Wound Care
Wound 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 ensure good skin care and manage simple pressure wounds or poor skin conditions in the home setting.

Course overview

This course will equip Caregivers with the basic and essential knowledge and skills to better manage the skin care of the elderly and to care for any present skin condition or wounds.

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 basic caregiving in the home setting.
  • Caregiver will be able to manage their stress level better after attending this course.

Course duration

  • 2 hours

Mode(s) of training

  • Home based
  • Classes can be conducted in English


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

Course Outline
Topic 1: Our Skin (10 mins)
Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
How ageing affects the skin
Common Skin Problems in the Elderly & its Management
Good skin care tips
Topic 2: Prevention of Pressure Sores (15 mins)
Definition of Pressure Sores
Locating Pressure Points
Importance of good hygiene, regular diaper change and turning
Usage of pressure relief equipment
Topic 3: Phases of Wound Healing (10 mins)
Topic 4: Types of Wounds (15 mins)
Need for Wound care
Pressure Ulcers Stages & Care
Other types of wounds & Care
Topic 5: Wound Care Products & Dressing Techniques (40 mins)
Wound care products
Skin care products
Dressing Techniques (Practical included)
Topic 6: Nutrition in Wound Care (15 mins)
Importance of Nutrition in the healing process
Types of nutritious foods to enhance healing
Topic 7: Complication in Wound Care (15 mins)
Detecting signs and symptoms of complications
Allaying your own anxiety when a complication arises
Recording and reporting complications accurately

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 skin care issues and wounds.


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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