Taking care of patients at home: Aster Grace Nursing brings care where needed

Aster-Grace_1-MRABU DHABI, November 08, 2015: Aster DM Healthcare sets another benchmark as it launches Aster Grace Nursing and Physiotherapy, LLC – a home healthcare agency providing professional home care for patients and the elderly in the UAE capital.

Based in Abu Dhabi, the initial service covers the Emirate providing care from skilled nurses, physical therapists and doctors in the convenience of the patients’ homes. Soon, dietitians and respiratory therapists will also be available. All healthcare practitioners are under license from the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

“There are patients who need care beyond the hospital doors but are unfortunate to not have enough support at home to provide medical attention or help. Taking care of a sick loved one can be hard in the home without specialist support assisting the patients’ family. With this in mind, we opened the first-ever home care services, Aster Grace Nursing and Physiotherapy in order to help patients get medical attention from the comfort of their own homes. Our services also help ease the physical burden on family members to stay at home and care for their loved ones – we want to treat the whole family well.” said Alisha Moopen, Director of Aster DM Healthcare.

Apart from sick patients, care for the elderly is also a concern that is being addressed by the services of Aster Grace Nursing and Physiotherapy. Elderly members of the family sometimes need long-term medical attention at home especially those suffering from chronic illnesses.

According to reports, the Ministry of Health in the UAE said that life expectancy has increased from 52.2 years in 1960 to 76.8 years in 2011 due to improved health care infrastructure and rising income. Latest data from the ministry also showed 5.2 per cent of the Emirati population is above the age of 60 years. As such, reports said that the ministry expects the population being over 60 to increase by 11 per cent in 2032 and 19 per cent in the year 2050. With the expected growth in senior members of society, Aster Grace Nursing is in a position to help families address eldercare.


With a private nurse or healthcare practitioner, special attention is given to senior members of the family for their daily activities and medical needs. Care of the elderly poses difficulties and challenges to family members especially if home accidents occur or there is a specific medical condition that affects seniors. Consequently, having a healthcare professional helping at home eases the worries of family members for their aged loved ones.

Aster Grace Nursing and Physiotherapy is located at Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi and is open from 8:00am to 05:00pm, Saturdays to Thursdays. The centre can also be reached via telephone number +971 2-6280150.

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