Amna Al Ketbi (Dubai)
The number of requests to register senior citizens in the mobile unit, one of the initiatives of the Ministry of Social Development, reached 139. The mobile unit is technically equipped with a specialized team consisting of a social worker, a doctor, a physiotherapist, a nurse and an assistant .They make home visits to senior citizens to provide the services they need, such as primary health care, physical therapy, social, informational, and educational services, and to educate family members on ways to care for and manage senior citizens.
The Ministry of Social Development attaches great importance to senior citizens and engages them with a package of initiatives, programs and partnership and cooperation agreements aimed at delivering various aspects of care and social development, to meet their needs and demands in accordance with the strategic plan. by the federal government and the mobile unit helps to encourage the family to care for the elderly and observe his presence in It also provides awareness, guidance and practical training services to families on how to care for senior citizens, strengthens the family by providing the best means of care and care for senior citizens, and integrate the seniors into society through their participation in the center’s activities and programs.
The “Community Development” indicated that the National Policy for Senior Citizens launched by the Ministry comes as a translation of the directives of the wise leadership within the framework of the commitment to achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071, which is based on seven main axes: health care, community communication, active living, energy investment and civic participation, infrastructure, transportation, financial stability, safety and security, and future quality of life, all of which aim to upgrade the services offered to older citizens.
A request to benefit from the mobile unit’s services can be submitted through the ministry’s website WWW.MOCD.GOV.AE or by contacting the Senior Citizens’ Happiness Center in the Emirate of Ajman attached to the ministry via telephone number 067402271. The unit aims to develop methods for the care of elderly citizens, and provide various social and moral services. And the health and hygiene that a senior citizen needs in his home and among his family, in addition to training a senior citizen’s family and helping them take care of themselves. of him in his home in a healthy and safe manner, and provides the various devices that senior citizens need to facilitate the person’s movement and stay in his home, and reduce the burdens of caring for senior citizens.