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Geriatric Care

Specialized care for older adults is of paramount importance due to the unique healthcare needs and challenges that come with ageing.

    As people age, they are more likely to develop multiple chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, and osteoporosis. They are also more likely to develop cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s dementia. These conditions often require careful management and coordination to prevent complications and ensure the best possible quality of life. The Geriatrics Unit of UBTH is very committed to providing an all-encompassing care to you or your loved ones.

Here, we understand the challenges that arise when seeking hospital care for yourself or a loved one. Our dedicated geriatrics team is committed to ensuring that your hospital stay is as comfortable as possible. We are here to address your questions, alleviate your concerns, and offer support throughout our clients’ time with us and afterward.

 Our 20-bed unit (including one private room) is dedicated to individuals aged 60 years and above. Our expert team includes physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals with specialized training to cater to the unique needs of older persons.

Click on the link below to register for our 3-week intensive training programme for Elder Care Aides



The Geriatrics unit is specially equipped with highly qualified geriatric healthcare professionals who provide person-centred holistic care.

UBTH Geriatric Team


Our Goal

The goal of the UBTH Geriatrics Unit is to transform our clients’ hospital stays into restorative and satisfactory experiences. Team members are always available to address queries and provide assistance.

Visitor Information and Hospital Etiquettes

We understand the importance of families/visitors and consider them essential partners in our older patients’ care journeys. We accommodate visitors aged 12 years and above, and kindly request that those experiencing illnesses postpone their visits to prevent infection risk.

Preparing for Your Stay

Our patients are encouraged to bring essential personal items like glasses, hearing aids etc., to ensure their comfort during hospitalization.

Overnight Stay and Facilities

One visitor/caregiver can stay overnight in a sleeper chair by their loved one’s bedside. Additional visitors are encouraged to visit only during regular visiting hours (4pm - 6pm), with a family waiting room nearby.