JEHOHANAN (Gift of God) Old Age Home
“Jehohanan” – As the name signifies is a gift of GOD and this is what it really is for ‘Elders’. ‘A Shelter with love and care’. ‘Jeho Home’, is not just an Old Age Home, it is a Home with a difference. Giving elders joy & happiness, comfortable stay with daily spiritual & recreational activities to make it a ‘HOME’ away from home.
‘Jeho Home’ has been serving the elders since 25th of April, 2011. It is located on NH13, Hole Honnur Road, Holebenvalli, Shimoga – Karnataka.
At present having a small building of 500 sq.ft. which can accommodate only 4 persons.
Why an Old Age Home?
The very concept of an old age home is new to India. In recent times due to break down of joint families and modern living style, the traditional role of the family is being shared by the institution named as ‘Old Age Home’. An old age home is a ‘Home’ for those Elders who have no one to look after them or those who have been thrown out of their homes by their own children. Besides this, since the women have started working out of homes, there is now, no one to look after the routine needs of the elders at home.
It is the breakup of the system of the joint family and the introduction of a nuclear family that has brought this unhappy situation enter our society, and the old age homes have had to come up to cater to the needs of the elderly. Old Age Home provides a safe haven. It creates a family like atmosphere among the residents. Senior citizens experience a sense of security and friendship when they share their joys and sorrows with each other.
Half a century ago, Old Age Homes were looked at with resentment. This idea is however changing rapidly. Today, a fair number of people opt to move into a retirement retreat, where parents of affluent children well settled abroad, live in a home which provides vigilant security, medical facilities, entertainment and most of all environment where people understand each other, connect and relate with their contemporaries and are well taken care of.