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Courses And Workshops To Support Caregivers

by | Apr 13, 2024 | Caregivers Journey, Caregiving, Community, Resources

Update on 13 April 2024

As caregivers, one might get lost easily in the hustle bustle of daily caregiving duties – both mental and physical health might then take a back seat. We know that this caregiving journey is no easy feat and is one that might potentially alter the dynamics between caregivers and the care recipient.

One of the ways that caregivers can self-help is to explore courses and workshops that are targeted towards caregivers, supporting caregivers in their caregiving journey. These workshops and programs are beneficial in the sense that they impart techniques and tips to how to ace being a caregiver, ensuring that caregivers would be able to create a comfortable environment for themselves and the caregiver, whilst also putting oneself first.

Here, we shortlist some upcoming courses and workshops that are catered towards supporting caregivers in their journey:

Date Event Name Location Timing About this event
18 Apr 2024 Live a Carefree Life with CareShield Phillip Investor Centre – Boon Keng 102 Towner Rd #01-264 Singapore, 322102 1600 –  1700 This seminar covers the ins and outs of ElderShield and CareShield, and why relying on just one may not be enough for the high costs of disability.

As caregivers, find out how you can help seniors optimise these government schemes to increase your pay out while reducing your cash payment for premiums.

19 Apr 2024 (register by 11 Apr) Dementia Awareness Workshop – Dementia Singapore 20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914 0930 –  1230 This course is intended for individuals who are interested to learn about dementia and assist people with dementia in the community. The course is SkillsFuture credit eligible.
9 May 2024 World Ageing Festival 2024 Marina Bay Sands Singapore

10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore, 018956

1000 –  1730 Engage with top health experts, discover holistic well-being strategies, and explore products and services that enhance your quality of life. Our seminar covers crucial topics like heart health, diabetes management, cancer prevention, and dementia awareness.
Multiple dates available here Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme (C2C) – PMHI Online and physical locations based on dates selected 1900 –  2130 A fully-funded 12-week course for caregivers of Persons with Mental Health Issues (PMHIs)

Topics include:

  • Mental health conditions & the brain
  • Medications and their effects
  • Communicating with a loved one with a mental health issue
  • Understanding recovery and resilience
Multiple dates available Caregivers-to-Caregivers Training Programme (C2C) Dementia Online and physical locations based on dates selected 1900 –  2100 This course teaches you how to better care for your loved one with dementia.

Topics include:

  • Understanding and managing dementia
  • How to handle challenging behaviour of loved ones with dementia
  • Difference between dementia and signs of normal ageing
Multiple dates available Caregiver Training Courses by RasaCare Home Based and classroom options Varies based on course
  • Basic Caregiving with a Difference
  • Palliative Care (End-of-Life Care)
  • Oral / Tube Feeding Programme
  • Skin Care & Pressure Sore Programme

*Applicable for Caregivers Training Grant (CTG)

24th Apr – 30th Apr WSQ Enhancing Resilience and Self-care through Effective Stress Management E-learning Full day learnings Designed to equip learners with an understanding of basic self-care principles and apply stress management techniques in coping with work stress and reducing burnout.

This program aims to improve the ability of individuals to identify one’s stress triggers and emotional state and apply appropriate stress management strategies and/or seek further assistance when required in reducing burnout.

Multiple dates available Basic Home Care Skills for Home Caregivers 28 SIN MING LANE, MIDVIEW CITY, #02-137 Singapore 573972 7 hours This training programme aims to equip caregivers with the necessary basic knowledge and skills to assist the elderly or disabled persons at home with their Activities of Daily Living. 

Caregivers will learn skills on how to communicate effectively with the elderly and better manage the care recipient’s health.

Multiple dates available Posture, Mobility and Ambulation SREE NARAYANA MISSION (SINGAPORE)

12 Yishun Avenue 5 Singapore 768992

3 hours This course focuses on mobility issues and transfer techniques and aims to assist the participant to acquire the proper and basic caring skills and knowledge to provide daily quality care to the elderly or persons with disabilities.
Multiple dates available Catheter Care Care Recipient’s Home 2 hours This course aims to enable Family Caregivers and Foreign Domestic Workers with catheter care skills to cater to the daily needs of elderly catheterised care recipients.
Multiple dates available ABCs of Caregiving Care Recipient’s Home 3 hours This Course provides the participants with opportunities to develop psychomotor skills to provide basic care for the elderly in a home setting.

  • Dealing with physical changes in elderly
  • Infection control practices
  • Safely providing support for ADLs

 

Conclusion

Whilst it is important to care for loved ones, caregivers need to prioritise themselves and seek timely help if needed. It is totally okay to reach out for help or leverage on the many resources and community support available out there for caregivers.

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