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WELFARE HOMES

Background

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has appointed Sathya Sai Social Service (4S) as the Managing Agent of Acacia Home (AH), Bukit Batok Home for the Aged (BBHA), Tembusu Home at Pelangi Village (TBH) and Thuja Home at Pelangi Village (TJH). These homes are Welfare Homes established under the provisions of the Destitute Persons Act (DPA) for the reception, care and rehabilitation of destitute persons.

Acacia Home

  • Has been managed by 4S since February 2013

  • A seven-storey building with a 250-bed capacity

  • Caters for male destitute persons admitted by MSF under DPA

Bukit Batok Home for the Aged

  • Has been managed by 4S since April 1997

  • A three-storey building with a 200-bed capacity

  • Caters for destitute persons with both genders admitted by MSF under DPA

Tembusu Home at Pelangi Village

  • Has been managed by 4S since June 2002

  • A seven-storey building with a 200-bed capacity

  • One of the six residential care facilities located in Pelangi Village

  • Caters for male destitute persons admitted by MSF under DPA

Thuja Home at Pelangi Village

  • Has been managed by 4S since June 2007

  • A four-storey building with a 250-bed capacity

  • One of the six residential care facilities located in Pelangi Village

  • Caters for female destitute persons admitted by MSF under DPA

Care Management

Female Destitute Persons Care

Upon admission, every resident is assigned:

  • a Social Worker/Caseworker as the Case Manager to assist the resident in adjusting to living in the Home environment and working out an individualised care plan to facilitate appropriate care tailored to the resident’s needs, abilities and interest

  • a Personal Care Officer as the Personal Care Manager to look into the resident’s daily care needs and routine

  • a Staff Nurse as the Care Manager to attend to the health care needs of the resident

Residents of the Homes come from different backgrounds with varied life experiences, expectations and needs. An initial assessment is conducted by doctor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and case worker to identify residents’ needs, strengths, limitations and activity interest.

Programme Goals

Providing a supportive, safe, secure and clean environment, with opportunities to maximise one’s potential physical, mental, emotional and social capacities, is critical in maintaining and/or improving the well-being of the residents and to assist them to achieve self-reliance. Programmes and activities are designed to provide a good balance of structured activities and individualised care with the goals of:

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  • maximising residents’ physical, social and cognitive functions to help them achieve optimal capacity for self-care

  • providing opportunities for residents’ participation in therapeutic and social activities

  • assisting residents in achieving self-reliance for eventual reunification with family or re-integration into the community

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Programmes and Activities

Medical and Nursing

  • Admission assessment by doctor

  • Assessment of suitability for work

  • Medical and psychiatric treatment

  • Nursing care

  • Daily health monitoring

  • Progress recording

  • Routine procedures

  • Dietary needs review by doctor

  • Quarterly medical and psychiatric (TBH and TJH) reviews

  • Health screening (periodic)

  • First aid during emergencies

  • Health education talks

  • Medication compliance training

Rehabilitation

  • Assessment by physiotherapist and occupational therapist

  • Daily individual and/or group physiotherapy and occupational therapy treatment and programmes

  • Six monthly progress review

  • Activities of Daily Living and basic self-care skills training

  • Assessment, recommendation and provision of functional aides

Resident

Personal Care

  • Personal care and hygiene

  • Daily routine and feedback session

  • Social, spiritual and recreational activities

  • Food service

  • Environmental cleanliness

  • Discipline and Security

  • Fire safety

  • Emergency operations

  • Programmes

Case Work Service

  • Assessment and formulation of ICP

  • Case management (multi-disciplinary approach)

  • Periodic interview

  • Individual/group counselling

  • Behaviour modification and therapeutic programmes

  • Contact with family

  • Work therapy programme

  • Volunteer and community participation

Home for the Aged