The Epoch Story

Epoch Elder Care was founded by Kabir Chadha in 2011 to meet the growing need for elderly care and services in India.  Originally a Home Care provider with a special focus on companion care, psychological support & home management, Epoch offered services in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Pune to over 300 seniors. 

With the course of time, our team realized that providing home care was not enough. Many seniors were in need of constant nursing care and supervision, and several had no local family support.  In 2014, we decided to change our model and switch to residential care and thus Epoch Assisted Living came to life.  In a short span of time, Epoch has grown to be an industry leader in both elder and dementia care and a brand that is trusted by families for the care of their loved one. 

 

 

 

Our Mission

To provide holistic, person-centered care that enables seniors to have the highest quality of life.

Our Vision

To be India's leading elder care organization both in terms of the quality of our care, as well as the number of elderly we serve.

 

People at Epoch

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       Neha Sinha, Co-founder & CEO

A clinical psychologist by training, Neha started her career as a counselor with one of Delhi's oldest NGOs - Sanjivini Society for Mental Health.  After spending close to 3 years at the rehabilitation center, she decided to join hands with Kabir Chadha at Epoch, then a home care provider. After a successful stint as the Head of Operations, she finally took over as the CEO for Assisted Living in December 2014.  Neha is a dementia specialist and is also trained in palliative care from Sophiahemmet University, Stockholm. She has gained international recognition for creating dementia services in India, as well as being recognized in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list 2016. The captain of the ship, Neha believes that it needs grit, undying passion and a belief in yourself to keep things going. Apart from being the best care provider, her vision is also to make Epoch a great work place. She is adventurous and a big travel enthusiast who has even enjoyed a meal of caterpillar fritters while on a trip to South Africa!

You can reach out to Neha at neha@epocheldercare.com


Shweta Sharma, HR & On- Boarding Manager

The queen of expressions, Shweta is passionate about two things – food and people.  Though trained as an electronics engineer, Shweta enjoys spending time with people a lot more than she does with machines.  Her jovial and warm nature make her the life of the party and a favorite of many residents.  She loves bringing joy to the lives of our residents and hopes to make Epoch known as the best Assisted Living Facility in India.  A professionally trained Bharatnatyam dancer, Shweta has been known to bust a move (or two), when the boss is not around! Shweta spends time with each family to understand their needs and helps them through the transition process to the new home. 

You can reach out to Shweta at shweta@epocheldercare.com


Vaibhav Bisht, Finance Manager

The ever-important numbers guy, Vaibhav, ensures we get our bills paid on time and stay in the black.  With a master’s degree in commerce and experience in the business sector, he appreciates the opportunity to learn new things at Epoch and enjoys working with the close-knit team.  A fan of Bollywood music, you might find Vaibhav grooving to some oldies in his office while balancing the books!

You can reach out to Vaibhav at vaibhav.bisht@epocheldercare.com


Prasita Nair, Head of Clinical Operations & Facility Manager, Vermeer House

Prasita is our clinical head and in-charge of supervising care plans for each resident. Known as the ‘ma’ of the team, Prasita is an experienced nurse, a facilities manager, a crisis manager and a motherly figure all rolled into one.   A retired Army Captain with years of training in a military hospital, Prasita stays cool and collected under pressure.  She loves building relationships with the residents and has a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that her team is enhancing their quality of life.  A Bollywood buff, Prasita claims to have watched every movie ever released! (Be sure to quiz her the next time you see her). 

You can reach out to Prasita at prasita@epocheldercare.com


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Viji Varghese, Facility Manager, Monet Home

A seasoned nurse, Viji has over 18 years of experience in the nursing field in both clinical and management roles.  She has worked as a Nurse Manager and Clinic Operations Manager in both hospital and corporate sectors, including most recently as the Nursing Occupational Health and Safety Manager at Wipro and Goldman Sachs.  Viji is committed to a nursing culture of excellence and person-centered care.  A travel enthusiast, her favourite destination has been Kufri – a beautiful hill station in Shimla!

You can reach out to Viji at viji@epocheldercare.com


Jagdish Rewar, Food & Beverage Manager

Our master chef and food connoisseur, Jagdish can whip up a delicious meal in no time.  With a master’s degree in hospitality management and several years working for international hotel chains, he is the reason why Epoch residents (and staff :) have been gaining a few kilos. One of the first hires at Epoch Assisted Living, Jagdish finds working with the elderly very fulfilling and enjoys the rich life stories the residents share.  When he’s is not busy in the kitchen, Jagdish enjoys traveling to new places and trying out different cuisines.

You can reach out to Jagdish at jagdish@epocheldercare.com


Lalit Tokas, Administration Manager

When something needs fixing, Lalit is the guy we turn to.  With a BA from Shobhit University, Lalit joined Epoch in 2017 after working as an Administration Manager with Royal India Services Pvt Ltd.  Lalit loves interacting with the elderly as he believes they are like time machines through which he can learn about what it was like to live, work and love in a bygone era.  In his spare time, Lalit enjoys working out, dancing and socialising with friends.

