Mumbai, India (PressExposure) June 16, 2009 -- Crime against senior citizens is on the rise in the city. The most recent case was the murder of 74-year-old Lakhsmi Sangoi, who was staying alone in her flat at Shivaji Park.
Many elderly parents are staying alone as their sons and daughters are studying or working abroad or in far off cities. For those worried over the safety of their parents back home, some alumni of IITs and IIMs have come out with a website.
Agewell Technologies has started Eldess.com with a view to making it possible for people abroad to ensure support services for their parents back in India. They can log on to the site and make a payment to avail of the health care services their parents may require.
Speaking at a press conference, Roopesh Kumar, CEO and Founder said, âMy work has taken me to Mumbai, Bangalore and London. In each of these places, I have faced problems in taking care of my parents who live on their own. I would be happy to make a payment to ensure my parents get some services they may need. But no one provides such services today even for money. Many people are facing this problem.â Eldess has launched a comprehensive elderly healthcare service in Mumbai and it covers many healthcare needs like arranging an appointment with a doctor or a specialist [http://www.eldess.com/locate-a-specialist]. It can also arrange for an attendant [http://www.eldess.com/Healthcare-Support-Services/Attendants.html], who can accompany them during their visits to the doctor or hospital.
Speaking about the vision of Eldess, co-founder Maneesh Mehra, said, âWe want to cover all primary healthcare services for elders. We want to provide all these at a single place so that no one needs to go anywhere else for primary healthcare needsâ.
Eldess has also tied up with Piramal Diagnostics [http://www.eldess.com/Elders-Ailment-Screening-Programs/In-Clinic-Programs], offering Piramalâs Golden Age health check-up programmes. Girish Mehta, president & CEO of Piramal Diagnostics, said, âWe are really happy to associate with the young visionary team of Eldess in this relevant and useful service for elders.