Full program description

NTUC LearningHub's Basic Caregiver Course @ Home

What's In It For Me

  • Acquire basic caregiving skills
  • Learn how to take better care of adults with disabilities
  • Be trained in a home-based environment

Course Overview

This course aims to equip caregivers of the elderly and adults with disabilities with basic caregiving skills that will better enhance the level of care for the elderly at their own home environment. This 3-hour home-based training content is customised to cater specifically to needs of the elderly and adult with disabilities depending on their current physical and medical condition.

Who Should Attend

Caregivers who need to assist elderly aged 65 and above and adults certified by doctors with disability who requires assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs). (e.g Transferring, Toileting, Dressing, etc).

Course Duration

3 Hours

Call us at 6336-5482 to arrange for your preferred training time slot. Slots are available on weekdays from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.

Course Outline

Caregivers will learn at least three to five topics of the following:

Part 1: Understanding the ageing process and factors that effects the condition of the elderly

  •  What is ageing process
  •  Common health conditions in elderly
  • Care needs of the elderly
  •  Showing respect and privacy to the elderly

Part 2: Effective Communication Skills

  • Why is communication important
  • Breakdowns in communication process
  •  How to improve communication skills with the elderly

Part 3: Infection Control Measures

  • Importance of good hygiene practices in the home environment
  • Wearing and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hand washing technique

Part 4: Fall Risks Identification and Fall Prevention Measures

  • To identify fall risks in home environment
  • Ways to prevent falls

Part 5: Personal Hygiene & Grooming Techniques

  • Shower assistance and bed sponging techniques
  •  How to perform Oral care, Skin care and Foot care
  • Importance and steps for Perineal Care

Part 6: Transfer Skills

  •  Transferring elderly with or without assistive equipment
  • Correct use of mobility equipment
  • Methods in transferring, positioning and safe handling of the elderly

Part 7: Additional Care Procedures (customised accordingly to elderlys medical condition)

  • NGT feeding
  • Wound Care management
  • Stoma & Stoma Bag Care & Management
  • Urinary Catheter & Bag Care & Management etc.
  • Pressure relief measures to prevent pressure sore

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

LHUB-HEALTH cert

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

  • Home based training
  • 1 to 1 training
  • Demonstration (may have physical contact with elderly and caregiver)
  •  Return demonstration by caregivers
  • Courses available in English, Mandarin and Malay

Trainer to Trainee Ratio 1 : 8

Price

  without GST with GST
 Course Fee (Before CTG)S$186.92 S$200.00
 Course Fee (After CTG)S$10.00* S$10.70

 *Subject to eligibility and the remaining amount of the care recipients CTG which is capped at $200 per year

* This course is also approved for the Foreign Domestic Worker Grant administered by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). Please refer to the Silver Pages website at for more details on the grant

https://tinyurl.com/fdw-grant

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