YOUR FDW WILL LEARN:
- About ageing
- How to monitor vital signs
- How to assist your loved one with their day-to-day care (e.g. toileting, bathing, eating, dressing, walking or moving around, and transferring from bed to chair)
- How to help your loved one with simple activities, exercises, and preventing falls
- How to help your loved one with medication and tend to minor wounds
- How to communicate with your loved one when delivering care
Before arriving at your home: Your FDW will complete two days of classroom training
After arriving at your home: Your FDW will complete three hours of on-the-job training to ensure that the FDW can apply the knowledge learnt
The cost of training varies from $200 - $500, depending on the employment agency and type of trained helper required.
Eligible caregivers can tap on the
Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) to offset up to $200 of the training cost.
• If you have urgent caregiving needs, you can contact the EAs indicated with a *. These EAs are part of the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Advance Placement pilot scheme (APS) which enables faster placement of FDWs.
• If you need a FDW with nursing background, you can contact the EA indicated with a ^. Do note the services of such FDWs may cost more. They will still undergo the eldercare training programme to refresh their basic caregiving skills and knowledge.
OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT
If you are seeking financial assistance in training and/or hiring a FDW, you can consider the schemes below.
Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant
The FDW Grant is a monthly grant of $120 that supports families in hiring a FDW to care for a loved one who needs permanent support with three or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession
This scheme enables you to pay a monthly FDW levy concession of just $60 instead of $265.