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Comprehensive training for caregivers

​The Basic Eldercare Course is a comprehensive training programme for caregivers including Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) to learn how to care for the elderly and manage their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ​​

Topics Taught

The topics taught include:
  1. Understanding ageing and common chronic diseases 
  2. Communicating with the elderly 
  3. Understanding and monitoring vital signs 
  4. Personal hygiene 
  5. Day-to-day care
    • Toileting 
    • Skin care 
    • Feeding (oral and tube feeding) 
    • Bathing, grooming and dressing 
    • Transferring and mobility 
  6. Nutrition and hydration 
  7. Simple activities and exercises for the elderly 
  8. Assisting to serve medication 
  9. Preventing falls in the home 
  10. Basic first aid

There will be many hands-on demonstrations and illustrations to help caregivers understand better. 

The course will be conducted in English.

Course fees range from $400- $500  but those who qualify for Caregiver Training Grant  can offset $200 of the course fees .

Participants may use the certificate received for this course to apply for the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant .


The care recipient must be:

  • 65 years of age and above
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
* For care recipients below the age of 65, eligibility will be assessed on a case-to-case basis.

The FDW:
  • Should be able to speak English
  • Must not have attended the Basic Eldercare Course previously


​​ Name of Training Provider Duration Training Venue
Centre for Seniors
  • Two-day classroom session (8hrs/day)

     (1hr lunch break, non-halal lunch will be provided)

  • 3hr home based session

Centre for Seniors

9 Bishan Place #10-02

Bishan Junction 8 Office Tower

Singapore 579837

  • Two-day classroom session (8 hrs/day)

      (1hr lunch break, lunch will be provided)

  • 3hr home based session

Peacehaven Nursing Home

9 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507706

Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

  • Two-day classroom session (8hr/day)

      (1hr lunch break.  Lunch will be provided)

  • 2hr home based session

Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

17 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9

Singapore 569766



Please contact any of our training providers below: 

Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
Contact Person: Ms Sarah Lim
Tel: 6450 6129
Email: sarah_lim@amkh.org.sg

Centre for Seniors
Contact Person: Ms Lee Bee Yan
Tel: 6478 5476
Email: beeyan.lee@cfs.org.sg 

Peacehaven Nursing Home
Contact Person: Ms Helen Ho
Tel: 6384 2180
Email: Peacehaven_Training@smm.salvationarmy.org 

You will need the following documents for the application:

  • Care recipient’s NRIC
  • Employer or a next-of-kin’s NRIC
  • Work Permit / In-Principle Approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower

You can find out wha t other caregiving training courses are available on our Training Calendar.


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