ETCM - Nightingales Dementia Care Centre
Affordable and Accessible Care through the use of Technology


> 74 beds in a Hospital premises where emergencies are handled immediately
> Open garden and terrace for activities 
> Personalized care with a comprehensive care plan created for each resident
> Located 60km from Bengaluru, 90min drive from Bengaluru Airport and accessible by train through Bangarpet railway station

A view of the building from the entrance of ETCM Hospital

As part of our commitment to make quality dementia care affordable and accessible, Nightingales Medical Trust established the ETCM - Nightingales Dementia Care Centre in 2014 at Kolar, which is 60 kms from Bangalore.

This is India’s first telemedicine-enabled Dementia Care facility and is located in the premises of the Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial (ETCM) Hospital. This 74-bed unit is set up on a two levels extending into an open garden and terrace. It has been designed to suit the needs of dementia patients such as therapeutic environment, space for walking and detailed activity schedule for all the patients.

The Activity Area on the First Floor of the ETCM - Nightingales Trust Dementia Care Centre

The advantage that this facility enjoys is that it is located in a hospital premise and hence, all medical emergencies are handled immediately in the hospital. Further, to ensure the safety of the residents, the facility is monitored by CCTV systems. Additionally, the centre has specially trained caregivers and qualified nurses who monitor the residents and provide care and support to them.

The spacious Bed Room on the Ground Floor of the ETCM Nightingales Trust Dementia Care Centre

The centre is based on the Hub-and-Spokes model. Here, the clinical team constantly monitors the centre using specially designed Teledementia Management Software from Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s – Kasturinagar, Bangalore. 

Services provided at ETCM - Nightingales Trust Dementia Care Center

Short Term Care while you take a break

Long Term Care when home management is tough

Memory Clinic where Experts can assess for signs of Dementia

Residential Care for persons with Parkinson's, Stroke, etc.

What they say...

NMT's Dementia Care Centre at Kolar is one of the finest places for the following reasons...
1) It's inside a hospital campus where any emergency can be answered in no time.
2) Professional and compassionate staffs.
3) Ease of access for family.
4) Anytime communicable.
5) Updated infrastructure.
Overall it's a place where one can be confident of admitting the patient without any

Sunil - Son of one of our residents

Bouquet of Thanks to the team at NMT. Thanks to each and every one. For us, You are god. When I came on Ugadi day, I saw everyone dressed up very beautiful and rangoli decorations with festival mood. I will never forget in my life.
Stay blessed. 

Family of Mr Karunakara, a resident at the NMT-ETCM Dementia Care Center

I would like to share my sincere thanks to the staff and management for taking good care of my father. The care shown towards him is very heart-warming. You guys always keep us informed and seek our approval for any medical or emergency needs. Each support staff including the center manager were very responsive throughout the pandemic situation. You are professional with personal touch. We are grateful that we have found support in you guys. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!

Deepak - Son of one of our residents

a) The location of the Center is excellent as it is inside ETCM hospital, where doctors are available 24/7.
b) Service is also excellent as there are trained staff round the clock, which cannot be done at home especially for persons with Dementia.
c) Care given is great, can be compared with that of mother caring for the child.
Over all excellent service as we are relieved of worries.

Family of Mr Shanmugam, our resident

When you are down, dispirited, and doleful, you need someone who cares, takes charge to protect you, and guides you towards better. Ten months ago, my father’s declining health had kept us worried. He needed someone trained enough to care for him. Now, at ETCM-NDCC, he is in the tender care of people from Nightingale. In his own words, when I called on him, he said, “he has found new friends there.”

What more does one at 91 need but great company, good health, and peaceful sleep.

Thank you Team Nightingale@ETCM for all the care you are giving my father.

Family of Mr Ramamurthy, one of our residents

On the occasion of NMT having completed 20 years of serving the elderly, it is indeed a moment of pride for ETCM Hospital, Kolar to be a part of this wonderful journey for the past 4.5 years. The inspiration to work for people with Dementia comes from the fact that those who are in their golden age are devoid of the beauty of life. They have so much to give and deserve a lot in return. The purely service oriented motto of NMT gives us a motivation for continuous association in the coming years as well.

Dr Johnson Kundar - Administrator at ETCM Hospital, partner with NMT for this Center

Schedule a Visit


Monday - Friday

  • 10:00am - 04:00pm

Saturday - Sunday

  • 10:00am - 01:00pm


We provide a comprehensive range of services for dementia. It includes an outpatient memory clinic, short term or respite care and in-patient admission for assessment and treatment of challenging behaviours. We also provide residential care for elderly with stroke, Parkinson's and other similar conditions.

An initial assessment is done at the Nighingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer's in Bangalore to ascertain the diagnosis and the needs of the patient. Once the decide on the type of room, formalities for a short term admission are completed. All long term admissions have to be preceded by a short term admission. This allows us to assess the patient better and also allows the family to ensure that they are getting the best care possible before committing to long term admission.

4 sharing, 5 sharing and 10 sharing.

Admission can be processed after assessment by the Clinical Team.
> Payment details (by cash or DD or bank transfer) of Refundable deposit, non refundable admission fees and bed charges for the period it is booked.
> 3 Photos of Applicant and 4 photos of Resident
> Agreement signing by the Applicant and Guarantor
> Applicant & Guarantor’s self-attested Photo Id

There is a daily schedule that is followed at the Centre.
After breakfast all residents are encouraged to join in group exercises and cognitive stimulation activities which continue till afternoon. Following lunch most of them take a short nap before joining in evening group activities. On certain days of the week we have specialized therapies as pottery, music and dance.

We admit patients in all stages of dementia. We also admit patients who have suffered a stroke, fracture, or are suffering from Parkinson’s. We also admit elderly persons with chronic mental illness. We can offer short term respite admissions for normal elders if they feel comfortable in this surrounding.

This is India's first Tele-Medicine enabled Residential Dementia Care Centre and is established in association with the Methodist Church in India.

Nightingales Medical Trust has established this CEntre in association with the Methodist Church in India

Get in touch with us

Call us
+91 80 42426565


ETCM-Nightingalde Dementia Care Centre
Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial (ETCM) Hospital, Bangarpet Road, Kolar, Karnataka 563101 

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