Singapore is facing an unprecedented rate of population ageing. Despite improvements in population health over the years, the absolute number of frail elders who need long-term care is growing. The waiting time for nursing facilities and sheltered housing is long. Most Singaporeans also prefer to age at home, thus driving up the demand for trained health personnel who can support them appropriately and effectively.
Team-managed home-based primary care addresses the entire bio-psychosocial needs of the elders using primary care principles and care management processes. The multidisciplinary team approach is core to effective care for the home-bound elders.
Nurses play an important role in the interdisciplinary team. This course aims to impart the participants with the foundational knowledge and skillsets unique to a community-gerontological nurse which is crucial to the delivery of high-quality home-based primary care.
Who should attend
State Registered Nurses with at least 2 years of clinical work experience.
This course aims to impart the participants with the foundational knowledge and skillsets unique to the community-gerontological nurse which is crucial to the delivery of high quality home-based primary care.
1. Introduction to nurse module
2. Overview of health care policies in Singapore
3. Geriatric home health care nursing
4. Psychosocial aspect of ageing
5. Principles of geriatric medicine and “alert flags”
6. Comprehensive geriatric assessment in community
7. Nursing approach to geriatric syndromes
8. Common chronic disease and related nursing management
9. Approach to acute chronic medical conditions
10. Three-day attachment
Lectures, case studies, group discussions
1. Dr Ng Wai Chong
Chief of Clinical Affairs, Tsao Foundation
2. Ms Fong Yoke Hiong
Assistant Director, Nursing, Tsao Foundation
3. Pay Jin Yu
Nurse Educator/Clinician, Tsao Foundation
4. Jasmine Wong
Senior Social Worker, Tsao Foundation
Course dates: 7 to 8, 13 to 15, 21 to 22 March 2019
Attachment dates: 27 to 29 March or 3 to 5 April 2019
Click here for module dates
9.00 am to 12.00 pm (for half day modules)
9.00 am to 5.00 pm (for full day modules)
Venue: To be confirmed
Fee (Including GST): $2,621.50
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations. Singaporeans & PRs
Enquiries and Registration:
Call: 6593 9558
For more on HMTA: https://tsaofoundation.org/what-we-do/training- educations/about-hmta
For more on our training calendar: https://tsaofoundation.org/events
About Hua Mei Training Academy
HMTA is a dedicated provider of training in person-centred multidisciplinary eldercare to support healthy ageing over the life stages.
Its courses for professionals and new market entrants and its consultancy services meet an urgent need for capacity-building in the eldercare sector. It also provides training to family and informal caregivers to empower ageing in place.
Known for its practitioner-to-practitioner training methodology and signature courses in team-managed primary healthcare, HMTA transmits the expertise of the Tsao Foundation, which has been providing quality integrated bio-psycho-social healthcare to older persons in the community since 1993.
Tsao Foundation’s training services started in 1995. To advance opportunities in longevity, it also offers a range of courses through the Learning Room at its Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA).