Video message from Dr John Beard, Director for Life Course and Ageing Department, World Health Organization, at the ComSA Forum 2017 on Friday, 18 August. Watch here.
Hua Mei Dementia Care System (DCS) provides a system of medical, social and emotional care to home-dwelling elders with dementia that simultaneously supports their caregivers and family members. This improves the home support and care eco-system for the elders, enabling them to age optimally, in the familiar environment of home and community.
The service team comprising a social worker, nurse and programme assistants is supported by a physician and consulting occupational therapist.
Hua Mei DCS is a multi-disciplinary team that comprises of a medical doctor, social worker, staff nurse and dementia-care programme assistants. The team is trained in basic dementia caregiving, geriatric and gerontology.
A comprehensive behavioural assessment to help everyone involved understand and manage behavioural stressors
We adopt a person-centred and collaborative approach by partnering with the family members/caregiver of the Persons With Dementia (PWD); and other community services to ensure that his/her care plan is sustainable within the community.
|•||holistic assessment of the PWD’s medical, social and emotional needs, strengths and his/her care environment.|
|•||continuous care with appropriate engagement programmes for the PWD and his/her caregiver to enhance his/her psychosocial wellbeing.|
|•||co-ordinate and linkage with relevant services such as rehabilitation, home help and financial assistance to ensure the care environment is sustainable.|
|We serve persons who are:|
|•||aged 60 years and above and have been diagnosed with dementia|
|•||their family and/or caregivers who are challenged by the stress of caregiving|
|•||Lives in catchment area: Holland Close, Queenstown, Commonwealth, Telok Blangah, Bukit Merah, Tiong Bahru, Delta Avenue, Outram, Spottiswoode Park, Chin Swee, Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar areas.|
How to refer:
We accept referrals from hospitals, clinics, community agencies, volunteers and families. Please call us for a referral form. Service is by appointment only.