Changi General Hospital, Singapore’s Geriatric Centre is a one-stop innovative facility that provides affordable medical, rehabilitation and nursing care to elderly patients who need special medical follow-up attention after discharge. It includes the Geriatric Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOC) and the Geriatric Day Hospital
The Geriatric Day Hospital, provides customised daily rehabilitative care programmes, under the supervision of geriatricians. The elderly patients return home in the evening and the caregiver (i.e. a family member or maid) can also be trained here in home care for the elderly.
Enrolling in the Geriatric Day Hospital is not a long-term placement and we aim for most of our patients to be eventually discharged to day rehabilitation centres within the community. It is our aim to restore the independence of our patients, so that they can continue to do as many things for themselves as possible to enhance the quality and dignity of their lives.
The Geriatric Centre is also useful for elderly patients who require multi-disciplinary assessment. Our geriatricians work alongside a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of nurses, therapists, pharmacists and medical social workers to coordinate the care needs of older patients and their families, and advise them on the optimal utilization of the various support services available in the community.
Patients above the age of 65 with either one or more of the following conditions are particularly suitable:
To enrol, patients should first be assessed at the Geriatric Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOC). Please ask your CGH geriatrician if you, or your family member, are/is suitable for this programme. If you are not currently seeing a geriatrician at CGH, you may wish to ask your physician to refer you to a geriatrician for assessment.
The doctor will have to refer via the Referral Form to the Geriatric Clinics.
For information on Changi General Hospital’s Department of Geriatric Medicine and its many specialised services for the elderly, click here.
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