Silver Trident is a long-term home visitation initiative by students from the NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), in collaboration with the National University Health System (NUHS), RSVP Singapore and Southwest Community Development Council (CDC).
This initiative serves the elderly population in the Western region of Singapore who are under the NUHS CareHub programme. After a period of training, multidisciplinary teams are formed by healthcare students from different faculties, ranging from Medicine to Occupational Therapists to Nutrition, Health and Wellness, as well as senior volunteers from RSVP. Our volunteers conduct fortnightly home visits to these elderly residents who have been recently discharged from hospitals. The aims of the home visits are to identify the holistic healthcare needs of these elderly residents within the setting of their community and empower them to take control of their health through the formulation and execution of personalised care plans with the guidance from healthcare professionals from NUH.
To contribute towards creating a sustainable community system to meet the holistic healthcare needs of the elderly in Singapore.
To collaborate with students and senior volunteers to empower the elderly to manage their health holistically in the long term.
Goals of Silver Trident:
To empower the elderly to take ownership of their health
To raise awareness of the complex care needs of the geriatric population amongst healthcare students through exposure to community-based clinical work
To promote inter-professional collegiality among healthcare students
To empower the senior volunteers to manage their health in the future by imparting them with basic clinical skills and increased awareness of the effects of ageing, and
To foster a spirit of volunteerism in society
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