- Terms and Conditions
Rules & Regulations for Elders' Home Resident
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A. Eligibility for Admission:
Subject to general fitness, Idhaya Vaasal Elders' Home admits elderly residents regardless of religion, caste, creed, or colour; however, the applicant will be asked to provide test reports of the tests as directed by. The test results will be reviewed by the home's doctor /senior staff nurse on duty, and admission will only be confirmed with his/her agreement. Admission is open to any senior citizen of Indian descent who is destitute, incapable of managing his or her life due to loneliness or the lack of a caretaker, or who is incapable of managing their lively hood adequately due to old age, or who is neglected by their own family, or who is free from family obligations and wishes to serve society for the remainder of their life and want to share their knowledge and experiences.
B. Ineligibility for Admission:
The Idhaya Vaasal Elders' Home does not admit seniors who have infectious diseases, mental illnesses, who were involved in criminal cases /offences, or who are dependent on alcohol, drugs, psychiatric chemicals or other substances.
C. Admission Procedure:
Admission of an elderly person is limited considering that they must be at least 60 years old. Patients with syndrome (genetic) or post- polio syndrome who are malformed and bedridden, regardless of age are exceptions to the rule.
1. The Board of Trustees may grant permission to eligible elders who wish to reside at Idhaya Vaasal Elders' Home with referral from the Police Department (general memo), nodal NGOs, senior social workers, and with the guardian sign from the resident's friends and family.
2. All applicants for admission to the Home must submit the required application form along with a statement that they agree to abide by these rules and regulations of the Idhaya Vaasal Elders' Home and Aarathy Charitable Trust, framed here.
3. The admission form must be submitted with two photos of the applicant and be duly signed by a local guarantor (volunteer), ideally one of the applicant's immediate family members or a well-known acquaintance.
4. The method of admission will depend on the conclusion that the authorities make after interviewing the applicant.
5. For the first 30 days, the admittance to the Home will be temporary. If it is not determined that the admission is unsuitable after 30 days of residence, management will confirm it.
6. The applicant must also submit the original copies of the following documents at the time of the interview, to the satisfaction of the authority: a) Proof of Age. b) Address Verification c) Test reports as per Home's instructions.
7. The Home's administrators may deny admission to any candidate whose character or background are unsatisfactory or for any other reason they think appropriate.
8. Any resident who was admitted using a false pretense of any type or who was later discovered to have engaged in indiscipline or misconduct may be expelled from the facility.
9. After being dismissed or removed outside the home, no resident shall be allowed to re-enter. The Trustees' choice is final and enforceable against the applicant.
D. Habitation at Home
1. Depending on availability, all residents at the Home have access to comprehensive housing services in either of the following categories of housing or accommodations: 2. A single room with a bathroom and a toilet that can accommodate two or three elders.
3. A single room for two people sharing a bathroom and a toilet.
4. In accordance with Trust policy, rooms with attached bathrooms and toilets are reserved for couples, while rooms with shared bathrooms and toilets are given to single men and women. If there are not enough rooms with attached bathrooms and toilets, then rooms will be assigned according to the first-come, first-served rule, and couples will also be given rooms with shared bathrooms and toilets.
5. In case an resident wants to live alone in a room, he/she may be permitted if his/her health so permits. Other details may be obtained from the Home office.
6. Male and Female residents will be provided accommodation in separate portions. In case of husband and wife, they will be housed in the same room.
7. The residents should respect the religious beliefs and Gods of their fellow residents in order to preserve a positive family atmosphere. They should also live in mutual affection, brother-sisterhoods, and friendship. To enhance the wellbeing of our society, it is appreciated if the inhabitants participate willingly in yoga-related activities like as courses, meetings, and sath-sangs.
8. The occupants are required to lend a helping hand and engage in Home activities in accordance with their aptitude and capability in order to cultivate and create amity and unity among themselves. They should endeavour to work together and get together for meals, entertainment, games, and other activities as coexistence is the fundamental principle of the home. 9. All members are required to uphold the rules of the home. Residents must be mindful of one another while sleeping between 9.30 PM and 6 AM due to the Home's severe rules about discipline and silence.
10. All residents are expected to arrive on time for their regular activities at the Home, such as meals, exercise, activities, prayers, etc.
11. It will be everyone's duty to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the space that has been assigned to them. Additionally, it will be the duty of every resident to maintain a clean, safe, and pleasant environment. Only the overall cleanliness of the campus and the upkeep of residents' rooms, including shared amenities and services, would be managed by the management.
