Who should attend
Caregivers (Family members or Foreign Domestic Workers) who need to care for or manage the elderly diagnosed with dementia in their home setting.
This course is meant to equip Caregivers with the basic and essential knowledge and skills to care for the elderly with dementia. The Caregivers will learn about dementia, the stages as well as how to manage behaviours and engage the elderly with dementia with meaningful activities.
Caring for the elderly with dementia can be stressful hence, this course will also equip Caregivers with the knowledge and practical skills to manage stress and prevent burnout. They will also learn the importance of self-care through proper diet, exercise, rest, etc. Through classroom participation, Caregivers are also able to form a social support network with other Caregivers.
Mode(s) of training
51 Goldhill Plaza, #08-05, S308900
About the trainer
The training will be done by certified professional nursing staff who have relevant experience in managing dementia patients in a home and institutional setting.
*Course fees shown are final and are inclusive of any additional costs.
Caregivers Training Grant (CTG)
The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) provides families and Caregivers with a subsidy when they apply for training to care for the care recipient at home.
The CTG allows Caregivers to tap on a $200 annual subsidy to attend CTG-approved training courses. This grant is administered by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
The amount of $200 is allocated to each care recipient every financial year (starting from Apr to Mar the following year).
Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)
The HCG is a $200 monthly cash payout given to patients who have at least permanent moderate disability, i.e. always require some assistance to perform 3 or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Each patient is eligible for only 1 HCG, regardless of the number of caregivers the patient has.
You can use the payout to defray caregiving expenses, such as the costs of eldercare and caregiver support services in the community, or hiring of a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW).