Borne out of the desire to extend the much-needed care to local senior citizens, a new kind of facility was conceived. This initiative was initially based on the wish of Marie and her husband Nemr Hebbe. In her will, she expressed that desire and to ensure those in the know follow-through, the couple donated to the Melkite Charity Association the land, which would later be used to build the new $23 million center.
Spread across a 16,000 square meter area, the six-floor above-ground facility boasts 9 additional underground floors, has 92 rooms, which can accommodate up to 131 residents at any given time. Oasis de Vie (ODV) provides quality subacute healthcare services in a cost-effective and charming environment to patients and clients from Lebanon and the Middle East. It is equipped with two physiotherapy rooms, living spaces and rooms that meet the needs of each patient.
Other perks include a large recreation room that opens onto a huge terrace and a library. The facility is also designed to accommodate the patients’ families who wish to spend time with their elders. Some of the services provided are acute/non-acute medical care to patients, care for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, palliative care and end-of-life care. Always on standby is a geriatric doctor, fifteen nurses, a physiotherapist, nutritionists, social workers and paramedical teams.
Commenting on the facility’s multidisciplinary approach to care, Zafer Chaoui, president of the board of directors of Chateau Ksara and president of Oasis of Life said, “After seven years of hard work and effort, the project came to life. Oasis de Vie, which belongs to the Greek Catholic Welfare Association of Beirut and its suburbs, is certainly a reference in its field. Much more than a home for elderly people, it is a continuum healthcare center providing subacute and intermediate medical care, Alzheimer’s/ dementia care, palliative care, hospice care, senior care and social care. In moving forward, our biggest challenge is to make this oasis a beacon of success.”Add to Favorites