Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has opened its first wellness clinic for the elderly. The preventive medicine clinic aims at providing integrated medical, rehabilitation and psychological care within the framework of the healthy aging priority under the National Health Strategy 2018-2022.
The Elderly Wellness Clinic includes a consultant in the specialty of Community Medicine and Preventive Medicine, a consultant of Internal Medicine for the elderly, a physiotherapist and a dietician, in addition, to a nursing team specialised in the field of elderly health. The clinic receives referred patients aged 60 and above on Mondays and the frequency shall increase upon expansion of the clinic.
Dr Hanadi al-Hamad, Qatar’s National Health Strategy lead for Healthy Ageing and medical director of QRI, attributed the opening of the clinic as part of the ongoing efforts to develop specialised care for the growing segment of the elderly population in Qatar.
HMC's Qatar Rehabilitation Institute
"The Elderly Wellness Clinic helps them improve their lifestyle in terms of health, psychological and physical aspects. The elderly category continues to grow and as an important segment of the society requires healthcare providers to develop specialised preventive and treatment programmes that deal with the chronic health problems that have become more widespread, such as weakness or frailty, dementia, musculoskeletal mass atrophy, difficulty of movement and falling".
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