Caregiving
Caregiver Stress & Burnout: The Importance of Self-Care & Getting Help

Caregiver stress manifests as frustration, anger, cynicism, neglect, guilt, and at its peak, caregiver burnout. In this article, we discuss caregiver stress and caregiver burnout, how to recognise their signs and symptoms, and offer 6 strategies to prevent caregiver stress. Read on for bonus tips on how to avoid caregiver stress during holiday times and make the most of festive occasions for both yourself and the person you care for.

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Elderly Care
From Caregiver to Caregiver: How to Take Care of Yourself when Giving Care to Others

In this article, professional caregiver Winie Trazona shares her perspective and advice on what it takes to be a caregiver, how to manage patient’s discomfort, handle distress and take care of your own well being. She recommended caregivers being strong and knowing your limit too; and taking care of yourself while taking care of the patient.

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Elderly Care
Falls in Elderly People

In Singapore, falls account for 40% of injury-related deaths. Elderlies are at higher risk of falls. In this article, we cover risk factors for falls, consequences of falls, treatment for falls, and preventive measures you can take at home to make it safer for elderlies, as well as how to get up to 95% subsidy for home modification via HDB’s EASE program.

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Elderly Care
Which Caregiver Financial Support Schemes Are Right For You In Singapore? (Update 2021)

Home care in Singapore could cost a staggering amount of S$3,100 per month. In this article, we guide you through financial assistance schemes for caregivers and care recipients in Singapore, such as Home Caregiving Grant, Caregiver Training Grant, IDAPE, SMF, application processes including means testing and functional assessment.

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Caregiving
My Turn To Care: Loving Someone With Dementia

In this article, a daughter tells her story caring for her mother with dementia and lessons she learned. Be patient, practise self-care, forgive and above all, just love. Dementia home care resources are listed at the end of the article.

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Caregiving
Pressure Sores (Bedsores) Causes, Prevention, Care

Pressure sores or bedsores are common among patients who are bed-ridden or uses wheelchair for long hours. In this guide, we discuss the symptoms, 4 stages of pressure sores, and how to care for pressure sores at home.

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Caregiving
Caregiver’s Guide: Caring for Patients with Urinary Catheter

In this caregiver’s guide, we explain the functions of urinary catheter, steps to care for patient with unriary catheter at home, precautions to watch out for. We also list out situations when you should not interfere but call for professional medical help.

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Caregiving
Enteral Nutrition and Care of Nasogastric Tube (NG Tube) in Home Care Patients

Nasogastric tube feeding or NG tube feeding or tube feeding refers to a method of feeding using gastrointestinal track to deliver nutritional supplements directly in to the body. In this caregiver guide, we cover steps to care for patients with tube feeding at home, common complications and how to avoid them.

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