Nursing homes support frail seniors whose care conditions are unable to be managed at home. In this documentary, find out how some of our nursing homes are improving the quality of care for their residents in areas ranging from nutrition to emotional wellness to infrastructure design.
Ageing Well - A New Place to Call Home
Various home and day care services and caregiver support available enable seniors to stay at home with their loved ones. Watch how five individuals are supported by Community Care services to help them age-in-place in this Channel NewsAsia documentary.
Ageing Well - In the Community
Upgrading is important regardless of age. Suhani Binte Hamzah (Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital) delivered better quality nursing care and served as a resource person to her colleagues, after upgrading herself.
Like Suhani, you too can enjoy the training opportunities and shape your career. Make a difference in the life of others.
Age is no barrier Opportunities for skills upgrading in the ILTC sector
Mayganathan Kavida, HCA Hospice Care was awarded SHMDP-ILTC to study Masters in Nursing at NUS. Today, Kavida contributes to training of new nurses and building research capabilities for her organization.
The SHMDP-ILTC funding has also provided funding support for HCA Hospice Care to invite local and/or overseas experts relevant to the ILTC sector to impart their skills and share their knowledge with the staff.
Enhancing manpower capabilities through SHMDP
Galvin Tan (St Andrew’s Community Hospital) was a recipient of ILTC-UP and Balaji Sadasivan Study Award. He was involved in new initiatives for dementia patients. Today, he is able to deliver more meaningful & person centred therapy to patients.
ILTC UP and Balaji Sadasivan Study Award recipient contributing to Dementia Care
The ILTC career portal (ILTCareers, www.ILTCareers.sg), an initiative by the AIC and ILTC Manpower Council, aims to increase awareness of the diverse and fulfilling jobs available in the Community Care sector and to attract more people to join the sector. It is Singapore’s first dedicated portal for ILTC careers and seeks to be the one-stop platform to amass job postings of ILTC service providers and to be another vehicle for their recruitment purpose.
The career portal also enables jobseekers - fresh graduates, mid-career switchers, retirees and back-to-work parents - to find out about various ILTC professions and job openings in the sector.
The portal targets ILTC employers as well as jobseekers who are keen to contribute to the Community Care sector.
ILTCareers- A Career Portal on Community Care Professions
On 2 November, the community skit commissioned by AIC made its debut at Nee Soon GRC Active Ageing event attended by over 1,000 residents. The skit featured the main trio, led by familiar veteran Ms Lin Ru Ping, Cai Ping Kai (known to most as Er Gu) and Yati. The 12-minute skit brought the audience through the benefits of different care schemes, using scenarios of daily living.
The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables Singapore Citizens from lower- to middle-income households to
receive healthcare subsidies at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics near their home.
Community Health Assist Scheme CHAS
On 17 October 2015, the Grassroots leaders and volunteers of the Teck Ghee constituency were the first to try out the new mobile app, AICare Link, during an outreach event for some 40 residents.
Developed by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), the mobile app features a comprehensive list of schemes including Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF), Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) and Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant. They simply need to key in the relevant particulars of the people enquiring on the schemes. It is a quick step to enable more seniors to know about and apply for the financial aid available to help them live well and age gracefully in their homes and the community.
Eligibility Check for Eldercare Subsidies at Your Fingertips
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