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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 
  2. Communicating with elderly 
  3. Infection Control
  4. Understanding and monitoring vital signs 
  5. Nutrition and Hydration
  6. Day-to-day care
    • Toileting
    • Basic skin care
    • Feeding
    • Personal hygiene, bathing, grooming and dressing
    • Transferring, positioning and mobility
  7. Simple activities and exercises for elderly
  8. Assisting to serve oral medication to elderly
  9. Fall prevention
  10. Managing emergencies

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.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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



TRAINING VENUES AND COURSE DURATION

​​ Name of Training Provider Duration Training Venue

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

Centre for Seniors
  • Two-day classroom session (8hrs/day)
  • (1hr lunch break – lunch not provided, 2 tea-breaks will be provided)
  • 3hr home based session

Centre for Seniors
9 Bishan Place #10-02
Bishan Junction 8 Office Tower
Singapore 579837

Peacehaven Nursing Home
  • Two-day classroom session (8 hrs/day)
  • (1hr lunch break – non-halal lunch will be provided)
  • 3hr home based session

Peacehaven Nursing Home
9 Upper Changi Road North,
Singapore 507706




APPLYING FOR TRAINING

Please contact any of our training providers below:

Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
Contact Person: Ms Yee Wai Yei
Tel: 6450 6129
Email: waiyei_yee@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’s NRIC
  • Work Permit / In-Principle Approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower

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


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