Yvonne Chee prepares for her next marathon, as part of a donation drive in memory of her grandmother. Read more here, and donate!
We aim for a positive transformation of the ageing experience through mindset and societal change. The Foundation undertakes innovations in service, training, education, research and collaboration, as well as advocacy for that purpose.
To give greater support to family caregivers, we launched the "Caregiving Conference 2013 - Care for the Elderly: Leveraging the Power of the Community” on Wednesday, 15 March. It brought together caregivers, service providers, community agencies and academia in a series of presentations and interactive workshops on the multifaceted nature of informal caregiving and how to enable the management of its many challenges.
The Director of the Tsao NUS Ageing Research Initiative, A/P Angelique Chan, NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, shared the findings of the first national population-based survey from Singapore on informal caregiving for community-dwelling older adults aged 75 and over who require human assistance with at least one Activity of Daily Living (ADL). She highlighted the challenges, especially for unmarried women on whom the burden of caregiving most frequently falls; and the reliance on foreign domestic workers, which points to a need for adequate skill training. Click here for the powerpoint presentation.
The Agency for Integrated Care took the occasion as opportunity to announce new moves underway to better support family caregiving.
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Centre-based comprehensive care (video)
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