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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. Unde​rstanding 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 are $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
  • Four-day classroom session (8hr/day)

     (1hr lunch break, lunch will be provided)

  • 3hr home based session

Silver Circle @ Serangoon

264 Serangoon Central, #01-207, Singapore 550264

  • Four-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

(Only available for the Hospital's clients)

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

      (1hr lunch break.  Lunch  not provided)

  • 3hr 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: 

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

Peacehaven Nursing Home
Contact Person: Ms Shirley Goh
Tel: 6546 5637
Email: peacehaven_nursing@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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