Full program description

NTUC LearningHub's Basic Caregiver Workshop

What's In It For Me

  • Learn the basic knowledge of care procedures 
  • Enhance confidence and ability to care for the elderly at home

Course Overview

To familiarise caregivers of the elderly with basic knowledge of care procedures that will enhance their confidence and ability to care for the elderly at home.

Who Should Attend

Caregivers who need to assist their elderly loved ones who require assistance with their activities of daily living (e.g transferring, toileting, etc)

Course Duration

7 Hours

Course Outline

Part 1 : Proper Use Of Mobility Aids

  • Walking stick
  • Quad stick
  • Walking frame

Part 2 : Fall Prevention at Home

  • Recognising fall risks in home environment
  • Ways to prevent falls

Part 3 : Transfer Techniques

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

Part 4 : Personal Hygiene & Grooming

Shower & toilet assistance

  • Diaper changing
  • Oral care, Skin care and Foot care
  • Perineal care

Part 5 : Oral Feeding Assistance

  • Importance and need for oral feeding assistance
  • Food & Drinks preparation for elderly with swallowing impairments

Part 6 : Hygiene & Infection Control

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

Part 7 : Medication Management

  • Common errors while administering medication
  • 5 Rights of medication administration
  • Side effects of medications and its management

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

LHUB-HEALTH cert

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

  • Classroom based lecture
  • Group activities and discussion
  • Hands-on practice
  • Demonstration (may have physical contact with participants)
  • Conducted in English

Trainer to Trainee Ratio 1 : 8

Price

  without GST with GST
 Course Fee (Before CTG)S$130.84 S$140.00
 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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