Introduction to Falls Care Service
As Singapore’s population ages, falls in the elderly is an increasingly major concern. Every year about 30% of elderly aged 65 years or older experience a fall.
Falls can result in serious consequences such as head injuries or fractures. As a result, some elderly may become less active or decline functionally due to fear of falling.
Falls can be prevented. Fall Care nurse clinicians work together with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and manage falls in the elderly. The team comprises geriatricians, nurse clinicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. The aim is to identify the causes of falls in the individual patient and develop a care plan to help prevent further falls.
Our Services Include:
- Falls risk assessment by review medical history, medication history, fall history etc.
- Education on falls prevention strategies such as utilizing safety devices/ measures.
- Co-ordinate services as required, e.g. Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy
- Referral to various community services available
Project (Poster and Oral Presentation, and Publications)