Uniform model for the care of elderly in offing

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

Okaz/Saudi GazetteRIYADH — The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) is working out an exemplary uniform model mechanism for extending the best ever services and facilities for the elderly people in the Kingdom.The new model will be implemented by four sectors — Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Education; and private and non-profit sectors.Under the new initiatives, the elderly people who are bedridden in elderly care homes will be transferred to long-term health care centers so as to enable them receive the necessary healthcare services without interruption.As for the elderly people who have families, they will be sent back to their families in a way achieving their integration with the outside community.Health files will be opened for them in nearby primary health care centers in order to ensure provision of healthcare services for them.

The ministry said that these reforms are being worked out as part of realizing the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.Speaking to ...read more...