Introduction to Caregiving
Find out more about how to build a support network within a family, finding the right professionals for one’s care needs, and how to get the skills and training needed to take the best care of caregivers’ loved ones. Learn about the responsibilities and care duties at different stages of the care journey, and the know-hows for end-of-life preparation.
Caregiving is a continuous learning journey. Get the necessary training – at home or at training facilities – so you can create a safe and supportive environment for your loved one.
Find caregiver financial assistance and training courses to better support your loved one.
Find out how to choose a training course based on your loved one’s needs and conditions.
This course covers all the essential skills to care for your loved one’s daily needs, based on their mobility condition.
A comprehensive training programme for caregivers, including for Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) to learn how to assist your loved one’s daily activities.
The Eldercarer Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) scheme enables you to hire a pre-trained MDW who will be equipped with the basic skills to care for your loved one.
Learn more about caregiver training courses, including wound management and caring for your loved one living with dementia.
Preparing to Become a Caregiver
Caring for someone can feel challenging at first, but being prepared empowers you to provide the best for your loved one. Resources are on hand to address your questions.
Caring for your loved one with mental health conditions requires the right tools and understanding. Start by reading this.
Supporting your loved one living with dementia comes with nuances and complexities, making it key to know how and when to help.
A good post-stroke programme is as important as setting a home up for recovery. Find resources and communities that can support you on your caregiving journey.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can deeply affect a patient and their family. You can start by learning how to manage the diagnosis and taking on caregiving responsibilities.
Caring for My Loved One at Home
The caregiving journey does not start the same for everyone as it depends on your family dynamics and the changing needs of your loved one. Here’s how to start making home care arrangements with the right understanding and know-how.
While your loved one recovers at the hospital, plan ahead by preparing the home, family and other support that they will need after returning home.
The caregiving journey can involve the whole family so read up on how to build healthy family dynamics and support for your loved one’s changing care needs.
A caregiving routine can help better manage caregiving duties, such as hygiene and mealtimes. Find out more about the “4 Ps” to get started.
Home modifications such as installation of grab bars and ramps can help your loved one move about independently and safely.
Assistive devices such as hearing aids and wheelchairs can improve your loved one’s mobility and ability to participate in physical and social activities.
Your loved one should be able to live at home confidently. See how you can make their home safer by reducing risks of falls and injuries.
A well-balanced diet is an important part of caregiving, so here are tips to provide healthy meals and keep your loved one hydrated.
While juggling your care duties, don’t forget to keep bonding with and building up the relationship with your loved one.
Emergencies involving your loved one can happen anytime, anywhere. Refer to this handy list for help.
Caring for someone at the end of their life can be a process lasting between days to months. Find out how to provide comfort and care for your loved one while attending to your own needs as a caregiver.
Know the signs and what you can do to help keep your loved one comfortable.
Everyone experiences and processes emotions differently. Get the support you or your family members may need.
After your loved one passes on, a number of matters must be attended to, including planning the funeral. Here are the steps and information to help you through this difficult time.
Financial and legal procedures must be taken care of after your loved one passes on. Here are some areas you may want to look into.
Caring for Myself
Self-care is often overlooked by caregivers. Recognise the signs of stress and find ways to take time for yourself, so that you can function more optimally again.
Taking better care of yourself will enable you to better care for your loved one.
Here is a checklist to identify how stressed you are as a caregiver as well as tips to help you cope better.
You can find the support you need with health and wellness-related activities, peer support, future planning and counselling.
Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Advance Care Planning (ACP) includes having difficult discussions with a loved one, including their goals for care and even end-of-life decisions. Proactively prepare for these conversations with the right tools and prompts.
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