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Active Caregiver Empowerment (ACE) Training Programme for End-of-Life Care 

ACE is an extended home-based training programme that makes use of a micro-learning app, which enables caregivers of patients receiving palliative care to learn at their own time and pace. The self-learning modules are supplemented by home-based hands-on training by our nurses and monthly webinars.

The ACE micro-learning app features four main modules covering medical essentials, nursing essentials. self-care and end-of-life matters. Caregivers may select the topics most relevant to them and are not required to complete all modules. The average time required to complete all four modules is about 6 hours.

This programme is currently only open to caregivers of HCA patients. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Medical Essentials for Caregivers 


  • Pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Limb swelling
  • Confusion
  • Seizures 

Nursing Essentials for Caregivers 


  • Preventing and controlling infections
  • Caring for the eyes and oral cavity
  • Caring for the skin
  • Preventing pressure injuries
  • Bathing the bedbound patient
  • Feeding with NG/PEG tubes
  • Caring for patients with urinary catheters
  • Transferring the patient
  • Managing medications
  • Ensuring safety at home  

Self-care Essentials for Caregivers 


  • Becoming a caregiver
  • Getting to know the psychosocial support team
  • Recognising signs of caregiver stress
  • Taking care of YOU
  • Communicating with your loved one
  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Finding community services
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Self-care plan 

End-of-Life Essentials for Caregivers 


  • Planning for end-of-life
  • Recognising end-of-life symptoms
  • Saying the final goodbye
  • Attending to post-death matters
  • Reflecting on your caregiving journey