12. To prevent any loss, breakage, or damage, residents should use the campus (including the shared facilities and amenities) with care. The cost of repair or replacement, as assessed by the Management, will be collected from the resident in concern in the event that any such loss, breakage, damage, etc. occurs due to the negligence and/or misuse by a resident or his/her visitor(s).
13. It is definitely forbidden to smoke, drink alcohol, chew /inhale tobacco or betel, or play cards for cash inside the home.
14. Unless there is an appropriate excuse and with previous approval from the home authority, no resident should be permitted to cook any food within his or her room.
15. No resident shall be allowed to install Air Conditioner in the room without prior approval of Home In-charge or Board of Trustees of Aarathy Trust. If permission is granted, it will be subject to terms and conditions stipulated in the permission letter.
16. No resident may operate a private business within the facility, and neither may anyone work for the government or a private.
17. The facility for residents to make outgoing phone calls from the home's phone will not be allowed. Separate cell-phone is operated by the full-time care-giver of the Home to help the residents to speak outside and appropriate instructions from the authorities have been given to the staff.
18. The Home reserves the right to eject any inmate who engages in major acts of disobedience, misbehaviour, or any other act(s) that disturb the home's peaceful and friendly ambiance or harm its cohabitation.
19. Non-vegetarian food preparation or service is not permitted in the home. If certain patients' treatments include non-vegetarian food, it can be brought in from outside.
20. Electricity sub-meter will be installed for each room, near the main-board, to regulate and stop misuse of electricity.
E. Medical Care/ Treatment
At the reasonable opinion of the doctors on the Trust's panel, Aarathy Trust will cover the costs of medications for minor illnesses like fever, cough, colds, and minor aches.
1. At the reasonable opinion of the doctors on the Trust's panel, Aarathy Trust will cover the costs of medications for minor illnesses like fever, cough, colds, and minor aches.
2. Residents of the paid class are responsible for arranging long-term medications for ailments like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart issues, migraines, and others at their own expense.
3. One nurse will be made available by the Trust to care for the residents at the Home during the day.
4. If the need arises, the residents of the Home shall have access to the services of a qualified medical professional(s). The resident will be taken to the hospital for treatment, and if necessary, will be treated as an in-patient, on the doctor's advice. 5. In the event of a serious illness or accident, the resident will only be admitted to a government hospital or medical college in Chennai, and intimation will be sent as soon as possible after admission to the resident's immediate family members whose information was provided by the resident on the application form. Residents' guardians or family members may move them to a private hospital at their expense if they need to be treated there. 6. The resident may deposit security in the amount they see fit for the treatment of a serious disease and receive a receipt. If this sum is not used for his or her treatment, it will be returned to him or her; with a prior written approval to that effect, the same sum may be used solely at the resident's discretion for treating destitute residents upon leaving the home or upon death.
F. Facilities Extended by Home
1. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, and morning coffee or tea will all be provided by the home. Residents who themselves or a member of their family have made a donation to the Aarathy Trust will not receive preferential treatment when using the amenities.
2. The Home is run in an atmosphere that is typical of a family. The Trust will supply the bed, mattress, pillow, pillow cover, bed-sheet or linen, top sheet, curtains, almirah, chair, table, and utensils. The Trust shall additionally supply a TV, refrigerator, water cooler, and other comparable necessities for the residents to use collectively.
G. Visitors and Movement of Residents
1. Visitors are allowed every day between 9 A.M. and 7 PM in the summer and between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M in the winter, in order to keep in constant contact with the residents' family and others. Visitors are never permitted before or after the specified hours. Usually, visitors are entertained by the residents at the Home's designated location.
2. Residents must return to the home by 8 p.m., unless there is an emergency or they have the management's prior approval. No one will be allowed to meet the resident(s) who is /are bedridden due to illness without prior permission of the authority concerned.
3. A resident may only leave the campus for a brief period of time after writing the necessary information in the Register held in the Home office for that purpose.
4. If the Member notifies the Manager in advance and provides the Manager with the required information, they may be allowed to spend the night away from the campus with a friend or relative. After receiving written permission from the Management, a Member may take a holiday or vacation for a maximum of 30 days (at a time), and such permission will typically be granted without question. However, if a resident takes a leave of absence that lasts longer than 30 days or extends it, his or her room or bed may be given to another needy person. Depending on availability, he or she can be given a different room upon arrival.
