M.B.B.S (Singapore); Dip. Geriatric Medicine (NUS); Accredited Family Physician (FPAB)
Dr Tan Jit Seng is the Director of Lotus Eldercare Private Limited. The company is set up on 1st July 2013, to cater to increasing needs of home eldercare services for the silver population in Singapore.
Dr Tan graduated in 2002, from National University of Singapore and immediately in his first year of practice encountered SARS as a House Officer in the public hospital. He went on for a year of training in managing neurosurgical patients as a medical officer in National Neuroscience Institution, TTSH Campus, both in Neurosurgical Intensive Care Units and general wards.
Thereafter, Dr Tan served out his National Service in Tengah Airbase Medical Center, where he was awarded RSAF Best Safety award and AFMS Best Safety award. Dr Tan resumed his public sector service as a Medical Officer in TTSH Emergency service, TTSH Otorhinolaryngology service, AH Surgical service and finally Yishun Polyclinic. After the stint in polyclinic, Dr Tan joined a 2-doctor private general practice in Marsiling, learning the wide range of skills under a very senior general practitioner. Following the private clinic practice, Dr Tan worked as a full time locum to gain experience of general practice in big corporate groups.
In 2009, Dr Tan joined Ren Ci Home Care as a home care doctor. In Ren Ci, Dr Tan picked up the skills and medical knowledge of seeing home care patients and running the service. He was also tasked to run Ren Ci Nursing home as well during the one year association with Ren Ci. However, Ren Ci Home Care programme was terminated after restructuring of Ren Ci.
Dr Tan then set up CODE 4 Private Limited in January 2010 with two other doctors, and continues to see subsidised and private home care patients under one of its branches, CODE 4 Home Care. In that period of 3 and a half years, Dr Tan also supported Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, seeing her nursing home patients and running her charity clinic for 18 months.
Dr Tan was invited to help out with the new transitional care service in KTPH in March 2012 and is still active practicing there presently. In May 2013, Dr Tan also took up the challenge to support charity home medical services under Lotus Eldercare for THK Ensuite Home Care until May 2015.
CODE 4 Home Care, serving many subsidised patients, was taken over by a charity from July 2013 to boost its operations. Dr Tan proceeded to incorporate Lotus Eldercare Private Limited to continue to take care of his private long term care patients. Dr Tan is presently involved in both public and private sector of home eldercare services.
Dr Tan is a current member of International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA). He is also an accredited assessor for FDWG, IDAPE, Eldershield, InterRAI and for Mental Capacity Act to do Lasting Power of Attorney.
You can also view a copy of Dr Tan’s experience in Linkedin: http://sg.linkedin.com/pub/jit-seng-tan/20/120/582