18 January 2017

Social documentary shines a spotlight on life in a nursing home

A documentary released today offers rare glimpses into the day-to-day realities of nursing home life in Singapore. It follows TV host and caregiver Anita Kapoor who volunteered to spend two weeks as a resident in a Singapore's nursing home. Together with the documentary, the Lien Foundation is seeking feedback on a draft Consumer Charter which articulates a more evolved philosophy of nursing home care that Singaporeans can aspire to in the years to come

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Demand for aged care facilities on the rise

Amidst SPH’s foray into the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Orange Valley Healthcare, industry watchers commented on the rising demand for more residential aged care options. The Safe But Soulless study on Singapore’s nursing homes, commissioned by the Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation, was cited. Amongst others, it highlighted the need for more senior living options in Singapore.

•  The Straits Times -  26 April 2017

Hands-on training and mentoring for preschool teachers

In a partnership with St James' Church Kindergarten (SJCK), both organisations started Singapore's first preschool practicum centre in 2014 to enhance the practicum attachment of trainee preschool teachers. The centre is sited at the kindergarten's Harding campus, the largest single campus preschool in Singapore by enrolment. This has since been expanded to SJCK’s other campuses.

•  The Straits Times -  24 April 2017

Forget Us Not

Together with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , the Forget Us Not campaign was started in Yishun and aims to raise awareness of dementia. The campaign trains the community as dementia friends who are equipped to interact and watch out for persons with dementia. To-date, it has trained over 13,000 individuals, and 61 businesses/organisations are involved. Amongst others, these include DBS/POSB, Hong Leong Finance, Sheng Siong Supermarket and SMRT.

•  The Straits Times -  23 February 2017
•  The Sunday Times - 19 February 2017