An idea whose time has come is now being implemented in Meru, in form of a comfortable home for the elderly citizens.
Gideons’ Memorial Home for the elderly is an idea that would have been associated with big western cities but one passionate doctor in Meru-Kenya believes even residents of his rural county deserves the best.
Photos: A luxurious living room.Gideons’ Memorial Home. Meru-Kenya
The facility which is on Meru-Maua Highway has a beatiful green lawn, where the elderly can walk, exercise or just rest leisurely admiring the serene environment.
Photo: Ever-green lawn@ Gideons’ Memorial Home. Meru-Kenya
Dr. Joel Muthuri is a renown children specialist who has special interest in care for the elderly people.
He thought of setting up a modern care center for the old people whose caretakers or guardians are not available because of their busy schedule in their lives to provide them with adequate love and care.
“For elderly people to live well to advanced age, they require good nutrition, medical attention, love, companionship and above all…God’s Grace.”
Dr. Muthuri told our reporter when guiding him in a tour of the facility located at Kaaga suburb of Meru Town–Kenya.
Photo: Sun bathing & well manicured gardens.
” I have been feeling that I should give back to the community by taking care of the elderly members of the society and hence the idea of coming up with this facility,” he explained.
Dr. Muthuri, who has been a Medical Doctor for 42 years(38 as a childspecialist), told Ambitious Kenya that for those of us who live far away from their aging relatives, it becomes difficult to give elderly parents or grand parents a homely environment we would wish to provide them with.
Photos: Bedrooms & bathrooms @ Gideons’ Memorial Home. Meru-Kenya
The home he has established has all the modern facilities that one would wish for his/her aging relative to use.
The home to open in January 2019 will have medically trained personnel and other non-medical support staff.
Photos: Front office entrance @ Gideons’ Memorial Home. Meru-Kenya
Dr. Muthuri has his medical consultation clinic/office next to the facility. He also has his residency next to the Gideons’ Memorial Home.
Photos: Dr.Muthuri’s Clinic Reception and office. Meru-Kenya
The Gideons’ Memorial Home, for the care of the elderly, is located near Kaaga Girls High School in Meru and close to Kenya Methodist University-main campus.
Photo: Dr. Muthuri’s residency just next to the Gideons’ Home. Meru-Kenya
The home will officially open its doors to the elderly in March 2019, where residential (those staying day and night) will be accommodated.
“We will also accept to take care of day clients who can be dropped in the morning and be picked up in the evening,” he explained.
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