What is Geriatrics?
Geriatrics is a specialised field of medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of older adults. As we age, our bodies go through unique changes and face different challenges.
The Geriatrician is interested in optimizing the functional capacity of the older adult.
Our Geriatric Services address various unique healthcare needs of older adults. Our services include:
Our healthcare professionals conduct thorough assessments to evaluate the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial well-being of seniors. These assessments help identify potential health issues, functional limitations, and cognitive impairments, allowing us to develop personalized care plans.
We specialize in managing chronic conditions that commonly affect older adults, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, and respiratory disorders.
Older adults often take multiple medications, which can lead to complications and adverse interactions. Our healthcare professionals conduct comprehensive medication reviews, ensuring appropriate dosages, minimizing side effects, and preventing adverse drug interactions. We aim to simplify medication regimens and improve medication adherence for better health outcomes.
Falls are a significant risk for seniors, leading to injuries, reduced independence, hospitalisation, and even death. We offer fall risk assessments, implement preventive strategies, and provide exercises and interventions to improve balance, strength, and mobility. Our goal is to enhance safety and reduce the risk of falls among older adults.
Cognitive decline, including conditions like Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can impact the lives of seniors and their families. We provide specialized memory care services, including cognitive assessments, personalized care plans, and support for both patients and their caregivers.
We understand the unique needs of older adults facing serious illnesses or nearing the end of life. Our compassionate team offers guidance and support to patients and their families during challenging times and refer, where appropriate, for Palliative Care services to manage pain, alleviate symptoms, and improve the quality-of-life care for such patients.
Mental health is an essential aspect of the overall well-being of seniors. We offer comprehensive mental health evaluations, counseling, and therapy services to address conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, and adjustment disorders. Our team focuses on promoting mental wellness and improving the quality of life for older adults.
We emphasize the importance of proactive health promotion and disease prevention for seniors. Our services include health screenings, vaccinations, preventive health counseling, and lifestyle interventions to promote healthy aging and reduce the risk of age-related illnesses.
Operating Hours and Contact Information
HSA Geriatrics Services is open Monday to Friday. Located at Smith Road Medical Centre, 3rd Floor Specialist Clinic.