Geriatrics Care (Elderly Care)

Geriatrics Care (Elderly Care)

Geriatric medicine, also known as elderly care medicine is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.

Geriatric medicine focuses on the unique needs of the elderly person. The aged body is different physiologically from the younger adult body, and during old age, the decline of various organ systems becomes manifest.

Geriatricians distinguish between diseases and the effects of normal aging and aim to treat diseases that are present and achieve healthy aging. Geriatricians focus on achieving the patient’s highest priorities in the context of multiple chronic conditions, and on preserving function.

With more than 23 years in service, Timberland Medical Centre is among the leading private hospitals and medical centres in the region (Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Kalimantan) and also the only private hospital to specialize in Geriatric Medicine; assisting in the healing of the sick so they may enjoy a better quality of life.

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Doctors working within Geriatrics Care (Elderly Care):

Dr. Lawrence Lee Hong Khoh

Qualifications : MB BcH BAO BMedSci (University College Cork, Ireland) BMedSci (IRE) MRCP (Royal College of Physician, UK)