5 years ago I started a senior care agency with a simple goal, having caregivers who came from culturally similar backgrounds as our clients. When local senior care companies could not meet the cultural demands of my aging parents and mother in law, I decided not purse my medical career and solely focus on apna ghar.
Apna ghar is the first senior care agency to serve the needs of elderly ethnic minorities in the United States. As I have continued my journey not only as a caregiver but as a business owner, caregiver transcends all cultures , I have seen the need of affordable caregiving options.
Many senior companies have rates of 20-25 an hour which many families can not afford, we have kept our rates affordable, so a once luxury service can now be afforded by the masses, many of these senior care agencies do not want to serve in the inner cities of the untied states but with our affordable rates we can offer these services in those communities many seniors do not qualify for Medicaid or other government programs we want all our elderly to age in place with dignity and respect. Families should not be reprimanded financially to care for their loved ones at home.
Dr. Shaista Kazmi
Some Services at a Glance
For our advanced level of care, our professional and experienced caregivers provide basic companion care plus assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and ambulation assistance.
Our caregivers are available to provide 24-hour coverage, as long as they can sleep for eight hours per night and receive appropriate breaks
Peace of Mind Visit
Our unique Peace of Mind Visit program is a short visit each day to help clients with, among other things, bathing assistance, meal preparation, medication reminders, getting out of or in to bed, and “check-ins”.
We know it can be challenging for families when a member is discharged from a hospital. This service ensures that clients are guided through the outpatient surgery and recovery period.
First non-medical home care agency to address the needs of the elderly South Asian community. We are inclusive to but not excluding anyone based on religion or cultural beliefs.
Dr. Shaisti Kazmi Interview
TMO’s Samana Sheikh sat down with Shaisti Kazmi, the founder and president of Apna Ghar. Apna Ghar is a senior living care organization dedicated to serving elderly South Asian immigrants and their families.