As our population ages, Singapore will see a rise in informal caregiving. It is never too early to start planning for care, and recognise that there is no need to face the burden of healthcare expenses alone. Our Medical Social Worker Karen Wong shares more about healthcare financing and caregiver resources, so that caregivers can have peace of mind.
What are some of the common communication and swallowing problems in the elderly, and what should caregivers look out for when related issues arise? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Speech Therapist will share tips on how to tackle communication problems and ensure swallow safety.
With most of us spending more time at home, it is common to feel peckish. What should we do if we feel like bingeing on snacks? Should we have home-cooked meals, enjoy eating out, or indulge in the convenience of takeaway food? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Dietitian Jerrold Tan shares tips on how you can help yourself and your loved ones eat healthily.
Due to the pandemic, people are spending more time at home than before. Are our feet getting neglected as a result? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Podiatrist Melissa Lee shares tips on how caregivers can protect their loved ones’ feet at home, as well as insights on prevention of fungal infections, best choice of shoes and what to take note of when trimming toe nails.
1 in 6 Singaporeans suffer from disabling hearing loss which affects their everyday communication. What can be done to manage hearing loss, and how to hearing aids help? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Audiologist Jasmine Liew explains how caregivers can support their loved ones at home, shares hearing care tips and explains the considerations of choosing a hearing aid.
Does your elderly loved one complain about deteriorating vision? Should your senior at home be watching drama series on mobile devices? What kind of glasses are suited for old age? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Optometrist Fifiana Tan explains how caregivers can manage vision changes in the elderly, addresses common myths about eye conditions, and shares eye care tips.
63% of the falls among elderly happen at home. Where do they commonly occur, and what can caregivers do to prevent them? Jurong Community Hospital’s Senior Occupational Therapist Sonia Mariam Kurien shares tips and the factors to consider when choosing an appropriate assistive device for seniors.