Stoma Care
Stoma Care
1-to-1 training at home

Who should attend

Caregivers (Family members or Foreign Domestic Workers) who need to acquire basic knowledge and skills to care for their loved ones with stomas

Course overview

This course will equip Caregivers with the basic and essential knowledge and skills to manage stomas in the home setting. It will cover the need for stomas, the importance of proper care for the stoma as well as addressing any complications appropriately.

The course will have both the theory and practical session covered to ensure that Caregiver is fully competent at the end of the course.

Learning outcome

  • Caregiver will be able to learn and apply relevant skills & knowledge on stoma care in the home setting.
  • Caregiver will be able to alert the right channel for help when stoma care becomes unmanageable in the home setting.

Course duration

  • 2 hours

Mode(s) of training

  • Home based
  • One to One training
  • Classes can be conducted in English, Malay.


This course is conducted at the care recipient’s home.

Course Outline
Topic 1: Stoma
Definition of a Stoma
Need for a stoma
Importance of Stoma Care
Types of Stoma (e.g. colostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy, etc.)
Topic 2: Stoma Care (Part 1)
Colostomy / Ileostomy / Urostomy Care
Draining stoma bags
Changing stoma bags
Caring for the surrounding skin
Special Considerations
Recording and Reporting
Topic 3: Stoma Care (Part 2)
Tracheostomy Care
Tracheostomy Suctioning
Changing the inner cannula of a tracheostomy
Cleaning the tracheostomy tube
Caring for the surrounding stoma site
Special Considerations
Recording and reporting
Topic 4: Importance of Nutrition
Topic 5: Handling complications
Detecting signs and symptoms of complications
Recording and reporting complications accurately 
Allaying your own anxiety when a complication arises

About the trainer

The training will be done by certified professional nursing staff who have relevant experience in caring for the elderly both in the hospital and home setting.These trainers also have experience in handling tracheostomy and stoma patients.


Course fee
Before AIC Grant
Course fee
After AIC Grant
for CTG
for HCG

*Course fees shown are final and are inclusive of any additional costs.
**Subject to eligibility and the remaining amount of the care recipient’s CTG which is capped at $200 a year.


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).

Care Recipient's Nationality
The care recipient must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Complete Training
The Caregiver must complete the training course and receive a certificate of attendance if there is one.
Care Recipient's Age and Needs
The care recipient must be aged 65 and older, OR have a disability as assessed by a doctor.
The Caregiver must be the person in charge of caring for the recipient (this can include family members and foreign domestic workers)

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).

Household Means Test
- Household monthly income per person is $2,800 or less; or
- Annual value of property for household without income is $13,000 or less

Require Permanent Assistance with ADLs
- Always require some assistance with at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Feeding, Bathing, Toileting, Dressing, Mobility, Transferring
- Singapore citizen; or
- Permanent resident (with a parent, child or spouse who is a Singapore Citizen).
Lives in Singapore
Not in a residential long-term care institution (e.g. nursing home)


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