Basic Training for Daily Care
Wound 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 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
  • One trainer to a minimum of 8 participants (Maximum 20 participants)
  • Demonstration with role play and case studies
  • Classes can be conducted in English

Venue

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.


Pricing

Course fee
Before AIC Grant
S$200
Course fee
After AIC Grant
S$10**
Approved
for CTG
Yes
Approved
for FDWG
No

*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.


Funding

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.
Relationship
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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