Senior Citizen Wellness – Assessment & Screening
Advancement in medicine, general amenities, quality of life has made it possible for our seniors to lead independent lives and retain their sense of identity. An increasing number of them live by themselves and cater to their own needs, from shopping to banking to cooking and much more. Not only has this empowered them, but has also eased some stress/anxiety for their children who now stay focussed on their own lives.
However, the advent of age sometimes brings ailments that are challenging to manage even for the most independent seniors or the most equipped care givers.
Age related ailments such as a stroke/Parkinson’s/Alzheimer’s etc. affect cognition, memory and language and seriously hinder the ability of seniors to conduct their daily activities. To add to the problem, medical care that age related ailments require does not stop at medication alone, but needs to encompass engagement, communication and loving home care, which not many care givers are aware of and not many doctors detail out.
What’s needed is a support and guidance network for both seniors and care givers to enable them to be in control of their lives and continue to live with dignity.
SHB Social Foundation offers a range of support programs for senior and care givers, such as:
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Assessment Support:
You may notice/observe behavioural changes (anger, non-communication, violence, etc) and/or cognitive impairments (forgetting, unable to remember words, trouble handling daily activities, etc.) which start making life difficult, but you are unable to understand the cause.
A cognitive screening at the stage helps you identify the cause, treatment options and care required to be taken. This is available in SHB Social Foundation with a well-trained neuropsychologist on a monthly basis. The initial screening is free.
All appointments will be preceded by a Listening Post session so that we have a case paper made ready for our Doctors.
Your discussions are completely confidential. Charges depend on capacity to pay. Please check the Calendar for monthly schedule, call and take an appointment.