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About the Programme

HCA Hospice Care (HCA) has been appointed by the National Council of Social Services (NCSS) to be the national agency providing palliative caregivers training in Singapore.

The five-hour Palliative Caregivers Training equips caregivers with the skills and knowledge to care for their loved ones at home. The training also provides a holistic understanding about the needs of palliative care patients. Topics include:

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    Basic hand hygiene

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    Urinary catheter care

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    Communication and sharing session

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    Oral care and feeding

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    Lifting and transferring of patients

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    Use of home-care equipment:

    (hospital bed, wheelchair,oxygen concentrator)

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    Touch therapy

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    Symptom management

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    Personal hygiene

    (bed bath, hair wash, skin care, turning, diaper-changing, change of bed linen)

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    Fall and safety precaution

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    Medication management

How to Register

It is open to patients’ families and caregivers from all hospices and palliative care units, as well as anyone who is looking after patients at home.
If you or your family members would like to attend the training, you can either:

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    Call us at 6251 2561, or

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    Print out and fill in the form for the corresponding month below and submit it in one of the two ways:

Training sessions are conducted in English. Participants are required to pay only $10 for a comprehensive guidebook and light refreshments. The remaining cost of the training programme will be claimed by HCA directly from the Agency for Integrated Care’s Caregiver Training Grant.

7


Jul

Class 31

HCA Loving Heart (Jurong) Centre
12-5.30pm

14


Jul

Class 32

HCA Bedok Centre
12-5.30pm

21


Jul

Class 33

HCA - Ci Yuan (Hougang) Centre
12-5.30pm

21


Jul

Class 34

HCA Woodlands Centre
12-5.30pm

28


Jul

Class 35

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12-5.30pm

4


Aug

Class 36

HCA Loving Heart (Jurong) Centre
12-5.30pm

11


Aug

Class 37

HCA Bedok Centre
12-5.30pm

18


Aug

Class 38

HCA - Ci Yuan (Hougang) Centre
12-5.30pm

18


Aug

Class 39

HCA Woodlands Centre
12-5.30pm

25


Aug

Class 40

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12-5.30pm

1


Sep

Class 41

HCA - Loving Heart (Jurong) Centre
12-5.30pm

8


Sep

Class 42

HCA Bedok Centre
12-5.30pm

15


Sep

Class 43

HCA - Ci Yuan (Hougang) Centre
12-5.30pm

15


Sep

Class 44

HCA Woodlands Centre
12-5.30pm

22


Sep

Class 45

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12-5.30pm