Caregiver Training Programme

It can be both physically and emotionally draining to care for a family member suffering or recovering from a medical condition, especially if there is lack of knowledge and skills on effective caregiving. Partially funded by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Grant, the JurongHealth Caregiver Training Programme is designed to equip and support caregivers for their role. This interactive training programme imparts relevant skills, techniques and knowledge to enable caregivers to deliver efficient care with confidence and compassion.

This programme is approved by the Agency for Integrated Care’s (AIC) Caregiver Training Grant (CTG). The following may enjoy subsidised programme fees if they meet the following criteria:

  • The person being cared for must be a Singaporean or PR.

  • The person being cared for must be at least 65 years old OR be certified to have a disability by a doctor.

  • The caregiver must be an immediate family member OR a foreign domestic worker.

  • The caregiver must attain 100% attendance at the training.

Caregiver Training Programme

JurongHealth’s Caregiver Training Programme is delivered by skilled nurses and Allied Health Professionals. Each training course comprises two full-day sessions and a follow-up training session two weeks later. The programme will cover theoretical lessons, practical hands-on sessions and activities to aid in learning. The following topics will be covered.

Day 1:
  • Medication Management
  • Personal Hygiene & Oral Care
  • Community Resources & Financial Schemes
  • Management of Caregiver Stress
Day 2:
  • Fall Prevention & Exercise
  • Ambulation and Transfer 
  • Communication & Swallowing Management, Nutrition & Food Safety
2 Weeks after the Programme:
  • A 2-hour follow-up session on issues encountered by caregivers

Programme Details

2-day Training Programme:
Date: 14 & 15 Mar 2017, Tue & Wed
Time: 8.30 am - 5pm

Follow-up Session:
Date: 29 Mar 2017, Wed
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue: Jurong Community Hospital, Tower C, Level 2, LIFE Hub Training Room
Course Fee: $131.60 (incl. GST)
Cost after Grant: $10* 
Registration/Enquiries: LIFE@juronghealth.com.sg

Note: 

  • The programme may be postponed or cancelled if the minimum class size is not met.
  • *Minimum co-payment amount. The actual cost will depend on the caregiver’s eligibility and the remaining grant amount in his or her account. The caregiver must attain 100% attendance at the training.