Reflection Moments

During this Covid-19 pandemic, caring for older people in the community became challenging and we have to adjust our modus operandi to the constant changing environments, such as implementation of social distance, Singapore’s Circuit Breaker measures and the three phrases of gradual easing back to economy thereafter. But our hearts go out to caregivers as they are the ones who faced the greatest challenges at home, especially with various eldercare services and activities being cancelled or put on hold.

Our community care personnel penned their reflections and thoughts from working with the caregivers and older people themselves throughout this trying periods, and here are their pieces.

The Stages of Grieve After the Loss of a Loved One, Lee Sok Wai

让爱少一点遗憾, 笔者蔡丽燕

A Caregiver’s Journal on Coping with Death, by Joycelyn Yeo

A Bad Day Recount of Caregivers’ Stories, by Wai Ping

日日灌溉我的爱与耐心, 笔者 廖昱琪

A lesson in caregiving by the caregiver, by Chua Hui Keng

Caring for Uncle Tan in his final years, by Lei Hoon

Learning and Adapting Throughout the Caregiving Journey, by Jasmine Wong

The Epitome of Resilience, by Kar Yan

Understanding our Difficult Older Parents, by Yan Zhu

How do I want to be care for, by Chong Yuen

看护者:今天我失控了, 笔者 黄陈惠萍

Shared Journeys’ Reflections, by Mun Pheng

A gero-counsellor’s experience – Helping Mdm M to grow, by Gladys So

Lilian’s Caregiving Journey – Remembering Mdm Wong, by Arvind

Tribute to my Dearest Grandmother, by Linnea

缅怀与亲同行的时光, 笔者 黄玉凤

Bringing your Helper into the Care System, by Don Tan

自言自语的人生观, 笔者 潘耀宗

My Caregiving Journey from Yester-years, by Joycelyn Yeo

A New Norm. A New Me, by Lynn Esther Ho

Caregiving towards Building Confidence and Relationships, by Lina Koh

What does COVID-19 tells us about the Caregivers, by Chong Yuen

辅导员读后感:面对父母老去的勇气, 笔者 陈惠萍

The purpose of Caregiving, by Yan Zhu

Appreciating the Spirit of Giving of an Aged Caregiver, by Lynn Esther Ho

看护伴侣:执子之手,与子偕老, 笔者 陈惠萍

I am not alone as a caregiver, by Lina Koh

I am learning to be a caregiver, by Chong Yuen

Connecting through phone, reminders for self-care, by Yan Zhu