Authors: Sheena Ramazanu, Jane Griffiths
In Singapore, hip fracture incidences in elderly women are the highest amongst all Asian countries. Hip fracture is an unexpected life event for both patients and their family carers. Limited studies were conducted in Singapore to find out about family carers experiences in taking care of elderly patients with hip fracture. The aim of this phenomenology study is to understand caregivers’ experiences and support needs when rendering care to older adults with hip fracture during three distinct phases: acute hospitalization stay, in the community hospital and at home setting.
Keywords: Family Caregivers, Hip Fracture, Integrated Care, Singapore