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General

The Caregiving Welfare Association (CWA*) is a voluntary Welfare Organisation focused on eldercare work. CWA has expanded its scope and emphasis on direct eldercare services to help seniors age better, while continuing to focus on support and inculcating responsible and knowledgeable caregivers.

Vision
CWA envisions to be a leading agency in caregiving for the elderly through services that enables more elders to maintain their independence.

Mission
To improve the quality of life of elderly through dependable direct care services, and to create a generation of responsible and knowledgeable caregivers.

Philosphy
Seniors should be able to live life to the fullest and enjoy the optimum quality of life.

Core Values
CWA is guided by a set of core values: Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Trust.

OUR SERVICES


Elderly Healthcare Services


CWA aims to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the elderly through the following programmes:

Health and Wellness Programme

CWA organizes health and wellness programmes to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent diseases through health screenings and health talks organized by the centre.

INRInformation and Referral

If you are a caregiver and require assistance in accessing health-related community resources or referral to appropriate service providers for needs-specific assistance, you may call us at 64667957 (during office hours) to find out more details.

CWA aims to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the elderly through the following programmes:

Health and Wellness Programme

CWA organizes health and wellness programmes to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent diseases through health screenings and health talks organized by the centre.

INRInformation and Referral

If you are a caregiver and require assistance in accessing health-related community resources or referral to appropriate service providers for needs-specific assistance.

Wheerlchair-3-113x150Non-medical Homecare

If you are a caregiver and require assistance in purchasing home assistive devices, daily living aids and home safety, we can provide a free consultation to such products and services.


Welfare and Social Support


CWA provides Welfare and Social Support services to assist the elderly and their caregivers in their caregiving process.

1) Drop-in Day Care Centre for Seniors

At CWA Centre, we provide an array of meaningful social activities for the elderly. This allows their family members to be at work with peace of mind, or their caregivers to have a much-needed break. Programmes at the centre include:

  • Recreational Karaoke Sessions
  • Handicraft Sessions
  • Health Talks
  • Monthly Haircut
  • Festive Celebrations
  • Social Outings

Eligibility Criteria

  • 60 years old and above
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Residents
  • Without mental illness or behavioural problems
  • Ambulant, with or without walking aids

Our CWA Centre is open from Mondays to Thursdays (8.30am to 6.00pm) and on Fridays (8.30am to 5.30pm). We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

2) Financial Assistance & Food Rations

CWA provides financial assistance for the elderly who are experiencing financial difficulties by referring the case to respective Community Development Councils (CDCs).

Alternatively, we also provide periodic food ration for needy elderly and lower income families. Food Ration is only eligible for low income families and subject to means testing assessment.

3) Supportive Counselling

Caregiving is a full-time responsibility that can be very taxing on caregivers. CWA provides counselling services for caregivers to help them cope with the emotional burden. We focus on:

Managing stress
Grief and loss issues
Practical problem-solving techniques

We provide counselling according to your level of comfort and need. This is done through:

Face-to-face and home visits
Online Counselling
Referral to the most appropriate service providers for specific needs

4) Caregiver Support Group

CWA runs a Caregiver Support Group for caregivers to connect with one another. It is held on the last Saturday of every month. At each meeting, we organise activities that focus on:

  • Providing an avenue for caregivers to share information and experiences
  • Allowing caregivers to feel connected with one another and hear how others have coped with similar difficult situations
  • Enabling caregivers to express their emotions in a safe haven without the fear of being judged

5) Ready To Care! Programme

When your elderly loved one is ready to move from the hospital back home, our Ready To Care! Programme provides assistance to facilitate the transition by:

  • Preparing family members to take on the role of caregiving
  • Instructing caregivers on how to manage their elderly loved ones at home
  • Providing information on the care that is needed following discharge from the hospital and assisting in home care

CWA-Home Nursing Care


Through these services, frail and homebound elderly will be assessed, and individual care plan would be tailored for each patient. The home nursing and basic therapy services, which include:

  • Wound Management including Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy
  • Ryles Tube Changing
  • Continence Care
  • Stoma Care
  • Medication Management
  • Caregiver Training
  • Counselling
  • Others: Mucous, suction, injection, blood taking, evacuation of bowel and basic physical therapy.

Education and Awareness


Growing old is not easy, especially in today’s high-stress, fast-paced society. CWA runs Education and Awareness programmes to increase public awareness on healthy ageing and equip the elderly with adequate knowledge on ageing gracefully.

The programmes we organise for the community include:

  • Health and Eldercare-related Talks
  • Inter-generational Programmes
  • Referral Assistance
  • Resource Centre

Inter-generational Programmes

Our Inter-generational Programmes provide a way for the young and young-at heart to learn about the importance of caregiving and contribute back to society. The activities comprise of Community Service and Service Learning.


CWA-Home Nursing Care


Through these services, frail and homebound elderly will be assessed, and individual care plan would be tailored for each patient. The home nursing and basic therapy services, which include:

  • Wound Management including Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy
  • Ryles Tube Changing
  • Continence Care
  • Stoma Care
  • Medication Management
  • Caregiver Training
  • Counselling
  • Others: Mucous, suction, injection, blood taking, evacuation of bowel and basic physical therapy.

Facilities

  • Aging in Place
  • Day Care
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Nurses on Staff

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