Chavara Palliative Care Centre, Kolar, Bhopal
the modern era, neglecting the old, weak and the vulnerable has become the way
of the world. In view of such disheartening trend of the society we ventured into a new apostolic field
of caring the destitute, the terminally ill and the dying. Chavara Palliative
Care Centre, Kolar was blessed on 23rd April 2014 and currently the
centre gives thrust to ‘home palliative
care’. The palliative care team visits the patients and provides nursing
care to the bed ridden patients in their home on a regular basis. Our main
beneficiaries are paralytic bed ridden patients with bed sores, boils and other
such ailments, and the people who are battling with their fatal diseases like
cancer, chronic T.B etc. More than 30 patients hailing from different areas and
belonging to different castes and age group, benefit from our home to home
service. We provide geriatric care and spiritual assistance for the ailing
elderly, and prepare them for a peaceful and dignified death. Besides the
medical assistance given to the bed-ridden patients in the houses, as desired
by the hospital authorities of Khushilal Ayurvedic Govt. Hospital, Kolar, the
sisters regularly visit the patients there and pray for them, and take care of
those with bed- sores and boils.
of the Centre Family Visit and survey is done in order
to identify the patients especially the terminally ill and the paralyzed.
The palliative care team visits the
patients and provides nursing care (cleaning,
dressing the wounds, medical check-up, physio- therapy, counselling, providing
nutrition etc.) in consultation with the doctors who treat them.
(Everything will be done only after getting the needed consent from the closest
In case the patients are in a neglected
condition in the family, their soiled garments are collected for washing and
returned to them.
If admission is essential, the patients
are taken to hospitals and the required medication and treatment are given.
Doctors are called in for the periodical
The semi-paralytic patients who improve
their health with the help of physio-therapy are given assistance to obtain
support systems like wheel chair, crutches, artificial limbs etc. through govt.
schemes from the government rehabilitation centers.
The Chavara Palliative Care Centre
organizes classes, counselling and prayer sessions periodically for the
patients who are able to commute to our center, and for their family members. There
is a fraternal net-working among the families of our patients, and they visit
and help each other in their needs. Some of them are extremely generous and
active and they act as ‘Chavara Palliative Associates’.
· Aiming at the holistic cure and family
wellbeing of the patients, sisters conduct weekly prayer sessions in the houses
of our patients, and Superior Sr. Soona takes special interest in it. Every
member of Villa Carmel family is a part of this ministry and the names of the
patients are displayed in turn daily in front of the altar and the community
prays for them regularly.