Dubai approves short breaks for PoD caregivers

The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has launched the ‘Respite Care’ programme, which provides short-term breaks for caregivers of elderly individuals and People of Determination The program enables caregivers to take short-term breaks to attend their daily activities without having to compromise on their caregiving responsibilities. This ensures that the elderly and people of determination continue to receive the necessary care even when their primary caregiver is unavailable for a short period.

The Respite Care program, which falls under the Higher Committee for Development and Citizens Affairs (HCDCA), aims to give primary caregivers a chance to focus on their physical and mental well-being. Caregivers of senior citizens or people of determination residing in Dubai can apply to request the Respite Care service. Once the request is received, the CDA will review the case and, upon approval, make arrangements to accommodate the request based on the caregivers’ requirements.

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