor families who are struggling to manage their treatment and cost of medicines. At present we are looking after more than 500 patients in and around Budhanoor Village. Our service area includes Budhanoor Panchayath, Pandanad Panchayath, Puliyoor and Cheriyanad Panchayaths of Alapuzha District.
Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. It prevents and relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems. Palliative care is the prevention and relief of suffering of any kind – physical, psychological, social, or spiritual – experienced by adults and children living with life-limiting health problems.
It promotes dignity, quality of life and adjustment to progressive illnesses, using best available evidence. Palliative care for children represents a special field in relation to adult palliative care and it is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family. It begins when illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease. All people, irrespective of income, disease type, or age, should have access to a nationally determined set of basic health services, including palliative care. Financial and social protection systems need to take into account the human right to palliative care for poor and marginalized population groups.
- Identify patients who could benefit from palliative care.
- Assess and reassess patients for physical, emotional, social and spiritual distress and (re)assess family members for emotional, social, or spiritual distress.
- Relieve pain and other distressing physical symptoms; address spiritual, psychological and social needs.
- Clarify the patient’s values and determine culturally appropriate goals of care.
- The essential practices in primary palliative care can be classified into four categories, namely: Physical Care, Psychological/Emotional/Spiritual Care, Care Planning and Coordination, and Communication.
Palliative care donations to
Bank Name: Canara bank
Account Name: Parasakthi Pain and palliative care
Address: Budhanoor branch, Alappuzha(Dis), Pin:689510
A/C No: 5965101003080
Parasakthi Palliative Care Building
Building of the Parasakthi Pain & Palliative Care is under progress. The new building having a carpet area of about 5000 square feet exclusively earmarked for the Pain and Palliative Care Centre is under progress. Structural works are over. Finishing works will be completed within a couple of months. It is situated at a convenient place just opposite the Parasakthi Balika Sadanam. The land and building are fully owned by the parent organization, Budhanoor Grama Seva Parishath. The building is having sizable area to house patients admitted on emergency, setting up of clinical lab, oxygen room, physiotherapy area for patients especially for autism affected children. There is sufficient space for counselling room, yoga classes and meeting area.