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Welfare support

CWA provides Welfare and Social Support services to assist the seniors and their caregivers in their caregiving journey.

Services/ Programme for Seniors


1) Elderly Mental Health Programme - The Mind-Able Programme 

CWA initiates the Mind–Able Programme as a form of early therapeutic intervention for seniors 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 seniors, especially in Singapore's ageing population. In 2005, there were 22,000 seniors (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 seniors at risk or diagnosed with mild dementia.

The Mind-Able programme aims to:
• Improve quality of life for seniors
• Increase ability to communicate and socialisation
• Alleviate caregivers stress

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 seniors' well-being at home, and reduce the need for hospital re-admission or being institutionalized, thereby meeting the health and social care needs of seniors.


*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:
- Hospitals
- Polyclinics
- Clinics (General Practitioners)
- Self-referral/ Consented referral by a representative or service provider on your behalf

Charges
Seniors who qualify for HPC through means testing will be eligible for government subsidy.


Home Health Service (Home Medical and Home Nursing)
Nursing Care
• 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) Supermarket/ Taxi vouchers to support the needy seniors 
Your regular gift of monthly donation of supermarket vouchers could help bring joy and warmth to the less fortunate seniors.  For example, you may click here to find out more about how to purchase NTUC Fairprice vouchers (we accept vouchers from any other supermarket as well). 
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This is  to provide our seniors with the option of purchasing their daily essential needs, as such CWA will not be giving out provisions but instead handout supermarket voucher to our clients. 

For any other kind of donations such as electronics products, please contact us at 6466 7957 or email us at contact@cwa.org.sg.



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:
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  1. Managing stress
  2. Grief and loss issues
  3. 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 contact@cwa.org.sg 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:
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  1. To provide an avenue for caregivers to share information and experiences
  2. To allow caregivers to feel connected with one another and hear how others have coped with similar difficult situations
  3. 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 contact@cwa.org.sg.  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.