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Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine, a subspecialty of medicine, focuses on promoting healthy and active ageing, as well as managing illnesses in older adults. Our interdisciplinary team comprises Geriatricians, Geriatric Resource Nurses, medical social workers, care coordinators, dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. We collaborate closely with other specialties, including Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Oncology.

Our work extends beyond treating complex conditions in older people in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We are dedicated to promoting health and reducing disability in the community through initiatives like health screenings and healthy ageing programmes, which include exercise, nutrition and vaccination. We focus on enhancing population-based healthcare, enabling older adults to age well in the community. Actively involved in planning Age-Friendly Health Systems, we work closely with community partners.

In addition to clinical services, many of our team members engage in research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, designing curricula that equip healthcare professionals to manage the ageing population and collaborating with both local and international organisations to advance healthy ageing.

We provide person-centric, quality care. Each patient referred to our service undergoes a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), encompassing medical, functional and psychosocial evaluations. Our approach is value-based, focusing on outcomes vital for our patients, such as ageing in place, preventing functional decline and extending health span.

Our Expertise:

  • Devising personalised care plans for healthy and active ageing, with specific focus on reducing disability and improving quality of life.
  • Managing common conditions in older persons, including dementia, falls, urinary incontinence, malnutrition, osteoporosis, sensory impairment and depression.
  • Recognising the impact of ageing and underlying illness on clinical, physical and mental health.
  • Educating on the judicious use of medications to prevent potential risks and adverse effects of polypharmacy.
  • Coordinating care with other providers to support patients in maintaining functional independence outside of the hospital, thus improving their overall quality of life.
  • Assisting families and caregivers in navigating decisions related to declining capacity and independence, as well as end-of-life decision-making.


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