H. Death and Funeral
1. In the unfortunate event that a resident passes away, the Trust will make every effort to speak with that person's relative, if any, over the phone and at the address listed in the office records as soon as feasible. Funeral rituals shall be conducted by the Home in a way that may be regarded acceptable if the relative fails to adequately respond in a timely manner or fails to take possession of the body within 8 hours of the demise. Even if the relative cannot be reached for any reason beyond the control of the home, the aforementioned action will be conducted as soon as feasible only after eight hours. No complaint or grievance against the medical care, any alleged negligence, and/or the disposal of the body with last rites will be considered in accordance with the rules.
2. The nearest relative's address and phone number(s) should be provided at the time of admission itself in case the resident has a critical sickness or passes away.
I. Services by Home
1. The Home does not charge a fixed amount for any regular service. However, residents are encouraged to contribute to the Trust's desirable charity. Information on this is available at the office. The home is run for charitable purposes rather than for financial gain.
2. Residents who prefer to use a special nurse's services when bedridden or incapable must cover the additional nursing fees. The resident has the option of paying in one lump sum up front for convenience's sake. Only the actual costs associated with the therapy will be documented when that sum is spent.
3. The tenants are required to arrange things for their own use and interest. However, the Home will offer all inhabitants everything they need to live comfortably, including clothing, a balanced meal, laundry facilities, and other items.
1. The Aarathy Charitable Trust's goal in the Home is to serve the elderly with dignity so that their life experiences can be shared with the next generation and society at large. To achieve the aforementioned objective, the Trust must explore each resident's area of expertise, and the knowledge and experience gained will be applied to education through activities like instructing students and authoring articles, among others. The development of those fields will make use of the locals who have an interest in various designs, including fine art, costumes, and other products. The Trust won't charge residents anything for the aforementioned activities because they aren't considered to be businesses.
2. At the time of admission, Identification card and medical documents will be verified to check- a) Declaration of Name, Age and Permanent Address. b) Non - use of drugs, liquor, intoxicants. c) Free from any contagious and serious diseases such as HIV Positive, Cancer, T.B, Mental illness, etc.
3. The Home has the discretion to move any resident to any room as needed. Residents are not empowered to resist if they are asked to leave the Idhaya Vaasal Elders' Home. In addition, when a resident asks for discharge because they want more freedom to live their lives, the home authorities do not object.
4. The resident would be permitted to bring not more than two suitcases and one piece of bedding with them. No occupant is permitted to carry a firearm or other weapon within the home.
5. Services, including morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner, will only be served within the designated times. Only residents who are unwell or are unable to walk will be permitted to use room service.
6. Residents who choose to donate their bodies or organs, such as their eyes, kidneys, or other body parts, should let the home know in advance so that it can act in a timely manner.
7. It should be noted that neither a resident nor a donor owns any proprietary or other rights to any rooms or to any section or portion of the Trust's or the Home's property.
8. Any resident assigned a room, bero (steel almirah), or cabinet must always make the management available with a key to that space. The management reserves the right, if necessary, to forcibly enter the locked premises if any resident fails to do so. No verbal or written discussion of the matter will be accepted.
9. Any money left over on his or her account will be repaid when the applicant vacates the property; however, this money will not bear interest. If the credit balance remains unclaimed for more than a year after the departure date, it will be changed for the benefit of the remaining inhabitants.
10. Each resident shall be responsible for protecting his or her possessions and belongings, and the Management will not be held liable for the loss of any such items or goods.
11. No resident, or that resident's nominee or legal heir, shall have, or be deemed to have acquired, at any time, any right, title, or interest of any kind in the space assigned to that resident or that nominee, or in any portion of the shared amenities and facilities made available at the Home for that resident's use. Apart from living in the room that may occasionally be assigned to them, residents have no other rights to the property; it will always be in the trust's hands. The Trust is authorized to amend the room's allotment at any time, at their sole discretion, and such a modification shall bind the occupant(s). The Trust will not consider any complaints in this regard.
12. Only Chennai Court will have jurisdiction over any disputes that may occur between a resident, his or her relative, and the Trust.
K. Amendment of Rules and Regulations
The Aarathy Charitable Trust retains the right, as may be necessary in light of modifications in time and situation, to add to, modify, or delete from these regulations at any time(s) (Last revisal on 01-01-2023).
L. Application of Rules and Regulations
All applicants who are accepted as residents of Idhaya Vaasal Elders' Home must adhere to these guidelines and regulations strictly.