With an increasing number of senior patients worldwide, and the Philippines is not an exception, it is necessary for Asian Hospital and Medical Center to respond. The Asian Senior Wellness Institute is designed to cater to the specific needs of our senior patient population. A "senior" is defined as anyone above 60 years old in the Philippines. Targeted clients will be senior citizens in the community, senior clients from the corporate accounts, senior hospital staff and physicians, and relatives of employees.
This is a venue for seniors to have recreational and extra-curricular activities and a chance to socialize with others. These activities are scheduled twice a month. Activities range from arts and crafts, exercise, dance, creative writing, cognitive exercises, and more. Some activities are free, while others may cost a minimal fee to cover for instructor's fee.
This is a Medical Clinic open daily, run by Geriatricians or physicians that specialize in the medical care of seniors, and Family Medicine Physicians, together with a multidisciplinary team. The team is made up of Geriatric nurses, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Neuro-psychiatrists, and other Specialists as needed by patients. The clinic will cater to walk-in patients and senior patients that are referred for consults.
One of the main services the clinic offers is the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). The CGA came about as a realization of the need to comprehensively evaluate the health status of patients in their 60s and older. It was developed by those in the medical community who realized at the same time that there were special problems in the elderly that may escape notice using the health assessment methods employed for the younger aged individuals but could potentially greatly impact the health of the older age group.
Geriatric assessment evaluates medical, social, and environmental factors that influence the overall well-being, and addresses functional status, fall risk, medication review, nutrition, vision, hearing, cognition, mood, and toileting. The scope easily justifies its current nomenclature of being “comprehensive”.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment can lead to the early recognition of problems that impair quality of life by identifying areas for focused intervention. The assessment should be tailored to patient goals of care and life expectancy. It is by asking patients and families to self-assess risks using pre-completed forms, and by using trained office staff to complete validated assessment tools that the assessment done initially and ideally over several visits can effectively identify subtle or hidden problems. The goal of the CGA is to come up with a comprehensive medical plan to address the problems of the patient as a whole and not just specific systems. The institute will offer treatment packages to address common geriatric syndromes that will allow quality care at a fair cost.
A coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care -- offer the most clinically and cost-effective secondary preventive care. Thus, the Asian Hospital and Medical Center applied to open its own Fracture Liaison Services giving it the distinction of being the first private healthcare institution in the Philippines to offer FLS. Asian Hospital supports this systematic approach to secondary fracture prevention for it has been demonstrated to result in fewer fractures and significant cost savings for healthcare systems.
Moreover, FLS are coordinator-based, secondary fracture prevention services implemented by healthcare systems for the treatment of osteoporotic patients. It is designed to close the care gap for fracture patients, 80% of whom are currently never offered screening and/or treatment for osteoporosis, and to enhance communication between healthcare providers by giving a care pathway for the treatment of fragility fracture patients.
UG Floor, Tower 2, Asian Hospital and Medical Center
(02) 771 9000 local 8139