Prevention is better than cure. While medical science has progressed leaps and bounds over the past century, there are still several loopholes and questions left unanswered in this field of healthcare and wellbeing. We may not be able to control the outbreak of an illness or health condition, but we can make an attempt to live a healthy and independent life.
This is where preventive healthcare comes into the picture as a beacon of light.
Preventive medicine is a branch of general medicine aimed at early detection of diseases and a reduction in the prevalence of chronic disabilities and relapses, according to the clinic. It covers the activities designed to respond from the very onset of a pathology. Some examples include arterial hypertension, diabetes, cancer, degenerative diseases and aging-associated diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Preventive medicine counteracts their development, reduce the possibility of complications, disabilities or continuous relapses, and even eliminate the risk factors.
“As the lifespan of the world’s population increases, we are all seeking ways to maintain a long, healthy and active life and to be as independent as possible in our later years. Nescens Clinique de Genolier was created specifically to offer comprehensive, medically proven programmes for men and women who will benefit almost immediately to help them age in good health and best preserve their future quality of life,” explain its recently appointed GM, Andrés Oppenheim.
Nestled in the Swiss Alps, near Geneva is the Nescens Clinique de Genolier, a specialized medical center that combines luxury with health care. The concept was the brainchild of Professor Jacques Proust, a ‘pioneer in the biology of ageing’ with 25 years of experience in the field. Guests here can “check-in” for a check-up, get assessments and specialized consultations – all done at a comfortable pace in the lap of luxury and with a focused intent on helping them “preserve their youth capital.”
This Swiss anti-ageing clinic provides preventive and regenerative medicine, genetic screening, nutrition advice, physical and osteo-articular care alongside aesthetic medicine and anti-ageing programmes. Those flying into Switzerland from different parts of the world can book into residences that offer a full-range of five-star hotel services, which “combines different medical and scientific activities dedicated to the detection, prevention, and treatment of pathologies linked to aging.”
Packages on offer at this health stay destination include short-term, mid-term and long-term options. Prices range from CHF 4,970 for the check-up and one-night full board to CHF 15,990. The clinic has 63 apartments on four floors, offering the options to choose a lake view or the Alps view. Rooms are categorized into a junior suite, suite and the entirely privatized suite Mont-Blanc – single occupancies range from CHF 580 to CHF 6,000, exclusive of taxes.
Facilities at this exclusive clinic include a restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a hairdressing salon with personalized advice from Jean Louis David, 24/7 nursing care, and concierge services.
The concept is seeing a growing fan base. Attraction is particularly intense in the Middle East, who have an eye for the finest, the most opulent goods and services.