You can reach out to Lalit at lalit.tokas@epocheldercare.com

 


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Bipin Babu, Facility Nurse, Vermeer Home

The man of many talents, Bipin has been with Epoch Assisted Living since its inception.  With a calming demeanor and experience in various healthcare organizations including AIIMS in New Delhi, Bipin brings a wealth of experience to the team. He loves working with the elderly as he feels that it provides many intangible rewards and allows him to make a real difference in someone’s life.  When he isn’t riding around on his motorcycle, you will probably find Bipin exercising in the gym or exploring new places.

You can reach out to Bipin at bipin@epocheldercare.com


Saju Thomas, Facility Nurse, Vermeer Home

The well-traveled Saju is one of the newest members on the team.  Trained as an ICU nurse in Bangalore, Saju finds working at Epoch to be very rewarding and enjoys the special moments he gets to share with the residents.  He has lived in 4 states and can speak 6 languages. - Gujrati, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannad, Hindi and English!

You can reach out to Saju at saju@epocheldercare.com

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Consultants

Sama Bég, Director - Eldercare & Assisted Living

The process improvement addict, Sama has a Master's in Health Administration from University of North Florida and comes to the team with several years of experience managing Alzheimer’s Assisted Living homes in the US.  Sama enjoys working with the passionate team at Epoch and being a part of transforming elder care in India.  A pet lover, she has cared for over 15 cats, 6 dogs and one parakeet during her life!

You can reach out to Sama at sama@epocheldercare.com

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Kumar Vivek, Financial Consultant, CFO

A Chartered Accountant, Vivek worked as a consultant with Walker, Chandiok & Co. and as an analyst with InterContinental Hotel Group before starting his own accounting firm in 2013. With over 10 years of experience, Vivek specializes in working with foreign subsidiaries, ranging from incorporation of subsidiary to taking care of tax and regulatory compliances and advisory services. He also practices in Indian tax laws and has worked extensively in the domain of regulatory laws. Since starting his own firm, he has worked primarily with European companies and with renowned law firms to assist their MNC clients on their tax and regulatory subjects. An avid backpacker, Vivek has done a lot of weird experiments with food, including eating snake meat!

You can reach out to Vivek at vivek@kavassociates.in


Abhishek Mohanty, Design & Marketing Consultant

Our creative genius, Abhishek, is a freelance designer and an entrepreneur.  He has worked on design projects for companies in various sectors including automotive, legal and print media.  Abhishek loves working at Epoch and hearing the rich life stories of the elderly as it reminds him of the time he spent with his grandfather, who was a freedom fighter. He hopes to see Epoch become India's most sought-after assisted living facility in terms of care, service, innovation and hospitality.  A fan of comic books, Abhishek loves to draw cartoons in his spare time. 

You can reach out to Abhishek at abhishek@epocheldercare.com

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Board of Advisors

Kabir Chadha

A visionary leader, Kabir founded Epoch Elder Care in 2012. A graduate of Stanford University, Kabir had been working with McKinsey and Company for almost 4 years before he decided to move back to India in 2011. While living with his grandmother, he was struck by the tremendous gap in services for senior care in India and was inspired to devise a solution – and thus Epoch Elder Care came into being. Kabir is proud of the many accomplishments the team at Epoch has achieved and believes they are some of the most caring and passionate individuals. As an active member of the board, he strives to make Epoch India's leading senior living provider both in terms of quality of care and number of seniors served. Currently, Kabir works as the India Country Manager of Coursera, an educational technology company that is democratizing education for individuals. Kabir loves solving math and logic puzzles, but likes asking others to solve them even more.


Lackhsmi Vijai Singh

A Registered Nurse (RN) trained in the UK, Vijai has extensive international work experience in the UK, Canada and Hong Kong. She managed the only English-speaking elder care facility in Hong Kong for over 14 years and was involved with its total restructuring. Vijai also has several years of experience managing a 44-bed medical floor in a hospital, including a 4-bed Coronary Care Unit. Although currently retired from nursing, Vijai works as a consultant and assists different organizations in setting up elderly facilities in Hong Kong and Asia.


Mathew Cherian

Mathew Cherian is the Chief Executive of HelpAge India, a leading advocacy and caregiver non-profit for the elderly. An engineering graduate from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, he is among India’s first rural managers from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand. Previously, he was the Director of Oxfam, an international non-profit focused on alleviating global poverty. He is also on the Board of HelpAge International, Guidestar International, and several other non-profits. He is Member of the National Council of Senior Citizens, the National Foundation for Communal Harmony and is the current Independent Commissioner for Geriatric Health with India’s Ministry of Health. He is passionate about long-term care in India and enjoys working with the dynamic team at Epoch.