Care Services For Persons Living With Dementia
There are many available care services available to support seniors who require supervision while their caregivers are at work or need assistance caring for them. These services aim to maintain and/or improve the general, physical and social well-being of seniors through therapy. These services also doubles as a place for seniors to socialise and take part in recreational activities.
Day Care Services
There are dementia day care services which provides full day care in a centre-based setting for persons living with dementia. The centres provide structured programmes to improve or maintain the mental and physical well-being of persons living with dementia.
Activities can include:
- Mind stimulating games
- Music therapy
- Reminiscence Therapy
There are many day care centres in Singapore providing General Dementia Day Care and Enhanced Dementia Day Care services. You can find them via the E-care Locator.
There is also another programme called “Family of Wisdom” which is provided by Dementia Singapore. It is a weekly three-hour enrichment programme conducted in a small group setting where persons living with dementia are grouped according to their stage of dementia, language, age and educational profile. You can find out more here.
Nursing homes provide long-term residential care support to seniors who need help in daily living and nursing care. There are nursing homes which provide specific dementia facilities catering to persons living with dementia.
Click here to find out the list of nursing homes near you.
Respite is important for caregivers. You may take respite by sending your loved one to a day care service or weekend-respite services. Home personal care also provides eldersitting service whereby the care professionals will engage your loved one in activities while you take a break.
Alternatively, you may also join the Caregiver Support Network to focus on your own self-care, enjoy activities with other caregivers and share experiences. You may email email@example.com if you are keen to join any Caregiver Support Network.
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