SENIORS CARE DELIVERY & HEALTH OUTCOMES

Programme lead: Dr Wong Chek Hooi

Title
Exploring Meaning, Loss, and Identity among Terminally-Ill Patients through Engagement in Food Related Occupational Therapy in a Community Hospital Palliative Sub acute Care Ward in Singapore
Objective
The objectives are:
  1. To understand how patients experience meaning and cope with loss as they engage in desired food-related activities
  2. To understand how activities related to food preparation, acquisition or consumption by self or with family relates to their sense of identity
  3. To identify sources of resilience, and hope in food-related activities and their relationship to heritage and legacy
Collaborators
YCH, KTPH (Department of Geriatric Medicine & Department of Psychological Medicine)
Source of Funding
Agency of Integrated Care ILTC Research Grant 2016 (ILTCRG2016/3)
Title
Health Springs: An Innovative Wellness and Fall Prevention Approach for Singaporean Elderly in High Rise Housing
Objective
This study promotes a salutogenic approach to wellness, health and eldercare as Singapore’s health policy favours Aging in Place as a long term care strategy for elderly population. As bathrooms are major sites for falls for older adults in the community, a qualitative study will first be done to map the current built environment and experiences in bathing of our older population in the North of Singapore. Results from the qualitative study will be used to co-design new bathing experiences and spaces in the prevention of falls. This is done by validating with experts using visual simulation.
Collaborators
Texas A&M (Department of Architecture), KTPH (Department of Geriatric Medicine)
Title
Health Outcome & Process Evaluation on Project Tri-generational Homecare (HOPE @ Trigen)
Objective
Evaluates the impact of a multidisciplinary university student volunteer healthcare team comprising of Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology and Social Work students (TriGen Homecare) on community-based patients under the Ageing-in-Place (AIP) programme with chronic medical conditions in improving their self-efficacy in chronic disease management and quality of life (QoL) and to examine the impact on hospital admission and length of stay (LOS).
Collaborators
NUS (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)
Title
Psychosocial Promoters Of Successful Ageing
Objective
To study the impact of psychological well-being on longevity, through analysis of longitudinal studies from the US (Wisconsin, Ohio), Singapore, Malaysia and Korea, for preventive health interventions
Collaborators
NUS, Seoul National University, University of Wisconsin, Yale University
Source of Funding
Ministry of Education (Singapore)
Title
Retirement and Health
Objective
To study the impact of retirement attitudes on health and longevity to provide insights into psychosocial retirement preparation and psychological retirement adequacy
Collaborators
Ministry of Health (Singapore), Central Provident Fund (Singapore)
Title
A Big Data Analytics Approach to Sensing the Pulse of Society
Objective
This study Investigates elder stereotypes across cultures and time for policy evaluation and communication
Collaborators
NUS, Yale University, Brigham Young University
Title
Ageing Mobility
Objective
This study aims to investigate the travel patterns of elders on public transport for planning and environmental intervention
Collaborators
Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore), NUS
Title
Preventive Health Analytics
Objective
To identify the psychosocial and behavioural predictors for falls and utilization, using admin and/or survey data
Collaborators
Ministry of Health (Singapore), NUS
Title
Ageing in Place Community Care Teams Evaluation (AIP-CCT)
Objective
To evaluate the effectiveness of AIP-CCT programme among resource-intensive patients. The project will plan to have three phases where Phase 1 will pilot a community pharmacy service, as well to conduct a needs assessment through retrospective analysis of administrative data on hospital utilization and health outcomes. Findings from Phase 1 will inform subsequent phases involving risk modelling followed by process and outcomes evaluation.
Collaborators
Duke-NUS CARE, KTPH