Basic Training for Daily Care
Stoma Care Management Training
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
  • Demonstration with return demonstration
  • Classes can be conducted in English, Malay, Mandarin, Dialects and Hindi.


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 FDWG

*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)

Foreign Domestic Worker Grant (FDWG)

Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant is a $120 monthly cash payment given to families who need to hire a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) to care for their loved ones who require permanent assistance with three or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). 

Families can use the payment to offset the cost of hiring a FDW. They may nominate themselves, or a Caregiver who is 18 years old and above to receive the FDW Grant payment. 

Each household is eligible for up to two FDWs caring for two different family members at any one time. 

Meet Criteria for FDW Employer
If you are the FDW employer, the care recipient must be your spouse; parent/parent-in-law; grandparent/grandparent-in-law; grandchild/grandchild-in-law; or sibling/sibling-in-law
Attend Caregiver's Training
Your FDW must attend AIC-approved FDW Grant Caregiver's training.

Household Means Test
- The care recipient should be living together with the FDW employer at the same NRIC-registered address
- Household monthly income per person must be ≤ S$2,600
- If you do not have any household income, annual property value must be < $13,000

Require Permanent Assistance with ADLs
Care recipients, including those with mental and intellectual disability*, need to be assessed by a qualified assessor to be permanently unable to perform three or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Eating, Bathing, Dressing, Transferring, Toileting, and Walking or Moving Around


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