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​​​​​​Training to be a Caregiver

If you have never been a caregiver before, you could become stressed or feel unprepared about taking care of your care recipient. There are many things you will need to consider, including important information and techniques on how to create a safe and supportive environment for your care recipient.​​​​​

Eldercare Training Tailored to Seniors

For all other types of training courses, please view our Training Calendar.


Skills You Can Learn via Caregiver Training

Typical subjects covered in such training may include:

  • Personal care techniques, including proper bathing techniques and lift-and-carry technique
  • Recognising early warning signs of health issues and illnesses (such as dementia), how to check for basic vital signs and management of chronic illnesses.
  • Courses relating to specific diseases like Dementia and Stroke
  • Clinical skills like tube feeding, catheter care, and tracheostomy care
  • Courses on emotional coping: How to access and take advantage of local resources for both the caregiver and the care recipient Maintaining one's health and wellbeing as a caregiver

Caregiver training can be conducted at the care recipient’s home or at training facilities. The training is usually conducted by a team comprising nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. If you have a family member who requires care, you may apply for the Caregivers Training Grant (CTG), which provides subsidies for your course fees.

If you have a family member who requires care, you may apply for the Caregivers Training Grant (CTG), which provides subsidies for your course fees.


Reading Materials

Besides attending classes, you can also learn more by reading up. AIC has produced caregiver guides on:

  • Body Mechanics: Positioning, Moving and Transfers - Find out how to move your loved ones without injuring yourself and him/ her
  • Activities of Daily Living: Learn how you can take care of our loved one's day to day needs
  • Caregiver Basics 101: Understand the basics of what it is to be a caregivers
  • A Caregiver’s Guide to Avoid Burnout: Pick up self-care tips that will enable you to better manage your role as a caregiver.

You can find these guides and more here.





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