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CWA provides Welfare and Social Support services to assist the elderly and their caregivers in their caregiving journey.
Services/ Programme for the Elderly
1) Elderly Mental Health Programme - The Mind-Able Programme
CWA initiates the Mind–Able Programme as a form of early therapeutic intervention to the elderly living with dementia through client centric activities.
Dementia is a chronic, progressive deterioration of mental function typified by loss of memory. It is prevalent and often overlooked
among the elderly, especially in Singapore's ageing population. In 2005, there were 22,000 elderly (65 years and above) with dementia and this number is projected to increase to 53,000 by 2020.*
Clues to the presence of dementia may be subtle and nonspecific, and unrecognised early dementia may tend to worsen over time.
Hence, it is vital to have early intervention to slow the progress. Upon receiving a diagnosis of dementia, a life-changing transition will take place.
Early intervention includes providing support and care to help them deal with the challenges of their diagnosis and to aspire them towards a meaningful and positive life. Caregivers would also be well-informed on how to cope and the type of help available to them. Hence, the Mind-Able is introduced to help the elderly at risk or diagnosed with mild dementia.
The Mind-Able programme aims to:
• Improve quality of life for the elderly
• Increase ability to communicate and socialisation
• Alleviate caregivers stress
At-Risk/Mild Dementia Group
At-Risk/Mild Dementia Group
Once a Week (8 sessions in total)
Monday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am
(Inclusive of light refreshment)
Conducted by our Occupational Therapist and Allied team members
Price: $33 per session (Pre intake assessment will be conducted)
*Upon completion of the sessions, you may continue to sign up for more sessions.
2) Homecare Services
What are Homecare Services?
The Caregiving Welfare Association (CWA) aims to provide quality care that promotes the elderly’s well-being at home, and reduce the need for hospital re-admission or being institutionalized, thereby meeting the health and social care needs of the elderly.
*Home Personal Care (HPC)
- Companionship services (eg. befriending, grocery shopping, medication reminders, errand services, etc.)
- Personal Care services (eg. personal hygiene - bathing/bed bath, grooming, change of diapers and toileting, lifting and transferring, assisting with eating & drinking, etc.)
- Exercise and Recreation (eg. assist in simple exercises and mind-stimulating activities)
- Medical escort service
Who should apply?
- Aged 55 years or older
- Frail and/or homebound seniors
We accept referral from:
- Clinics (General Practitioners)
- Self-referral/ Consented referral by a representative or service provider on your behalf
Seniors who qualify for HPC through means testing will be eligible for government subsidy.
Home Health Service (Home Medical and Home Nursing)
• Wound dressing and Stoma Care
• Maintenance of catheters and drainage tubes
• Changing of feeding tubes
• Monitoring of vital signs, etc
• Medication management
Medical Care (Medical house calls by our team of doctors)
• Medical check, consultation and treatment
Home Rehabilitation (New)
• Conduct simple physical exercises prescribed by Physiotherapists
• Advise on the usage of assistive devices
e.g. walking frames etc.
For more information on HPC services, please click here
3) Provision Support
CWA provides periodic food ration for needy elderly and lower income families. Food Ration is only eligible for low income families and subject to means testing assessment.
Services for Caregivers
1) Case Management & Supportive Counselling
Caregiving is a full-time responsibility that can be very taxing on caregivers. CWA provides counselling services for caregivers to help them cope with the emotional burden. We focus on:
- Managing stress
- Grief and loss issues
- Practical problem-solving techniques
We provide *counselling according to your level of comfort and need. This is done through:
- Face-to-face and home visits
- Online Counselling
- Referral to the most appropriate service providers for specific needs
Please contact us at 6466 7957 or email email@example.com to make an appointment. You may also give consent to a representative or service provider to make the referral for you. * Counselling service is strictly by appointment only.
2) Caregiver Support Group
CWA runs a Caregiver Support Group for caregivers to connect with one another. It is held once a month on a Saturday at our office located at Ghim Moh Road. We will be starting a support group at our new Caregivers' Sanctuary located at One@KentRidge Road (NUH). This is held once every three weeks on a week day morning from 10am to 11.30am. Please contact us at 6734 2991 for more information.
Purpose of the support group:
- To provide an avenue for caregivers to share information and experiences
- To allow caregivers to feel connected with one another and hear how others have coped with similar difficult situations
- To enable caregivers to express their emotions in a safe haven without the fear of being judged.
The Caregiver Support Group welcomes all caregivers to join us. For registration enquiries, please contact us at 6466 7957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also give consent for a representative or service provider to make the referral for you.
*Registration Fee: $20 per session (Inclusive of refreshments)
*Means Testing will be used to assess clients who may have financial difficulties.
For referral of any of the above services, please complete the referral form and return to us via email or fax.