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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


Apr

Class 16

HCA Loving Heart (Jurong) Centre
12 - 5.30pm

14


Apr

Class 17

HCA Bedok Centre
12 - 5.30pm

21


Apr

Class 18

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

21


Apr

Class 19

HCA Woodlands Centre
12 - 5.30pm

28


Apr

Class 20

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12 - 5.30pm

5


May

Class 21

HCA Loving Heart (Jurong) Centre
12 - 5.30pm

12


May

Class 22

HCA Bedok Centre
12 - 5.30pm

19


May

Class 23

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

19


May

Class 24

HCA Woodlands Centre
12 - 5.30pm

26


May

Class 25

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12 - 5.30pm

2


Jun

Class 26

HCA Loving Heart (Jurong) Centre
12 - 5.30pm

9


Jun

Class 27

HCA Bedok Centre
12 - 5.30pm

16


Jun

Class 28

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

16


Jun

Class 29

HCA Woodlands Centre
12 - 5.30pm

23


Jun

Class 30

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12 - 5.30pm