Neha Sinha is a dementia specialist and has gained international recognition for creating dementia services in India. Initial work stint of Neha was as a counselor with Sanjivini, a Delhi based non governmental organisation for Mental Health. Thereafter she joined hands with Epoch Elder Care homes as the Head of Operations and later she became the CEO of Epoch Elder Care.
Neha has featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list 2016. She was a panelist and is one of the 100 selected worldwide participants to be invited for Dementia Forum X, which is under the patronage of Queen Silvia of Sweden at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. In this Forum, Neha has brought focus to the dementia related challenges in India, as a developing country. Given her experience and expertise, she has written many articles and is invited to speak at various forums on dementia and elder care.
She has been passionate about working for the elderly and is committed to bringing a difference in the field of dementia and elder care in India. Since childhood, Neha has been influenced by elders, specially both her grandparents (Dadu and Dida). Neha was the favourite grandchild of the family. One day her grandmother was detected with Alzheimer’s that had an indelible impact on the young mind of Neha.
Enterprising Neha has farsightedness to improve lives of people with dementia and is endowed with sensitivity and belief, grit and passion towards establishing eldercare homes that provides comfort and happiness to elders. The world views the elder’s life in shades of grey and silver, but she believes in a palette full of colours.
As is rightly said, “Culture eats strategy over breakfast”; Neha has accorded distinctive culture at Epoch homes advocating the laws of gratitude, recognition and integrity. Her vision is also to make Epoch a great workplace. Neha envisions creating access to global standards of elder care in India. Deep at heart her goal is to lessen the stigma associated with dementia and assisted living for elders. She spends time in educating people that dementia is a demanding condition and that one must reach out for professional care of their parents to places like Epoch Homes.
The entrepreneur in Neha gets delighted when solving problems and courageously standing and voicing against stereotypes and rhetoric unpopular beliefs. Neha is trained in clinical psychology and palliative care from Stockholm (Sweden). Her interests rest in adventure sports and travelling.
A Chartered Accountant, by education and profession, Vivek started his career in 2009 with Grant Thornton and InterContinental Hotel Group and eventually moved on to start his own accounting firm in 2013. With over 13 years of experience, Vivek specializes in market entry consulting and has assisted small and mid-sized foreign subsidiaries to set up their entities in India. Beyond setups, he has also led the finance functions of many of the clients and has enjoyed years of trust from them. He holds a firm understanding of Indian corporate tax and regulatory laws and has resolved a lot of complex matters for his clients.
While continuing with his firm, he was introduced to Epoch to assist on a specific regulatory matter which marked the start to the relationship that has now stayed strong for 6+ years. His involvement has grown from being involved with specific matters to making sure the in-house finance functions are in order, and to having a great understanding of Epoch’s ethos and objective to eventually being a resilient partner today. At present, Vivek leads the thinking for growth and strategy along with Neha and brainstorms with the operations team on multiple facets of the business. He enjoys the immense trust, rapport, and confidence of all his colleagues at Epoch. Over the last year or so, he has spent most of his time at Vermeer home which is also the reason for his proximity with the Epoch team beyond professional capacity.
Vivek played a very instrumental role in the entire process of having Lumis anchor Epoch during the year 2021. His role revolved critically around managing the relationship with previous stakeholders and onboarding Lumis parallelly. He is still the face of Epoch finance with Lumis and prospective stakeholders.
More than a finance personnel, Vivek identifies himself as an avid backpacker in a true sense. Over the years, he has ventured across the globe including some of the remotest and lesser-known parts of the world and has an incredibly diverse experience with culture, people, and food. Creating a real travel story is what he longs for! Vivek is also a running and squash enthusiast and is up for either at any moment.
Prasita is our clinical head and is 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. She is ex-defense personnel, having served in the Indian Army as a Short Service Commissioned Officer (Captain) for 5 years (Military Nursing Service). She is a registered nurse, with more than 15 years of experience and has done her MBA in Clinical Administration from Lucknow University.
Prasita joined Epoch in the year 2015 as a Facility Manager and after having managed the Vermeer House and the Frida House, went on to become the Head of Clinical Operations in the year 2017. It has been 7 years since then! She has undergone Dementia Training from Silviahemmet and Basic Life Support (BLS) training from Vidyanta Skill Institute, affiliated with the American Heart Association. Prasita is responsible for the high standards of care at Epoch through best global practices and has become one of the emerging care leaders in the elder care industry. 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).
Here are some written thoughts by her based on her experience with elders at Epoch