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The programmes are developed and conducted by Carer Matters, an initiative to equip caregivers with knowledge and skills to care for their loved ones and support caregivers through building of a caregiver support network. Click here to know more about what they do.

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Description

CARERS (Coaching, Advocacy, Respite, Education, Relationship, Simulation) Programme is a programme adapted from Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada. It uses a unique training approach focusing on practical skills based tools and emotional supports needed to provide care for family members with dementia. Sessions are conducted in small groups and allows for opportunity to meet and support other caregivers of persons with dementia.

Objectives

Caregivers will:

  • Develop more effective problem solving skills
  • Develop practical skills to improve communication and manage dementia related behaviours
  • Learn new skills by practicing them with the help of standardized patients who are professional actors trained to work with caregivers to simulate specific challenging situations encountered at home
  • Receive guidance and coaching by expert clinical staff through individualized role playing scenarios in order to learn new and more successful ways to cope with common caregiving dilemmas
  • Have the chance to process their emotional reactions to caregiving
  • Develop an enhanced sense of capability, feel less isolated and can continue to provide care in the community.

Mode of delivery

  • Face-to-face
  • Online via ZOOM

Duration

  • 6 sessions, once per week, 2 hours each

Fee

  • Fully subsidized


Description

A group session that gather and educate family caregivers of persons with dementia on the disease, its manifestations and how to approach challenging behaviours.

Objectives

Caregivers will:

  • Understand basic knowledge on dementia and dementia related behaviours
  • Understand practical approaches in managing dementia-related behaviours
  • Identify different strategies used to manage dementia-related behaviour

Mode of delivery

  • Online via ZOOM

Duration

  • One session, 90 minutes

Fee

  • Fully subsidized

Feedback from caregivers who have attended:

We understand so we can care better." - Ms J, a full-time caregiver for her mother with dementia

"I wasn't sure if my approaches were right. After the session, I was assured that my approach is right." - Ms K, a caregiver for her mother in-law with dementia




Description

This programme provides caregivers with an overview of caregiving and practical tips to manage their day to day caregiving tasks. The programme will cover content such as what to know about your care recipient, where to seek help, how to organize and manage care recipient's needs, how to set up a care environment at home and highlight the importance of self-care for caregivers.

Objectives

Caregivers will:

  • Be aware of the caregiving journey
  • Be introduced to practical tips that can help with caregiving
  • Recognize the importance of self-care

Mode of delivery

  • Online via ZOOM

Duration

  • One session, 90 minutes 

Fee

  • Fully subsidized

Description

In collaboration with the medical social workers, this interactive group based programme will guide caregivers to understand the basic knowledge of stroke and learn ways to manage the physical, cognitive and psychological impact of stroke. Sessions are conducted in small groups and allow opportunities to meet and support other caregivers of Stroke survivors.

Objectives

Caregivers will:

  • Understand basic knowledge on Stroke
  • Understand ways to manage the risk factors relating to Stroke
  • Learn skills to manage physical, cognitive, psychological impact of Stroke
  • Learn to recognize and manage emotions displayed by Stroke survivors

Mode of delivery

  • Online via ZOOM

Duration

  •  2 sessions, once per week, 2 hours each

Fee

  • Fully subsidized













2022/04/06
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