Geriatricians are specialists who treat conditions affecting the elderlyGERIATRICIANS IN SINGAPORE

Geriatricians are medical specialists who focus on health care of the elderly. They aim to promote health as well as prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in the elderly. Many problems in geriatrics fall into the so-called big four: (i) intellectual impairment/confusion, (ii) immobility, (iii) instability (falls) and (iv) incontinence.

Geriatricians work with a multi-disciplinary team comprising social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other specialist doctors should the need arise, to provide holistic care.