Our Programs

The role and the contribution of caregivers is often invisible, unrecognized and under-appreciated. Given the circumstances of terminal illness and chronic conditions, it is natural and sometimes expected that the patient or care-receiver is priority, and the others, including the caregiver are deprioritized, even by themselves. Caregivers are givers and very often not in touch with their needs to receive and replenish. Our programs are designed to heighten the awareness of the role and contribution of caregivers, their needs and equip the participants to understand how they can play a role in supporting and encouraging the caregivers. The ultimate goal is to create well-being for the caregiver who in turn creates an ambience of well-being and healing for the patient/ care-receiver/ caree.

For Caregivers

Our programs help caregivers understand themselves, their role and its challenges, equip them with some skills to manage this role and cope with the challenges that come along with the role. The workshops are for overview of caregiver role, skill-building, sharing and learning in groups. The coaching and counselling is for individualized attention to caregivers for their specific unique circumstances. The support groups for Caregivers are safe spaces for caregivers to understand and explore their challenges, lean in for support, share and learn from each other.

  • iconWorkshops for Caregivers

  • iconCoaching & Counselling for Caregivers

  • iconSupport Groups for Caregivers

  • iconPodcasts for Caregivers

For Caregiver Saathi

If you are someone who has been or is currently a caregiver, you are likely to have the experience to empathize with the caregiver and relate with the role a Caregiver Saathi or companion to a caregiver can play. If you want to pay forward to someone who can benefit from it or this role interests you, then you can be a Caregiver Saathi.

The Certificate Program for being a Caregiver Saathi empowers you to leverage your experience by complementing your experience with structured learning on how to be a Caregiver Saathi. Being a Caregiver Saathi means supporting a group of caregivers in your geography, providing them with the necessary tools, coaching and guidance, facilitating support group meetings and participating in research.

If you have the skills and interest, you could even become a Certified Trainer for the Caregiver Saathi program and help create a community of Caregiver Saathi.

  • iconCertificate program for being a Caregiver Saathi

  • iconCertified Trainer for Caregiver Saathi

For Well-wishers of Caregivers

Most of us know caregivers and want to support them in their difficult journeys. However, very often as well-wishers of caregivers we find that the caregivers are stressed and often moody, irritable, distant or simply difficult to reach. Despite our best intention to be supportive and empathetic, it is difficult and as well-wishers we can feel helpless and inadequate.

The role of a well-wisher is, however, very critical in supporting the caregiver and sometimes nudging them to seek help and replenishment for themselves. The workshops for well-wishers of caregivers equip them with skills and know-how of the challenges in the life of a caregiver so that they can have the right conversations with the caregivers, hold the space for them and provide them the support that they always intended to.

  • iconWorkshops for well-wishers of Caregivers

  • iconWebinars

  • iconPodcasts for well-wishers of Caregivers

For Corporates

Over the last decade there has been a movement to highlight the significance of inclusion and diversity, as a means for our societies to grow holistically. This means considering all sections of the society, however minor, that may have been under-represented in various fields to have the opportunities that enable and empower them to participate and be heard. For starters, this has meant an emphasis on gender diversity and therefore women at the workplace. One of the biggest reasons that women fall off the workforce is maternity, childrearing and domestic caregiving responsibilities as caregiving continues to be a gendered role. Across the world 60-80% of the primary caregivers in a family are the women.

With increasingly nuclear families, inadequate healthcare and fragmented community systems, the pressures on primary caregivers are ballooning. While legislations and organizations understand the significance of maternity benefits, increasingly organizations will need to look at caregiving as agnostic to gender and life-stage.

Organizations and workplaces have, in the past asserted that individuals keep their professional and personal spaces distinct and separate. However, increasingly progressive and contemporary organizations are realizing that these boundaries are blurring.

Employees are often not comfortable sharing their caregiving roles and responsibilities at the workplace, for the fear of not being understood or not be seen as reliable, committed or ambitious enough.

There is, therefore a need for organizations to become caregiver-friendly and build practices that support caregivers.

  • iconBecoming a Caregiver-friendly organization

  • iconWellness Fair for those who care

  • iconWorkshops for co-workers/ managers of caregivers

  • iconCaregiver Saathi facilitated support groups for Caregivers

  • iconVolunteering opportunities for employees

For Doctors

Doctors are pivotal for the healing and well-being of the patients and caregivers. In the case of terminal illness and chronic conditions, doctors and hospitals are significant and influential, although they do not have as much a role to play as in acute illness. While medical school does not equip doctors in the art of engaging and managing caregivers, doctors mostly agree that empathizing with the caregiver, managing their anxiety and providing the necessary guidance to the caregivers can release as much as 50-60% of their time to see other patients.

Caregiver Saathi works in collaboration with doctors and hospitals to bring "care" back into healthcare, integrating palliative care and truly creating healthcare institutions.

  • iconPartnering with hospitals to bring care back into healthcare and create healthcare institutions

  • iconWorkshops for doctors

  • iconCertificate program for medical students

  • iconCertificate Program for Health practitioners/ professional caregivers

For Communities

In urban nuclear families, caregiving responsibilities create stress whether the employees are directly caregivers or long-distance caregivers. The biggest challenges that caregivers face is loneliness/ social isolation which is driven by experiences of not being understood. Very often there is focus on the care-receiver/ patient and the caregiver stress is unaddressed, unrecognized and unappreciated, most often by the Caregiver themselves.

Community, neighbours, friends, well-wishers can provide the much-needed respite and emotional anchorage. They can also be influencers and support systems who can play a significant role in helping the caregiver cope with the Caregiver Burden and Caregiver Stress.

  • iconWorkshops for communities, societies and well-wishers