Amana Healthcare took the lead in participating at the 2nd annual Home Care and Long Term Care Conference, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on Nov 13, 2015. The conference covered a range of topics by key speakers from the healthcare industry in the region. Dr. Fatma Ridine, Senior Staff Physician, at Amana Healthcare explored the scope for improvements in the referral process that allows for acquiring patients from an acute care setting to long term care facilities ike Amana Healthcare. 

Michael Redmond, Acting Clinical Director of Clinical Operations at Amana Healthcare Abu Dhabi, covered a case study about the life of a patient after having suffered a cardiac arrest. He covered he various nuances and subtle areas that care givers need to pay attention to when administering medical and qualitative care to such patients.

Nicola Costas, Senior Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare, addressed the key element of identifying individual needs of long term care patients on a case by case basis rather than using a generic model of care for them. She highlighted this difference by allowing one of Amana Healthcare’s ventilated long-term care patients, Mariam Khamis AlAli, to share an account of her own experiences since having moved admitted there. Mariam highlighted the various improvements she had experienced in terms of quality of her life at Amana Healthcare; whether it was to being encouraged to make outdoor trips to the mall, Abu Dhabi grand mosque, local parks and home visits or whether it was the encouragement she received in continuing her profession of teaching by conducting Arabic lessons for the western staff at the hospital.

Veronica Sackey, Home Health Care Coordinator at Amana Healthcare, gave an insightful talk on the role of a rehabilitation nurse in a Home Care setting. She higlighted the various areas that need attention wth regards to either helping a patient transition back to home or during a time when a complex patient’s loved ones are away from home leaving the nurse to provide continued care that matches the levels seen at a Long Term Care facility like Amana Healthcare.

As part of the conference, Amana Healthcare had over 300 attendees register at their own exhibitor stand for a raffle draw for prizes to be announced at the end of the day which included an iPhone 6, a brunch & high tea voucher for 2 from the Four Seasons Hotel in Jumeriah, Dubai and special chocolate hampers from Shakespere & Co.

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