Siddhi Shaligram Home for the Elderly in Bhaktapur
The Siddhi Shaligram Home for the Elderly was built right next to Siddhi Memorial Hospital. It was funded by NHB. It seemed the ideal solution in case an elderly person is in need of medical surgery. Siddhi-Shaligram-Briddh-Ashram was officially opened 1st October 2005.
At the moment it is home for 27 residents and another seventy to eighty elderly people who stay during the day. The oldest female resident is over a hundred years old, while the old est male resident celebrated his 82nd birthday. 23 employees and five nurses who are partly funded by NHB are on daily duty. A person living in the elderly home costs between twenty and fifty Euro a month.
In addition to the daily full-board, medical care for the elderly residents is an important part, of course. Social activities like going for walks, singing, doing handicrafts, attending Pujas together and further activities enhance the quality of staying in our elderly home.