The Geriatric service at Sengkang General Hospital provides specialised holistic care for older adults (aged 65 years and above. Due to ageing, older adults may have a multitude of complex medical conditions and may be suffering from poor memory, frequent falls, frailty, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence and functional decline. The experienced team of clinicians strive to meet the individual needs of the elderly, especially those with multiple medical problems or with geriatric-specific syndromes and conditions.
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An older person may be more susceptible to life stressors and developing disabilities due to multiple medical conditions. Geriatric syndromes such as delirium, dementia, falls, frailty and incontinence are also highly prevalent among the elderly population. Geriatricians will conduct a comprehensive geriatric assessment for older persons, to identify the medical, social and functional needs and provide appropriate interventions. This is performed in the inpatient, outpatient and community settings. They work alongside a dedicated multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, medical social workers and community partners to coordinate the care needs of older patients.
The Geriatricians at Sengkang General Hospital are committed to providing our patients with a high level of care. Patients are assessed for rehabilitation and care after discharge under the supervision of Geriatricians. The team also offer inpatient care for patients aged 60 years old and above who are admitted with a fragility proximal hip fracture together with a team of Orthopaedic surgeons under the Orthogeriatric service.
Outpatient geriatric specialist care is provided for older adults aged 65 years and above with geriatric syndromes at our Medical Center. They conduct frailty screening tests in the community to identify and coordinate care for frail and pre-frail older adults.
The department attends to patients age 65 years and older in our General Geriatric Assessment Clinics.
To address the increasing needs for cognition, frailty and fall evaluation, the department will start a dedicated memory, frailty and fall clinic in the near future. Patients with mainly only cognition, frailty or fall concerns can be referred to these subspecialty clinics respectively.
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