About ProVita

ProVita International Medical Center is the leading provider of long-term medical care in the UAE. ProVita specializes in the treatment and management of chronically ill pediatric and adult patients requiring continuous medical intervention including mechanical ventilation within a post-acute , home-like setting. Established in 2011, and with facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, its team of specialized physicians, nurses, and therapists focuses on improving patients’ quality of life through personalized, holistic programs encompassing clinical care, rehabilitative therapy, and social and cultural development. ProVita was the first private long-term care facility in the region to attain the prestigious Joint Commission International accreditation, and it maintains strong ties with global partners Joslin Diabetes Center and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, both Harvard Medical School affiliates. ProVita is a subsidiary of NMC Health, the UAE’s largest private healthcare provider.

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  • Baba

    72 years old

    Baba is a 72 year old Emirati gentleman, suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Baba had been a resident in ProVita for three years when his two sons approached the CEO about assisting them on taking their father on his Umrah, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. According to the family, Baba had made Umrah every year until 2007, when he was stricken with ALS. The clinical and administrative team set about the task of operationalizing a trip to Mecca for a patient who was bedbound and required a ventilator to breathe.

    Yusra Yasser Ali Yasser Mayouf Alhattali

    28 years

    Yusra was born with a motor neurone disease, which led to chronic respiratory failure requiring permanent ventilation support. She came to ProVita at the age of 22 years, after being in ICU/bound to bed for 13 years. Yusra has a passion for arts and ProVita committed to make her dream come true. She has contributed to two national art fairs since admission. She is considered ProVita’s artist in residence and is now attending school five times a week in order to complete a Bachelors degree in Art.

  • Abdulla Ali Saif Al-Kaabi

    30 years old

    Abdulla suffers from Relapsing Polychondritis (characterised by an inflammation and deterioration of cartilage), as well as respiratory failure and anxiety disorders. He was fully dependent and bedridden. Physical therapy has been focusing on engaging Abdullah in therapeutic exercises to improve muscle strength, range of movement, proprioception, gross motor coordination and balance. Activities include gait training, stair climbing, cycling and strength training exercises with weights.

    Bader Mubarak Saif Al-Salehi

    29 years old

    Bader has spent the majority of his life confined to a hospital bed with very little mobility and requiring continuous ventilation. First diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (a rapidly progressive form of muscular dystrophy) in his early teens, Bader was able to walk with difficulty until the age of around nine when his muscle weakness deteriorated and he became bedridden. As his condition worsened, Bader suffered respiratory failure and cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart); his ability to communicate was also severely affected.

  • Shaikha Hazza Echtibi

    6 years old

    6-year-old Shaikha was first admittedn to ProVita Abu Dhabi and is now cared for in Al Ain. She faced severe physical and social problems, meaning daily life was an incredible challenge for the little girl and her family. Having spent much of her early life in the US undergoing various treatments, Sheikha came to ProVita requiring ventilation on a nightly basis and experienced a range of issues interacting with people, such as an inability to make eye contact and frequent rocking behaviour.

    Abdullah Ali Al-Dhaheri

    16 months old

    Abdullah was born severely premature and suffered from chronic lung disease, leading to oxygen dependency and significant mobility and motor function problems. Since being admitted to ProVita, Abdullah has achieved remarkable milestones in his development and his family are delighted that he has recently been discharged home. Abdullah’s physical therapy focused on trunk control and balance through prone and sitting work, followed by supported standing and weight-bearing by kneeling.

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Quality of Life in Health Care Facilities, accredited by JCI

Our Abu Dhabi and Al Ain facilities have both been awarded Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA), which recognizes that they meet international healthcare quality standards for patient care and organization management in a long-term care environment. ProVita is the first long-term care facility in the UAE to receive JCIA accreditation.

The JCIA accreditation ensures that our facilities meet internationally recognized standards for non-acute settings such as assisted-living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and chronic care facilities. Complete assessments include resident care and rights, medication management, resident and family education, infection prevention, and a variety of other performance-related topics.

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