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Caregivers in Cancer - Basic Homecare Skills Training Programme

 

 

 

 

About the Caregivers in Cancer - Basic Homecare Skills Training Programme
A cancer diagnosis is never easy, not only for the patient, but for their caregivers as well. As cancer patients require special attention to their lifestyle and dietary needs, it is important for their caregivers to be properly educated on how to handle and manage their needs during this trying period, so as to facilitate and aid in their recovery and rehabilitation process.


The Caregivers in Cancer - Basic Homecare Skills Training Programme is targeted at caregivers to equip them with basic homecare skills to help them better care for their loved ones with cancer.

 

Conducted by Aaxonn, an approved Caregiver Training Provider under Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), topics that will be covered during the programme include:

  • Mobility Transfers
  • Nutrition & Diet Care
  • Medication Management
  • Pain Management
  • Showering & Sponging
  • NGT Feeding
  • S/C Injection
  • Turning & Changing & Skin Care
  • Other Cancer Needs
Programme Outline & Schedule

The programme is conducted in the following format:


  • 3-hour Classroom-based Workshop (Optional)
  • 2-hour Home-based Workshop
 

Programme dates & time will be confirmed upon registration. 

Venue will be held at 10B Health Resource Centre, located at Level 10 of the NUH Medical Centre.


Programme Eligibility

All caregivers of cancer patients receiving care at the NCIS will be eligible for the programme.

 

 

Programme Fees

No out of pocket expenses are required subject to the availability of the Caregiver Training Grant. Programme fees of $190 and $10 will be funded by the Caregiver Training Grant and Aaxonn Pte Ltd respectively.


About the Caregiver Training Grant

Regardless of income levels, families can utilise an annual grant of $200 per dependent between 1 Apr - 31 Mar. The dependent must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore PR, who is above 65 years old or with a disability. If the dependent is below 65 years old, a doctor's memo will be required. Grant is subject to AIC approval.



To Register

If you are keen to register for the programme, kindly do the following:



1. Complete the application form and attach the necessary documents and submit to:
Health Resource Centre @ NUH Medical Centre, Level 10, Corridor G (+65 9836 8204) or email to ncishrc@nuhs.edu.sg 


 *Please indicate your preferred day on the registration form.

 


 

Thereafter, kindly give us up to 7 working days to process your application before getting back to you. Limited seats available, and registration is subject to first-come-first-serve basis.


Contact Us

For more information about the Caregivers in Cancer - Basic Homecare Skills Training Programme or registration enquiries, please call +65 9836 8204 between Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am - 6.00pm or email ncishrc@nuhs.edu.sg.

 

If you are interested in partnering or funding supportive care programmes or activities for our patients and their caregivers, kindly contact ncishrc@nuhs.edu.sg for more information. 

 

To find out more about the full list of events and activities we have to offer, click here.



 

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