Long-term Care Planning For Caregivers | SPD - Singapore
Long-term Care Planning For Caregivers
Even as they worry about overcoming the daily challenges which they face from taking care of their loved ones with disabilities, one of the most common and main concerns that ageing caregivers have would be their care arrangements once they be unable to take on the caregiving role anymore.
Many parents of adults with disabilities worry about their children’s living situations, emotional stability and quality of life in the future.
As part of SPD Day Activity Centre’s (DAC) long-term care planning for both the clients and their caregivers, a half day visit was organised to two homes for people with disabilities on 21 October.
DAC training officers and social workers brought the 16 caregivers to the Red Cross Home for the Disabled and the Cheshire Home to understand the environment and services available in disability long term stay-in facilities. The information received during the trip was helpful to the caregivers, according to Mrs Lim, whose 36-year-old daughter Seoh Hui has been at SPD’s DAC since January 1997. She explained, “I came along to see what a disability home looks like so that if I need to apply for one, I know what I am in for. This trip allows caregivers like us to see the environment, and the home social worker also explained to us the cost and activities available.”
With this first visit and more to come, we hope that caregivers will be confident and informed of what care options are available for their loved ones when the need arises.