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​​​​Get Trained Help to Care for Your Elderly Loved Ones

The Eldercarer Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Scheme enables you to hire a pre-trained FDW who has undergone comprehensive training in eldercare. This ensures your FDW is equipped with the basic skills to care for your loved one.​

Training Duration

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

Training Cost

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.

Hiring Details

You can contact the participating employment agencies (EAs) for more details on the costs and hiring process. You can also find more information on the agencies listed above via MOM's Employment Agencies and Personnel Search.

  • 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 Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession. This scheme enables you to pay a monthly FDW levy concession of just $60 instead of $265.

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