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Aged-Care Programmes
Tembusu Eldercare Centre

Background

In March 2013, Sathya Sai Social Service (4S) collaborated with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) to implement the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE) at Block 3 Eunos Crescent and named the programme Tembusu Eldercare Centre (SPICE).

On 1 Sep 17, the centre swapped premises with Tembusu Senior Activity (TSAC) and was relocated from Block 3 Eunos Crescent to Block 31A Eunos Crescent. The relocation facilitates optimal use of space and accessibility for the services delivered at the respective centres. The centre was subsequently renamed Tembusu Eldercare Centre (TEC).

On 1 Jul 18, TEC converted from SPICE to the Integrated Home and Day Care (IHDC) programme. IHDC is a comprehensive home and centre-based programme in the community to suit the increasing complex and diverse care needs of the frail elderly and their families. It offers personalised care packages to support seniors with multiple care needs so that they can live and age well in the community for as long as possible. The service users have the flexibility of getting different combination of care services in their homes, at TEC or both, depending on their needs.

Service Boundary

TEC’s service boundary covers the eastern region of Singapore including Bedok, Chai Chee, Eunos, Geylang Bahru, Geylang, MacPherson, Marine Parade, Mountbatten and Ubi.

Programmes and Services

Sathya Sai Social Service

The day centre aims at providing “affordable, reliable and professional day care service in a safe, clean and caring environment”.

Elderly persons who are frail and require supervision and supportive care, rehabilitative treatment and self-care can benefit from the programme. Support and caregiver training are available to families/caregivers to help them care for their loved ones at home, relieve care-giving stress and assist in managing social difficulties.

Daycare Centre for Elderly

For the Frail Elderly

What do we do?

Male Destitute Persons Care
  • Delivering appropriate medical care

  • Delaying the process of health deterioration

  • Promoting a mentally, socially and physically active lifestyle

How do we help?

Medical and Nursing Care

Purpose: To assist the elderly in managing their conditions

  • Dietary needs assessment and advice

  • Management of chronic conditions

  • Medical assessment and review

  • Nursing care and medication review

  • Provision of therapeutic diets

Rehabilitation Treatment

Purpose: To assist the elderly in maintaining or improving their physical and cognitive functional and activity tolerance

  • Balance and gait training

  • Cardiovascular exercises

  • Cognitive-perceptual training

  • Individual and group exercises

  • Occupational therapy assessment

  • Physiotherapy assessment

  • Social and recreational activities

Support Services for Daily Living

Purpose: To assist the elderly in their daily living activities

  • Laundry

  • Personal hygiene care

Home-based Support

Purpose: To assist the elderly in their Activities of Daily Living

  • Basic Housekeeping

  • Home Nursing

  • Home Therapy

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Medical escort service

  • Personal hygiene care

For families/caregivers

What do we do?

Female Destitute Persons Care
  • Assist families to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible

  • Relieve family members of the stress from caregiving

  • Assist families in managing their social difficulties

Home for the Aged

How do we help?

Caregiver Support

Purpose: To assist caregivers in their caregiving role and to help them cope with caregiving stress

  • After-hours helpline

  • Caregiver counselling

  • Caregiver training

Case Work

Purpose: To help families obtain appropriate social services and manage their social difficulties

  • Advice and counselling

  • Case Management

  • Practical assistance

  • Provision of information on social services

  • Referral for social service assistance

  • Social assessment