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  • Chand Malhotra

    A HOME where are our loved ones live in dignity. The environment is full of luv & caring. One cannot find a better place. I am counting my blessings, my mother was the first to live there. The love given has added to her age. The staff is super efficient. The doctors are on call. The home is kept spotlessly clean. They are taken out on a car ride to different places of interest. Lastly the food is delicious, healthy & wholesome. It tops the list of Old Age Retirment Homes

  • Jyothi Srikantan

    My mother in law (Amma) is 89 and was afflicted with Covid. She was in the ICU & Ward for 14 days. Within some weeks after her return home, she faced sodium and electrolyte imbalances and was again admitted in the ICU after she had convulsions.

    She couldn’t walk, talk or carry out basic functions on her own. We were finding it extremely difficult to manage Amma by ourselves along with a 24-hour help.

    That’s where *Sahabhaav* came in. It is a Geriatric facility for senior citizens in the heart of the city run by Dr. Mini Panicker, ably assisted by Ms. Amee Shah and a team of able Managers, Nurses and staff.

    We got in touch with them and they were kind enough to visit our home to meet Amma, whereafter, they agreed to take in Amma at their facility.

    What we witnessed in the next three weeks was like a miracle! Thanks to their expert assistance and ministrations, Amma today’s talks fluently; walks the length and breath of our flat and is in the best of spirits and mental acumen.

    Mini and Amee are great people.The beauty is that the facility is blessed with dedicated and sincere people, right up to the male assistants.

    The facility functions like a mini Hospital with basic tests undertaken within the premises itself.

    They do have broad rules but each individual is treated based on their needs and requirements. Amma is South Indian and a vegetarian – she gets the food she likes including curd with each meal!!

    Here, the seniors are treated as individuals with preferences & their likes and dislikes are noted.

    They are indulged (and even pampered) with various activities and kept in good humour. For example, Amma is good with crochet, knitting and rangoli. Despite her advanced age, she was made to pursue these interests and supplied with the required material!

    There are various entertainment options: seated yoga, games (drawing colouring, carrom – you name it!), prayers/aarathi, music, singers…the list goes on.

    Here is a place where you leave your loved ones & be at peace that they are in very safe and good hands. In many ways, the facilities are equal or better than what we offer at home: Fowler beds, O2 supply, ECG, blood tests, Doctor visits, air conditioning & most important, a never ending group of affable, smiling and engaging staff keeping every member’s spirits up ensuring speedy return to good health, like we witnessed in Amma.

    Kudos to Dr. Mini and her team & may God bless them to keep up the great work…

  • Dr.Bidisha

    Team Sahabhaav genuinely care with kindness, decency and compassion! I cannot thank Dr Mini Panicker, Amee Shah and their brilliant team enough for looking after my mother so wonderfully for the last 5 months.

    My mother is completely dependent and needs round the clock care. She was looked after at home for several years, but with advancing frailty, social isolation, and increasingly complex medical needs, we needed a team, with the right knowledge, resources, and compassionate approach. Now with the excellent care, my mother’s health has improved, her quality of life is better, and she is so much more alert. Her bed sores, which we thought would never heal, have all but disappeared.

    Sahabhaav has a positive vibe of kindness, empathy and general cheerfulness. A place that is thoughtfully decorated, well maintained, well equipped for medical care, a comfortable home, where our parents can live with dignity. Before accepting to take on my mother’s care, Dr Mini and Amee, visited my mother at home, carefully went through her medical issues and care requirements to decide if they were able to meet her needs. As a doctor myself, I was impressed with the standard of their assessment and attention to detail and they were very respectful and considerate towards my mother.

    I was at Sahabhaav almost every day for the first 3 weeks of my mother’s stay, to settle her in and thus had an opportunity to see for myself how excellent the day-to-day care is and how well this place is run. The staff were very happy to liaise with me, to understand my mother’s likes and dislikes and how best to meet her needs. Reassuringly, they quickly established links with various clinicians involved in my mother’s care. There is always enough staff around and everyone is very considerate and loving, to all residents. The team truly understand that residents, now in their twilight years, need to feel happy, secure, content, stimulated and treated with respect. They need to be listened to and their individual needs be met. There are a range of activities that help stimulate. They do love a good party and there are many celebrations! The wide variety of food is delicious and made fresh on site. Staff go over and beyond to ensure that individual taste is catered for and ensure that every individual has the right food and drink. I was really touched when they asked me the recipes of food my mother enjoys. The care is truly person centric.

    I am also grateful for the team’s kindness and patience towards us, understanding fully well our trepidations and anxieties around the enormous step of placing one’s loved one in their care. Knowing my mother is now getting the best possible care, helps to ease that worry. We are in regular communication and Team Sahabhaav works in partnership with us around any decisions about our mother’s care. I cannot recommend Sahabhaav enough. The care is truly outstanding. I wish Team Sahabhaav ongoing success!

  • Dr. Anu Aurora

    True to it’s name , SAHABHAAV , oozes the bhaav as you climb the stairs . The door opens to a smiling face, who welcomes you with bright eyes . All the seniors residing there are all happy and contented . And have the same good lifestyle ,which they are use to living . Dr Mini and Amee , both take a thorough history and knowledge about the senior citizen
    entering the premises from the relatives, so that every need of the person can be catered too , from medical history to choice of food . All festivals and birthdays are celebrated with gusto. I had the good fortune of attending Republic day with them. I’m happy to be associated with SAHABHAAV.. All the best to you

  • Ashwini Mohandas

    SAHABHAAV as the name suggests denotes coexistence. This noble institution is dedicated to the cause of the geriatric and physically challenged to rejuvenate and to rekindle the spirit of each and everyone to uplift and lead a normal and healthy life. This would not have been possible but for the pioneering efforts and determination of Dr. Mini Panicker who is the founder of Sahabhaav an institution of repute within the heart of Mumbai city. I am highly obliged and grateful to Dr. Mini and the staff of Sahabhaav who took personal care of Mrs. Chandrika Krishna Das my sister-in-law
    and whose recovery was remarkable considering her physical fitness and mobility. I express my deep gratitude to Dr. Mini Panicker and the staff of
    Sahabhaav for their wholehearted support in an endeavor to revitalize and improve the health of Mrs. Chandrika Das.
    Regards,
    N. Mohandas – Mahim, Mumbai