The health facility will provide comprehensive health services to Emiratis and expatriates over 65 years of age

The UAE’s first center specializing in health services for the elderly is being built in Dubai. The new center will be a key component of Dubai Healthcare City (DHC) Phase 2, a health and wellness destination in Al Jaddaf, Dubai, overlooking Dubai Creek.

The healthcare facility will provide comprehensive healthcare services for senior Emiratis and expatriates over 65 years of age.

The DHC has signed a corresponding agreement with VITA, a United Arab Emirates-based healthcare investment company.

After its completion, the VITA geriatric care complex will become “the competence center for geriatric care in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates”. Services include an outpatient geriatric medical center; extended nursing home (long-term care); Alzheimer’s Center; Day care center for the elderly; Rehabilitation facility; ventilated care center; Home care center; and home health monitoring.

Jamal Abdulsalam, CEO of the DHC Authority, said, “As a healthcare provider, it is imperative to enable services for everyone. The new project will accommodate tailor-made services from pediatrics to geriatrics at the DHC. “

Abdullah Al Gurg, VITA Chairman, said: “Specialized medical care and non-clinical services for the elderly are currently underutilized in the United Arab Emirates.

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“Addressing the needs of an aging population is both a moral imperative and an essential service in the care continuum. As Dubai continues to provide leading health services to its population, we believe there is a vital and unmet need for elderly care that needs to be addressed.

“This is becoming increasingly evident in a post-Covid-19 world where the elderly are one of the most affected and vulnerable parts of society.”