Undergoing training allows one to gain knowledge, skills and deeper understanding of the responsibilities in caring for their loved one. It also enhances confidence in performing a task.
This is why caregiver training courses are important – but how does a caregiver know which course to go for?
A new caregiver should establish the needs of their loved one first. This includes physical needs, health and medical needs, and many more. He/ she may learn about home personal care, home nursing and specialized care needs tips while caring for their loved one at home. Click here to read more.
Do you require home-based training as you may need advise on planning and managing the care for your loved one at home Or do you prefer a classroom-based setting where approved ? trainers conduct training using the wider range of equipment available in their centres?
Whatever options you eventually select based on your needs and preferences, the final step is to assess the cost of this training. If financial assistance is required, the Caregivers Training Grant is available to most caregivers in Singapore, and can be used to offset up to $200 a year in caregiver training courses approved by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
Most new caregivers would need a wide range of knowledge to prepare them for their caregiving journey of looking after their loved one. AIC has worked with training providers to develop two specialised programme courses to meet the needs of most caregivers.
This course is designed for comprehensive learning at basic level suited for the higher care needs of your loved ones who may be frail with functional dependence associated with their advance age and/or health condition.
The training duration of 17 hours allows for more in-depth learning of knowledge and practice of skills designed for assisting in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), safe and optimal eldercare practices such as fall prevention, administration of medication emergency preparedness and other topics essential for providing personal care in the home setting.
Note: Also suitable for Foreign Domestic Workers
The sets of A, B, or C courses are individually designed to suit the appropriate care needs of your loved one who is frail but Ambulant (Set A), or Bedbound (Set B), or wheelChair bound (Set C).
Based on your choice, you may sign up for any of the 4-hour course to learn how to support the respective general caregiving needs according to their mobility status. Each course is designed to equip caregivers with practical knowledge and techniques to provide safe and optimal personal care. Examples of general caregiving topics include assisting in Activities of Daily Living, safe eldercare practices such as fall prevention, administration of medication, emergency preparedness and other topics essential for providing caregiving in home setting.
If you are looking for a course that teaches a specific skill, such as tube changing or first aid skills, do
visit our Caregiver Training Courses list.
You can select the training course by the preferred language of the course (if you need training conducted in another language other than English), course mode (home based or classroom based), topic, and/or even by training provider.
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