ACSMS have been providing Grasmere Terrace, Carrington, with services for approximately 12mths. The team is very responsive, highly accommodating and very professional. They have provided us with very comprehensive Geriatric reports on a number of our very complex residents and supported us with a wealth of knowledge that has enabled us to negotiate some very challenging resident/ relative situations, resulting in a person-centred outcome for the individual concerned. Not only have ACSMS provided us with an exceptional Geriatric service, they are supporting our staff with education to assist them in meeting the demands of an ever-changing and increasingly complex Aged care environment. I would highly recommend them.
Welcome to ACSMS
The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional assessment designed to evaluate an older person’s functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socio-environmental circumstances.
BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUE
Behavioral and psychological issues related to dementia: Certain forms of dementia patients can exhibit various behavioral issues which can create challenges for the carers.
Cognitive impairment refers to problems related to memory and judgment. Early assessment not only help to treat certain forms of dementia, but it also gives an opportunity to the patient
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
Advance care planning is the process that empowers a person to express their wishes for care, levels of treatment and acceptable health outcomes if they were to get too sick to express themselves later on.
Dr Kawaljit Singh
Geriatrician and consultant physician
Conjoint Lecturer, University of Western Sydney
I am a geriatrician and consultant physician and currently working as a staff specialist in Campbelltown and Camden public hospitals. I am also working as a visiting medical officer in Campbelltown private hospital.
I graduated with MBBS in 2002 and then completed my basic physician training in medicine and advanced training in geriatric medicine in Westmead and Nepean Hospitals. I achieved my fellowship in geriatric medicine in 2013. I also enjoy teaching medical students and junior medical officer. I am currently working as a conjoint lecturer in Macarthur Clinical School, University of Western Sydney. I have been involved in research and was awarded the best poster presentation award in 2013 by Nepean Medical Research Foundation. I can speak, read and write four languages including Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. I have a vast experience in dealing with patients from multicultural backgrounds. My area of expertise include falls and balance assessment, frailty and osteoporosis prevention. My other areas of interest are dementia, stroke prevention, polypharmacy and sexual health in older people.
I believe in healthy ageing. I am trying to achieve that through falls prevention clinic and general geriatric clinics. I am keen on promoting awareness about falls and frailty in the society so that our older people can enjoy their every moment.
Thanking you for the opportunity and the knowledge you have brought to Woodport, I can see you are passionate to make a difference in Aged Care and improve quality of life.
When Dr Kawaljit Singh first join our Professional Health team, it was to provide Mental Health Advice and support for our residents. Dr Singh has provided us with so much more than we expected. Not only do we now have a dedicated Specialist who provides us with great support and interventions, he also has enhanced our Advancing Years Health Hub so that it is now a leading example of Wellness program. We look forward to a long-time relationship with Dr Singh as we move into an extension of our program to meet the needs of those with Dementia. So, so, pleased to have him as part of us and who we are.
The Aged Care Specialist Medical Service has held a pivotal role in the provision of geriatric care of our home’s elderly residents since implementation early this year. From behaviour management strategies to falls prevention interventions, the recommendations provided by the service are achievable and based on the person as an individual. On-boarding the Aged Care Specialist Medical Service is one of the best decisions our home has made for our residents care.