Lim SC1*, Zhang D2, Png GK2 and Li FY2
1Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
2Department of Nursing, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
The elderly patients occupy most of the beds in an acute hospital and will likely increase in the years to come. Providing dignified care to the vulnerable elderly patients living with dementia is challenging for most healthcare professionals due to constraints in resources and a lack of training. This paper discusses processes involved in ensuring that any elderly patients with cognitive issues are cared for with compassion and dignity anywhere in the hospital, regardless of their medical/ surgical problems and the teams which they are admitted under.
Dementia care; Acute hospital; Dementia ward; Delirium care
Lim SC, Zhang D, Png GK, Li FY. Transforming Dementia Care in an Acute Teaching Hospital to a Dementia Aware Hospital: The 3 Tier Model of Dementia Care. Am J Gerentol Geriatr. 2019; 2(2): 1019..