Palliative care at our Poongaviyam, often referred to as end-of-life care, takes a holistic approach to ensure that people with life-limiting illnesses or conditions can live as comfortably as possible and that their quality of life is enhanced in the time they have left. We support our residents and their families during this time by ensuring that their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs are met.
Activities and events are an integral part of our residents’ lifestyle. We recognize the value and importance of meaningful activities to an individual’s quality of life.
Each person is unique and finds different activities stimulating and energizing. We try to find out what stimulates, engages and gives meaning to each individual and plan group and individual activities accordingly.
Our dedicated animation team develops a full calendar of activities that promote the emotional and physical well-being of our residents. For example, we place a high priority on regular exercise, as it helps maintain mobility and strength as we age. Group activities therefore include classes such as seated yoga, which help our residents maintain and improve their strength and mobility in a fun and stimulating way. This type of exercise is not strenuous and plays a key role in helping people stay active and maintain their independence.
We also take care of the well-being of our inmates by teaching them proper nutrition and the Tamil Siddhar detoxification method.
We combine the physical activities with social activities, we organise events that allow residents to interact with each other and with the outside world. Sometimes these are external outings, sometimes they are internal events for residents, friends and families. We know that our homes are small communities, and an active social life is encouraged here. Family members and friends are always welcome to visit us and participate in social events.