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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.