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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.

6


Jan

Class 1

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

13


Jan

Class 2

HCA Bedok Centre
12 - 5.30pm

20


Jan

Class 3

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

20


Jan

Class 4

HCA Woodlands Centre
12 - 5.30pm

27


Jan

Class 5

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12 - 5.30pm

3


Feb

Class 6

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

10


Feb

Class 7

HCA Bedok Centre
12 - 5.30pm

10


Feb

Class 8

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

24


Feb

Class 9

HCA Woodlands Centre
12 - 5.30pm

24


Feb

Class 10

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12 - 5.30pm

3


Mar

Class 11

HCA Loving Heart (Jurong) Centre
12 - 5.30pm

10


Mar

Class 12

HCA Bedok Centre
12 - 5.30pm

17


Mar

Class 13

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

17


Mar

Class 14

HCA Woodlands Centre
12 - 5.30pm

24


Mar

Class 15

HCA Hospice Care (HQ)
12 - 5.30pm