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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.

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

6


Oct

Class 46

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

13


Oct

Class 47

HCA Bedok Centre
12pm-5.30pm

20


Oct

Class 48

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

20


Oct

Class 49

HCA Woodlands Centre
12pm-5.30pm

27


Oct

Class 50

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12pm-5.30pm

3


Nov

Class 51

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

10


Nov

Class 52

HCA Bedok Centre
12pm - 5.30pm

17


Nov

Class 53

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

17


Nov

Class 54

HCA Woodlands Centre
12pm - 5.30pm

24


Nov

Class 55

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12pm - 5.30pm

1


Dec

Class 56

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

8


Dec

Class 57

HCA Bedok Centre
12pm - 5.30pm

15


Dec

Class 58

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

15


Dec

Class 59

HCA Woodlands Centre
12pm - 5.30pm

22


Dec

Class 60

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12pm - 5.30pm