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SINGAPORE — Older people in Singapore who live alone, both men and women, have a higher chance of dying prematurely, with those living in one- to three-room flats at a higher risk compared to those who live in bigger housing types on their own. These were the findings of an eight-year study, part of theRead More
Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund Since 1 July 2013, the $10 million Senior’s Mobility Fund has been expanded into a $50 million Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF). SMF now provides holistic support for elderly Singaporeans, helping them to remain mobile and to live independently in the community. It also means greater support to caregiversRead More
That is a video of an Exercise Program that targets to Seniors’ Falls and their Consequences Prevention. The program runs in Municipality of Nea Philadelphia – Chalkidona and is based mainly on the OTAGO Exercise Program, which focus on Seniors’ Falls Prevention, and is enriched with a few poses from Yoga and Tai – Chi.Read More
Screening and assessing the risk of falling Elderly people aged 65 years or older should be screened for fall risks once per year. Risk of falls can be screened for quickly by checking for a history of falls in the last year and performing the Timed up & go (TUG) test. High risk exists ifRead More
List of Senior / Elderly Services Provider in Singapore By Alphabetical Order. We will expanding this directory as we go along. Service Provider Contact Number 247 Home Nursing Services 8399 8420 A Service Provider Contact Number A3 International Assists 6272 6018 Abella Agency 6744 8978 Active Global Specialised Caregivers 6536 0086 Adam Road MedicalRead More
Interventions targeting the assessment and modification of dangers in the homes of the elderly have demonstrated efficacy for reducing risks (Feder, Cryer et al., 2000; American Geriatrics Society et al., 2001; Gillespie, Gillespie et al., 2003). In-home actions also allow for the participation of the elderly and those close to them in fall risk prevention.Read More
It is highly recommended to take into account the state of health and the risk level of the elderly person before proposing a fall prevention program. For the elderly who screen with a high risk of falling, a personalized multifactorial intervention is highly recommended. For the elderly who screen with a moderate risk of falling,Read More
Several authors (Bonjour, Rapin et al., 1992; Delmi, Rapin et al., 1990) have suggested that undernutrition in the elderly may increase the risk of fractures during a fall. Others, using body measurement and laboratory data, have found a greater likelihood of falls in people with nutritional deficiency (Vellas, Conceicao et al., 1990). In a studyRead More
Data on falls in the elderly Falling is the action of involuntarily collapsing to the ground. Falls have been associated with sensory, neuromuscular and bone and joint deficiencies (Dargent-Molina and Bréart, 1995) and falls resulting in trauma are a major cause of mortality and morbidity. In the elderly, falls are the main cause ofRead More
Most of the injuries in the older age group are caused due to falls. This can lead to ligament sprains, bone fractures and several other hazards. In order to avoid these fall AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) have initiated several programs which will help to improve balance, strength, coordination, and agility. Some fall preventionRead More