Nightingales Medical Trust

Nightingales Medical Trust is a professionally managed not-for-profit organization based in Bengaluru working for the well-being of the elderly since 1998. The Trust strives to strengthen family bonds and promote community-based support systems, and provides a system of affordable and accessible services, thereby setting new trends in age care. The Trust works towards the welfare of Senior Citizens through various innovative projects focusing on Dementia Care, Active and Healthy Ageing, Elder Abuse, Social Integration, Empowerment and Capacity Building. NMT envisions a society where elders are healthy, happy, empowered and socially integrated.

Since 1947 the elderly population has increased from 19 million to 98 million in 2011. This figure is expected to reach 340 million by 2050. Simultaneously there exists a chronic shortage in the services and facilities exclusively for the benefit of Seniors. This trend poses a variety of challenges to the elders and society. It requires the collective efforts of the community, the government, NGOs and corporate bodies to address these challenges. 



Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT) as it is known today began its humble journey as Nightingales Home Health Services in 1996 from a garage in Sadashivnagar, Bangalore. A pioneering service back then, the concept of Home Health Services was the brain child of two people who yearned to make a difference in eldercare.

While interacting with the beneficiaries of home health care, it was realized that apart from health issues, elders also had to deal with loneliness, emotional issues and financial insecurities. Dr. Radha and Mr. Raja felt that, if necessary facilities to cater to physical, emotional, financial and social needs of elders could be created, it could help elders age with dignity. Thus, Nightingales Medical Trust was founded in 1998 to alleviate the problems faced by the elderly. 

The Trust is led by a Board of Trustees comprised of dedicated people from different fields of expertise. All major policy decisions rest with the board. More details here.
Dr Radha Murthy - Managing Trustee and Cofounder NMT
Dr Radha S Murthy

Co-Founder and Managing Trustee

With a brilliant academic career and over thirty years of medical experience, Dr. Radha Murthy has established herself as an eminent doctor who believes in humane and personalized care. She spends time with patients; showing concern, listening to them and sharing their emotions and burdens.

Premkumar Raja - Hon Secretary & Co-Founder of NMT
S Premkumar Raja

Co-Founder and Honorary Secretary

With two Masters Degrees in Social Sciences and over 30 years of experience as a Community Welfare and Healthcare Administrator, Mr. Raja has planned and successfully implemented several innovative social and healthcare projects in various parts of India.

Our Services have been recognized in India and abroad

International Research Award 2011 for ‘Most promising intervention for people with dementia and their carers' by Foundation Mederic Alzheimer and Alzheimer’s Disease International.
International research Award for Nightingales Medical Trust
IAHSA Excellence in Ageing Services Award 2006
Citation of Honor by International Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing.

IAHSA award for Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's
Paul Harris Fellowship 2005
Rotary Foundation
for our work in Elderly and Dementia care

Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International to NMT
Vayoshreshta Samman - National Award 2008
for Institutional Service conferred by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Vayoshreshta Samman National Award for Nightingales Medical Trust
Namma Bengaluru Award 2010
for outstanding contribution to Bangalore city

Namma Bengaluru Award - State Honour for NMT
Rajyotsava Prashathi
The second highest civilian honor of Karnataka State from the Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
Kannada Rajyotsava Award presented to Nightingales Medical Trust

Visit our other Websites

NMT Main Site

Main Website

A website to help prevent Elder Abuse

Help for Elders being abused

Jobs for Senior Citizens at Nightingales Jobs 60+

Jobs for Elders

NMT Elder Connect Site

India Elder Connect

Visit DemClinic website for Free Dementia Screening

Free Dementia Screening

Become a Dementia Friend and be part of the Dementia-Aware Generation

Dementia Friends Programme

Training in CPR and First Aid at Nightingales Lifesaving Services

Training in CPR & First Aid

Website of the ARDSI Bangalore Chapter

ARDSI Bangalore Chapter

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