Academy of Human Development

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CPE Reg. No.: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Bringing Health To The Seniors (Physical Wellness)

Testimonials

  • This course has a lot of learning that can be applied to my work. The topics on falls and home safety are particularly useful. As some of the seniors that I encounter are prone to falls especially at home, I can share with them knowledge and steps to take to minimise their risk of falls, such as ensuring toilet entrances have anti slip mats. Another learning point was on food safety and nutrition, which the seniors tend to neglect sometimes. Such knowledge will be useful and applicable to ensure that the seniors are able to function and live well.

    Wilfred Chan
  • This programme allows me to have deeper understanding of the assessment tools, scope of assessment and areas to take note when working with elderly clients. It enables me as a worker to be more competent and confident in providing holistic assessment to clients that I serve.

    Lau Lee Pai
  • Assessment tools for assessing seniors’ medical compliance, risk of fall, nutrition, home safety, hearing and vision are very applicable and helpful in the understanding of the physical health of the seniors.

    Carolyn Liang
  • The course gives me a better understanding of home safety as well as the safety of the individuals. For example, the course taught us how to gauge the right height of walking stick, right bed frame for the elderly as well as the right method of using the quad stick etc.

    Nicole Tan
  • This course has been very helpful. I found the topics on fall risk and the practical aspect of visiting an elderly home accompanied by an Occupational Therapist to teach us how to assess the home safety to prevent falls very useful and practical in the area of my work. I have learnt the proper way to hold a walking frame and how to use it to walk through kerbs and stairs which would greatly help me to show the elderly the proper way to use a walking frame.

    Angeline Kee

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Course Objectives

Growing older is a natural process but does not necessarily mean that people have to leave wellness behind along with their youth.  Professionals in health care and social services play an important role to bring awareness, education and information to our seniors to prevent and manage age-related functional challenges.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the common types of functional decline in an elderly person and how to use different tools to assess, care and support the seniors in their journey towards physical wellness.

Course Content

  • Community Hearing Screening for the Elderly
  • Food Safety & Nutrition Screening in the Community
  • Elderly and Related Eye Conditions
  • Home Safety and Home Assessment
  • Understanding Medication Compliance
  • Functional Assessment - All you need to know about falls

**Visits to 2 clients' homes for therapists to demonstrate how to identify hazards and hands-on for trainees to re-demonstrate the skills learnt.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for professionals and community workers in the health care and social services sectors. This programme is also suitable for care-givers and anyone interested in this subject.

Mode of Course Delivery

Combination of teaching, group exercise and discussion, and role-play experiential practice

Award

Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by the Academy of Human Development and Jurong Health.

Course Fees

Fees S$

Nett Course Fee payable by Participant

$600

Note: Funding/discounts for groups, inhouse runs available, please check with staff.

 

Trainers

Jasmine Liew, Audiologist (Masters in Clinical Audiology, Australia)

Hoong Jian Ming, Dietitian (Bachelor of Health Science, Australia)

Ng Bee Fang, Optometrist (Bachelor of Science in Optometry, United States)

Too San Muan, Senior Occupational Therapist (Bachelor of Health Science, UK)

Stella Teng Soh Hoon, Occupational Therapist (Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, Ireland)

Wee Zhen Yang, Pharmacist (Bachelor of Science, Singapore)

Kelly Chan, Senior Physiotherapist (Masters in Neurological Physiotherapy, HK)

  

Application and Enquiries

Shona Tan

6593 5283

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Course Schedule

Intake Number 2
Duration 21 hrs
Dates To be confirmed
Timing 9.00am - 5.00pm
Trainer(s) Jurong Health (Jasmine Liew, Hoong Jian Ming, Ng Bee Fang, Too San Muan, Stella Teng, Wee Zhen Yang & Kelly Chan)
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development