Providing Home-Based Support for Persons with Dementia

Providing Home-Based Support for Persons with Dementia

KWSH-BEH-03 (Intermediate)

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide community care staff with the knowledge, skills and resources to determine the needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers and provide essential education and support to caregivers in a home-based setting.  It aims to equip participants with the skills to support the caregivers of    persons with dementia living at home, through environmental modification, activity engagement strategies, and problem-solving approaches. Throughout the course, participants will apply the Person-Centred approach in case formulation and use person-centred strategies to address behaviour of concern.

Target Participants

Programme coordinators, programme executives, and case workers working in home-based services, and community-based mental health teams (COMIT/ CREST), with basic understanding of dementia

Course Details

Date/ Time

Run 1 : 5 – 6 March 2020

Run 2 : 21 – 22 May 2020

Run 3 : 5 – 6 October 2020

 

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Venue

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

KWSH is delivering the course in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA).

Ms Cai Suqi

Ms Cai Suqi is a registered social worker. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Social Work and has acquired extensive experience in both acute and community settings. She has a strong interest in older adults and dementia. Suqi was the Centre Manager of the ADA Caregiver Support Centre and played a critical role in the development of the Eldersit Respite Care Services. She later ventured into training and consultancy work and attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Mr Stephen Chan Yew Wei

Mr Stephen Chan is the Head of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Caregiver Support Centre. He was also Centre Manager of New Horizon Centre (Tampines) for over 10 years. His work experience in the eldercare sector includes providing direct care as an Occupational Therapist, supervising and mentoring staff, and overseeing operations at the day-care centre. As an associate consultant and trainer for the ADA Resource and Training Centre, he has provided consultation and training to family caregivers, professional caregivers, as well as eldercare services providing care to persons with dementia.

*Course is available via e-learning mode*

Course Fees: $429.82 (incl 7% GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System. Go to the following URL:

https://lms.aic-learn.sg/lms/app/

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300
CTI@kwsh.org.sg

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