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.
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.
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.