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« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2010, 10:56:47 PM »

Fall Clinics

Falls in the elderly can give rise in the fear of falling. Fall prone elderly in their 60's and 70's may lead to reduced mobility which is a big burden to family members and care-givers.

This is one reason, why the hospitals in singapore are setting up falls clinics to treat and educated elderly people on how to prevent falls at home.

Organisations / hospitals who are providing treatment and education :

1. Tan Tock Seng Hospital Falls and Balance Clinics. Tel : 63578013
2. National University Hospital Falls and Balance Clinics. Tel : 67725733
    NUH even has a model flat for the elderly showing potential fall areas. Call 67725168 for info.
3. Singapore General Hospital Mobility and Falls management service. Tel : 63214132.
4. Alexandra Hospital Falls Service. Tel : 64722000.

Be more cautious, falls in the elderly may be fatal.

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« Reply #69 on: August 28, 2010, 10:46:59 PM »

Good news for caregivers. The term " caregivers " are those who are looking after / caring for the elderly sick. Caregiver can be a relative or a maid employed to care for the elderly.

In Singapore, the issue of an ageing population persists, so the problem not only falls on the government but also immediate family members.

The elderly sick not only needs love and a caring hand, but one who is properly trained to handle them in a professional manner. This requires specialized skills and knowledge.

The Primary Care Academy ( PCA ) a member of National Healthcare Group ( NHG ) is conducting courses known as " Caregivers Training " in different locations. Call 64966681 / 64966682 for info.

Course outline :

Unit 1- Hygiene and grooming
1.   Cleaning of mouth and dentures.
2.   Bed bathing
3.   Assisted bath
4.   Dressing and grooming
5.   Changing of bedlinen
6.   Prevention of pressure sores
7.   Foot care

Unit 2- Waste handling
1.   Use of diapers
2.   Use of urinals and bedpans
3.   Care of urine bag

Unit 3- Safety
1.   Safe lifting, positioning and turning
2.   Safe use of mobility aids
3.   Falls precautions and prevention of accidents
4.   Safe administration of medication

Unit 4- Feeding
1.   Preparation of feeds
2.   Types of feeds
3.   Feeding tips
4.   Tube feeding

100 % funding available.


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« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2011, 10:53:39 PM »

All about care for the elderly and nutrition.......



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« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2011, 11:32:17 PM »

Wheelchairs for the needly elderly.

Funded by the Ministry of Health, a ten million Senior's Mobility Fund had been set up to assist sick elderly to purchase wheelchairs.

The pilot scheme was started in the Tanglin-Cairnhill Ward by grassroot organisation and the MOH's Agency for Integrated Care.

It was reported that Constituencies interested to participate in the above scheme can co-ordinate with the Chief Corporate Officer ( MOH )
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