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COVID-19: The Challenges of Keeping Adult Care Homes Safe

The recent news of the MINDSville@Napiri COVID-19 cluster is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of residential care centers during this pandemic. This is not the first outbreak to occur at an adult care home in Singapore. Last year, cases were found in nursing homes such as Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home and Orange …

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Nursing homes bars visitors who were at TTSH, tighten Covid-19 measures to protect residents

SINGAPORE – Nursing homes are raising their guards against Covid-19. This follows the increase in community cases, including a nursing home resident testing positive after being discharged from Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where a cluster has been detected. She tested positive on April 29, a day after being discharged to United Medicare Centre (Toa Payoh) …

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CNA: As population ages, Government committed to ensuring affordable, quality healthcare: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE: As Singapore’s population ages, the Government remains committed to making sure citizens have access to affordable and quality healthcare, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Mar 29) as he marked Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) bicentennial celebration. In his speech, Mr Heng said that the future of healthcare in Singapore will be …

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The Straits Times: Most health professionals feel unprepared to give palliative care, survey finds – 26 March 2021

SINGAPORE: Most healthcare professionals in Singapore feel unprepared to provide palliative care for patients with life-threatening illnesses, a survey found yesterday. But more are becoming aware of the importance of this field, which focuses on relieving pain and improving quality of life for the seriously ill or dying. A Singapore Hospice Council survey of 2,326 …

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The Straits Times: Nursing home residents in Singapore start to receive Covid-19 vaccine – 29 January 2021

SINGAPORE – A 95-year-old woman is among the first residents to receive their Covid-19 shots as nursing homes here start their vaccination programme. She received her first dose of the vaccine this week, as her nursing home, LC Nursing Home, is one of six homes which have started inoculating residents against the Covid-19 virus. The home said …

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The Straits Times: 280 eldercare centres for seniors regardless of income, health level – 8 December 2020

SINGAPORE: Seniors here will be able to receive services and take part in programmes at 280 eldercare centres across the island from next year, when current centres consolidate their services to cater to all elderly people, regardless of their income or frailty levels. The centres will provide a range of services, including active ageing programmes …

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CNA: Nursing homes turn to tech tools to manage workload, keep residents safe – 7 November 2020

Meal delivery robots, virtual speech therapy sessions and online scheduling mobile applications are among some technology tools that nursing homes have adopted to keep their residents and employees safe. Watch the video here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/nursing-homes-turn-to-tech-tools-to-manage-workload-keep-13487204