Dubai’s plan for medical travellers aged 65 plus

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), Dubai’s dedicated healthcare free zone, and VITA, a UAE-based healthcare investment company, have plans for an integrated elderly-care complex for Emiratis, residents and medical tourists, to be operational in Dubai by 2024.

The 250-bed health care facility, which will have day care and long-term care options, will have a multi-facility complex including family medicine, geriatrics, neurology, orthopaedics care and will cater to the needs of elderly Emiratis, expatriates and medical tourists above the age of 65.

This will be a first-of-its-kind project in the Middle East.

Once completed, the VITA Elderly Care Complex will become the centre of excellence for geriatric care in Dubai and the UAE. Its services will include an outpatient geriatric medical centre, advanced nursing home (long-term care), Alzheimer’s centre, elderly day care centre, rehabilitation facility, ventilated care centre, home care centre and home health monitoring.