Physical therapy and exercises are crucial for regaining strength, flexibility and mobility after a hip and knee surgery. Jurong Community Hospital’s Physiotherapist Chai Jie Wei shares more info on what caregivers can do to restore movement in their loved ones’ joints after the surgery.
In Singapore, many falls among older adults occur at home, and the majority of these falls are due to accidental or environmental factors. Falls can negatively affect the elderly and decrease their quality of life. Jurong Community Hospital’s Occupational Therapist Elizabeth Low explains what caregivers can do to prevent their loved ones from falling at home.
The online talk was held on 24 June 2023.
Communication and swallowing problems are common in the elderly. What role does the caregiver play in caring for them? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Speech Therapist Jeanette Wong shares tips and what to look out for when an elderly faces communication or swallowing difficulties.
The online talk was held on 27 May 2023.
Nasogastric tube feeding is done for individuals who are unable to eat or drink by mouth. It can also be started for individuals who are unable to consume enough food or fluids orally to meet their daily nutritional requirements. Jurong Community Hospital’s Nurse Clinician Nellie Tan shares what caregivers should take note of.
Completing your Advance Care Planning (ACP) can help alleviate decision-making burden off your loved ones during stressful medical situations. Doing your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to pre-emptively choose a reliable and trusted proxy decision maker to act in your best interests, should you lose your mental capacity one day. In this webinar, hear from JCH’s Senior Medical Social Worker Khoo Chew Yen and NTFGH’s Advance Care Planning Facilitator Sim Siew Ting.
Teenage years are never easy and they can be full of changes. What are some strategies for effective communication and building stronger parent-child bonds? Find out from NTFGH’s Psychologist Eunice Lim how parents can use their children’s teenage years to strengthen bonds with them, and also provide a safe space for adolescents to explore their identity.
Keeping a medication list can help patients with multiple medications avoid problems like wastage of medications, under or overuse of medications, as well as unwanted side effects. Get caregiver tips from JCH’s Pharmacist Charmaine Sng on how patients can take medicines correctly and safely at home.
How much noise can you be exposed to before it becomes a health concern? What can caregivers look out for when seniors start using hearing aids? Hear from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital's Audiologist Lee Si Ting in this webinar.
Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults, and many of these falls happen at home. Jurong Community Hospital's Senior Physiotherapist Tou Yu Fang will share the risks and consequences of falls in the elderly, and what caregivers can do to help prevent falls!
The online talk was held on 30 July 2022.
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.