Dr. K. Rajeswari, is serving as the Professor and Head in the Research Centre in Commerce for 35 years in The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam College for Women,India that has five decades of glorious history offering holistic education to empower rural women.She laid the foundation stone for the introduction of B.Com (Computer Application), B.B.A, M.Com (Computer Application), M.Com (Human Resource Management), M.Com (Banking Technology)an UGC sponsored innovative programme, M.Phil, Ph.D and two Univeristy Grants Commission,New Delhi sponsored Career Oriented programme (Office Automation and Banking in Practice) and thus established the reputation of Commerce Department of the college. Progressive initiatives were taken to upgrade Commerce Department to Research Center in Commerce and strengthened it by receiving funds from funding agencies .Motivated students to apply for competitive examinations, qualifying examination, Government and Private sponsored scholarships and fellowships. Organized and convened many workshops, conference, symposiums and arranged many guest lectures and left no stone remains unturned as far as students’ community is concerned. In terms of Research focus and academic excellence, ten flutters as Ph.D awardees under her guidance and completed 3 Major research projects funded by UGC and ICSSR .These are the fruits of immense amount of hard work put in by her. She has authored 3 books, edited 2 books, published articles in 40 journals and presented 60 papers in national and international forums are the results of her determination and will power. She adopts innovative teaching and actively participates in updating the curriculum based on recent developments and global competencies acting in various capacities in various of Board of studies in Universities and autonomous colleges. Played a key role in the overall development of our college and she proved her mettle in the onerous charges she held like IQAC coordinator, NAAC steering committee member, Research committee coordinator, Member of Planning Board, Building committee member, Council Secretary, Entrepreneurship development cell member and so on. Spearheaded the task of NAAC steering committee member of the college and managed to get ‘A’ Grade in all the three cycles. As IQAC coordinator shouldered the responsibility of updating SFRCians knowledge by emphasizing and establishing quality educations on technological basis and dovetailing the curriculum to meet the pressing demands of the global scenario.She has great passion towards preparing proposals for Plan grants ,organising seminars, workshops, conferences and various Research Projects to various funding agencies like UGC,TANSCHE,ICSSR,DST and almost her team work enabled them to hit the target in every attempt. She is acting as reviewer and editorial board member of International Journals and member of Indian Commerce Association and Indian Accounting Association. Being a versatile person with diversified talents, determined and confident she is a beacon of inspiration for the faculties, students and society.
HEALTHCARE FOR SENIORS AT DOORSTEP – AN INDIAN EXPERIENCE
With rising age, numerous physiological changes occur and the risk of chronic diseases rises and the aged persons tend to lose the ability to walk, talk and hear and slowly they become like a child. Every person who lived their life honestly and straight forwardly, look for the mercy of others, to fulfill their day to day needs. In present commercial world everything has become money oriented and there is very less human services and mind is prevailing. Commonly, there is no one prepared to take care of elderly due to various reasons. One may be happy while they are independent to take care of their day to day needs say from 60 to 70 years of age. But beyond that, when they become sick and old, they should choose a Home Healthcare service provider necessarily. It is estimated that for an average individual, 70% of health care needs can be met in the home environment. Home Healthcare is cost effective and most preferred for the elderly as they may easily get infections in a hospital environment. Home health care is a system of care provided by skilled practitioners to elderly patients in their homes under the direction of a physician. Home health care services include nursing care who can assist seniors in bed-sore care, wound care, respiratory care, fluid management, Injections, vaccinations, blood pressure measurement and so on. In addition, seniors feel comfortable in getting treated at home as it is more healing and more peaceful. In Tamilnadu,India Super-specialty hospitals, doctors, the NGOs and the government joined hands to take healthcare to the doorsteps of the elderly people. The Healthcare service providers like Tamil Nadu Home Health Care (IHHC), Ayusya Home Health Care Pvt Ltd, HealthAbove60 ,Orion Health Centre and Apollo Home Care help its providers adhere to standard operating procedures, access diagnostic tools, share information and keep records for each patient. This study aims at understanding the issues and concerns relating to elderly home caregiving in the contemporary Indian socio-cultural context. Data for this study was collected through in-depth interviews with 75 elderly who are supported with home health care. The paper will focus how nursing assistants are committed towards the senior health and wellbeing by personalized home care by creating a special humanly bond between seniors and themselves.