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.
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The Geriatrics unit is specially equipped with highly qualified geriatric healthcare professionals who provide person-centred holistic care.
Registered dieticians work with the team to provide individualized nutrition plans. All patients are closely monitored to ensure their nutritional intake aligns with the goals of care. Prescriptions for special diets are handled by our dieticians in collaboration with other team members and with the participation of family members.
Our skilled physiotherapists provide essential rehabilitation services during our older patients’ hospital stays. They assist in assessing their mobility needs and developing tailored plans to enhance their physical well-being. They also contribute to determining if additional therapy is required upon discharge and continue to offer their services as deemed necessary.
Our occupational therapists support our patients in regaining independence in daily activities. They work with the patients to enhance their abilities to perform essential tasks, promote independence, ensure a smoother transition back to daily life, and improve the overall quality of life.
Working directly with our older patients and nursing staff, health assistants in the geriatrics unit support other staff to improve our clients’ experiences during hospital stays. They skillfully assist with various tasks, improving the environment, our clients’ comfort, and preparing patients for various procedures.
UBTH GERIATRICS TEAM
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.