Caregiver Training Programme

It can be both physically and emotionally draining to care for a family member suffering or recovering from a medical condition, especially if there is lack of knowledge and skills on effective caregiving. Partially funded by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Grant, the JurongHealth Campus Caregiver Training Programme is designed to equip and support caregivers for their role. This interactive training programme imparts relevant skills, techniques and knowledge to enable caregivers to deliver efficient care with confidence and compassion.

This programme is approved by the Agency for Integrated Care’s (AIC) Caregiver Training Grant (CTG). The following may enjoy subsidised programme fees if they meet the following criteria:

  • The person being cared for must be a Singaporean or PR.

  • The person being cared for must be at least 65 years old OR be certified to have a disability by a doctor.

  • The caregiver must be an immediate family member OR a foreign domestic worker.

  • The caregiver must attain 100% attendance at the training.

Caregiver Training Programme

JurongHealth Campus' Caregiver Training Programme is delivered by skilled nurses and Allied Health Professionals. The training course comprises a 1.5-day session and a follow-up session two weeks later. The programme will cover theoretical lessons, practical hands-on sessions and activities to aid in learning. The following topics will be covered.

Day 1:
  • Medication Management
  • Community Resources & Financial Schemes
  • Management of Caregiver Stress
  • Communication & Swallowing Management, Nutrition & Food Safety
Day 2:
  • Personal Hygiene & Oral Care
  • Fall Prevention & Exercise
  • Ambulation and Transfer
2 Weeks after the Programme:
  • A 2-hour follow-up session on issues encountered by caregivers

Programme Details

1.5-day Training Programme

Time:
Day 1: 8.30am - 3pm
Day 2: 8.30am - 1pm

Follow-up Session
- 2 weeks after the training programme

Time:
2.00pm - 4.00pm

Please refer to our event calendar for the upcoming scheduled dates of the training programme. 

Venue:
Jurong Community Hospital, Tower C

Course Fee: $131.60 (incl. GST)
Cost after Grant: $10*
Registration/Enquiries: JHCampus_LIFE@nuhs.edu.sg

Note:

  • The programme may be postponed or cancelled if the minimum class size is not met.
  • *Minimum co-payment amount. The actual cost will depend on the caregiver’s eligibility and the remaining grant amount in his or her account. The caregiver must attain 100% attendance at the training.