Elderly Home

Projects under Elderly Home

Rumah Charis Home for the Aged, Taman Lucky, Kuala Lumpur

Rumah Charis (Elderly Home) is a welfare organisation whereby they provide shelter, support and medical care to destitute old folks and it is a non-profit Christian based organisation. Through the establishment of a senior’s home, the organisation hope that the destitute and homeless can now have a place they can call their home where they are also able to enjoy better quality of life. IMU has been starting the healthcare project with them since 2014. The project is to identify the need of the old folks and subsequently we can help them at the right direction. We have been conducting more than 10 visits to the Rumah Charis for two years. There are many activities had been carried out such as healthcare activities as well as empowerment events.
Year started: 2005
Project leader: Dr Liew Yun Khoon
Activities done: Health screening, diabetic awareness activities, dental screening and oral care education

Rumah Orang Tua Kampung Baru Sikamat, Negeri Sembilan

On the date of visit, IMU students with the supervising faculty, would visit the elderly home and carry out the healthcare activities such as, blood pressure and glucose monitoring, eye/ENT assessments, breast examination to detect breast lumps and prostrate examination for the elderly residents.
Year started: 2013
Project leader: Assoc Prof Puneet Agarwal
Activities done: Health screening, eye examination

Rumah Sejahtera Jimah, Lukut, Negeri Sembilan

On the date of visit, IMU students with the supervising faculty, would visit the elderly home and carry out the healthcare activities such as, blood pressure and glucose monitoring, eye/ENT assessments, breast examination to detect breast lumps and prostrate examination for the elderly residents.
Year started: 2013
Project leader: Assoc Prof Puneet Agarwal
Activities done: General health screening (BP etc), blood glucose measurement, eye/ENT checkup, breast examination to detect breast lumps and prostrate examination

Rumah Sejahtera Seri Setia, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Rumah Sejahtera Seri Setia is an old folk’s home that is partially subsidised by the government in Petaling Jaya. There are about 60 elderly citizens ageing from 60 to 100 years old. It is a four-storey building with the first and second floors being shared bedrooms for male folks, while the third floor is for female folks, and the ground floor and top floor for public multipurpose areas. Most of the old folks are single and unmarried. Some of them are bedridden as they are too weak and old while the rest are physically independent. Most of the old folks communicate in Hakka, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Year started: 2013
Project leader: Dr Jithendra Panneerselvam
Activities done: Health screening, diabetic awareness activities

Rumah Victory Elderly Home, Puchong, Selangor

Recently, we have done the basic health screening of measuring blood glucose and blood pressure for 40 residents in 2017. All people’s blood glucose and blood pressure values were within the normal range and most of them were compliant to their medication. Dr. Tan Ming Yeong, our IMU Healthcare nurse specialised in diabetes education, played a significant role in improving the blood glucose levels of the elderly residents with diabetes. Besides the basic health screening, we have also involved in the housekeeping, entertainment of elderly by engaging them in singing old Chinese songs and games like Chinese chess. Engaging the old folks in origami and decorating the walls of their home.
Year started: 2013
Project leader: Dr Ramu Meesala
Activities done: Health screening, diabetic awareness activities, training of caregivers

Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre, Salak Selatan, Kuala Lumpur

Tong Sim Senior Citizen Care Centre houses senior citizens who have been abandoned by their families. Many of them were admitted to the hospitals for medical care by their own family members, however once they were ready for discharge, they were abandoned with no contact. These elderly people were left behind at hospitals with nowhere to go. The centre has been around for more than 10 years. This centre is currently supporting around 80 elderly residents. Some folks are immobile and in need of nursing care, while others are independent.
Year started: 2017
Project leader: Dr Teo Chian Ying

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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