Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation enables a patient to gradually adapt and equip himself/herself to meet the various ordinary demands of life. The environment here is tailored in a way that activities are structured to enable the patient to relearn previous skills, as well as to develop a sense of purpose in life. The transition towards functionality is made easier when they are allowed to relearn at their own pace. Rehabilitation takes into consideration the many factors that influence the patients’ progress.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation:

  • The Therapeutic Community model that exists in SAN-KER encourages patients to experience positive interpersonal interactions. Each member contributes in their respective areas of expertise, tasks are planned, ideas are shared and there is a coordinated effort to reach common goals.
  • Games strengthen the patients mentally and physically.
  • Handicraft work enables expression of talent and enhancement of individual potentials.
  • Responsible behaviour is inculcated through the notion of big brother roles that are assigned to patients when they show readiness to take leadership positions.
  • SAN-KER provides shelter, meals and medication to abandoned chronic patients. The motto, "By love serve one another" has been the guiding objective in accommodating and rehabilitating patients marginalized by society.
  • Development of good personal hygiene is a goal and concern for the environment they live in is inculcated so that patients develop a sense of pride in themselves and their environment.

Occupational Rehabilitation:

Some chronic patients are absorbed into the Centre as watch guards, ward helpers and gardeners. This gainful work gives them some independence.