CARE GIVERS FOR INSTITUTIONS
There are 74 Welfare Institutions functioning under Social Justice Department and the present staff pattern of these institutions does not provide nursing staff or care giving staff. Most of the institutions are functioning with 3 or 4 staffs and the staff pattern is one superintendent, matron, peon, cook etc. Some other institutions the staff pattern is superintendent, caretakers, deputy superintendent, clerk, cook, peon etc . The institutions like asha bhavan, old age home have staff pattern of superintendent, ayah, nurse, cook, PT doctor etc. But the number of inmates in most of these institutions exceeds their sanctioned strength and it is very difficult to manage the institutions with the limited staff.
Most of the institutions are presently functioning as shelter homes providing shelter & food. The KSSM has initiated this project to extend care services to the needy residents who are living in our institutions. Kerala Social Security Mission has initiated a pilot programme for providing care providers to the neediest institutions like Old Age Home and Asha Bhavan and the Mission has selected 8 old age homes and 5 Asha bhavans under the project during the year 2012-13. The successful experience in introducing such initiative in welfare institutions, KSSM has proposed to extend the scheme to all welfare institutions under the department based on their requirement and considering the number of inmates during the year.
A pilot programme for providing care providers to the neediest institutions like Old Age Home and Asha Bhavan