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NUS students help seniors age well at home

Straits Times, 20 March 2017

Retiree Goh Chek Eng is on medication for a range of health issues from hypertension to diabetes. Not only that, he is also in charge of his 72-year-old wife’s medicine for hypertension and chronic kidney disease.

Students from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) pharmacy department are helping people like Mr Goh make sense of their medicine. They drop in on elderly Telok Blangah residents who have been identified by social workers as struggling to manage their chronic illnesses.

The endeavour, which has been expanding steadily since it began in December 2014, complements a national effort to help older folk age well at home, and keep them out of hospital.

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Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/nus-students-help-seniors-age-well-at-home

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