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Elderly Care

Advances in medicine and technology have increased the average life expectancy of the general population. As a result, about a quarter of the population is now 65 years of age or older. 

Geriatric medicine is the specialised approach to providing primary healthcare to elderly individuals. A multidisciplinary approach is the best way to manage the health issues that typically increase with age. Our doctors can co-ordinate this multidisciplinary care package to help you or your loved one continue living independently at home.    

Over 75 Health Assessments

Annual health checks are recommended once you reach 75 years old. These assessments comprise a physical, mental and functional evaluation and relate to normal daily activities. 

Assessment and identification of any depression or memory impairment is also part of this health assessment. Also included in the checks are:

  • Pain and Physical Function
  • Respiratory and Sleep
  • Cardiovascular assessment
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Continence assessment
  • Advanced Care Planning/ Power of Attorney discussion
  • Home safety assessment- see below

Home safety for the elderly can be managed, below are some recommendations:

At Sage Medical, we can help in the management of chronic diseases and functional problems including: