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Providing Home-Based Support for Persons with Dementia

This course is designed to provide community care staff with the knowledge, skills and resources to determine the needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers and provide essential education and support to caregivers in a home-based setting.  It aims to equip participants with the skills to support the caregivers of persons with dementia living at home, through environmental modification, activity engagement strategies, and problem-solving approaches. Throughout the course, participants will apply the Person-Centred approach in case formulation and use person-centred strategies to address behaviour of concern.


Learning Objectives

  • Apply various models and appropriate strategies in addressing behaviour of concern in people with dementia living at home

  • Identify the features of a dementia friendly environment

  • Apply strategies to enable the person with dementia living at home

  • Identify fundamental factors involved when communicating with families

  • Apply the process of information gathering and assimilation

  • Demonstrate the skills to handle challenging questions or situations arising from working with families

  • Apply knowledge on providing home-based family support through case presentations and discussion

Target Audience This course is intended for programme coordinators, programme executives, and case workers working in home-based services, and community-based mental health teams (COMIT/ CREST), with basic understanding of dementia.
Dates Run 1: 28 Feb & 1 Mar 2019
Run 2: 9 & 10 May 2019
Time 9am-5.30pm
Venue Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328127


Fees

Course Fees: $390.00 (before 7% GST).
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations (subjected to approval).


Our trainers

Ms Cai Suqi is a registered social worker. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Social Work, and has acquired extensive experience in both acute and community settings. She has a strong interest in older adults and dementia. Suqi played a critical role in the development of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Caregiver Support Centre Eldersit Respite Care Services, and is currently involved in training and consultancy projects at ADA.

Ms Koh Hwan Jing  is Head of the Academy at the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, which provides training programmes for professional and family caregivers of people with dementia, as well as consultancy services for external agencies serving people with dementia. She has a wide range of experiences working with people with dementia including hospital-based services, dementia day care, home based intervention, and nursing homes. Hwan Jing has served as a member of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Dementia Care Taskforce and Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Dementia Nursing Home Design Resource Panel. She has a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Exeter, UK (2000), and a Masters in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London, UK (2007). She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid (Singapore), and certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Advanced User).

Ms Lim Sok Hwee is a registered Social Worker. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore. She has a strong interest in healthcare and has practised in both acute and community settings. At the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Caregiver Support Centre, Sok Hwee supports Persons with Dementia and their caregivers by providing behavioural management and caregiving support.


Registration

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System.
Scan QR Code or visit lms.aic-learn.sg/lms/app/


For more information, please visit Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) or download course information here.