20 Woodlands Street 82,
Singapore 738507

+65 3157 1151
mft@mft.org.sg

 

01.

 24-hr Nursing & Clinical Care

The Home has a dedicated, trained and experienced team of more than 80 Care Staff comprising Nurse Manager, Staff Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Nursing Aides and Health Care Assistants to provide quality nursing care. They are responsible for identifying, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating professional standards of holistic nursing care practice in the Home.

Infection Control is a key factor to reduce morbidity and mortality among the residents and staff. Education and strict compliance to infection control guidelines and practices through in-house regular audits are a regular feature under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing.

Services provided by our Nurses:

  • Monitoring of general health
  • Monitoring of vital signs (Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse Rate etc), Blood Sugar etc
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living – Feeding, Bathing, Toileting, Dressing, Transferring and Mobility
  • Supervision of oral medication
  • Administration of intramuscular injections
  • Wound dressing
  • Insertion of nasogastric tube and nasogastric tube feeding
  • Change of urinary catheter
  • Stoma / Colostomy Care
  • Health education for the residents & caregivers

02.

Rehabilitation

Our team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists target to maintain and / or improve the quality of life of the elderly through restoration of strength, mobility, and independence in activities of daily living.

Enjoyable activities are also provided in a group context to reduce the effects of institutionalization and prevent the elderly from the effects of “learned helplessness”.

Services provided by Rehab team include:

  • Active / intensive Physiotherapy (PT) & Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Maintenance Therapy
  • Activity Groups (OT) – karaoke, opera, cooking sessions, arts & crafts etc
  • Group Exercise Therapy (PT)
  • Chest PT
  • Falls Prevention (PT)
  • Fitness Exercise (PT)
  • Wound Management (PT)
  • Recreational Activities
  • Prescriptions of aids and appliances
  • Home assessment and advice on home modification
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Carer Training

03.

Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists uses physical therapeutic means and exercises to ensure maximum recovery of our all residents to be independent as much as possible, whilst providing the very best level of care available to ensure quality of life. The treatment of the residents is usually prescribed to maintain and / or improve functional status of the elderly through restoration of strength, mobility, and independence in activities of daily living. Services provided by our Physiotherapists include:

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Amputee Management
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Fall Prevention and Management
  • Wound Management
  • Contracture Management
  • Maintenance Therapy
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Walking Programme
  • Fitness Exercises
  • Wheelchair Maneuvering Skill Training
  • Prescription of aids and appliances
Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational therapists use purposeful activities and a variety of treatment methods to obtain a desired level of functioning in work, self-care, play and leisure of our residents whose everyday life has been affected by physical, cognitive, and/or mental health problems. Enjoyable activities are provided in a group context to reduce the effects of institutionalization and prevent the elderly from the effects of “learned helplessness”. Services provided by our Occupational Therapists include:

  • Activity of Daily Living Training
  • Hand & upper limb rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Reminiscence Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Karaoke sessions
  • Opera sessions
  • Cooking sessions
  • Arts & crafts
  • Recreational games & activities
  • Prescriptions of aids and appliances
  • Home assessment and advice on home modification

04.

Medical Social Work

Medical Social Workers (MSW) are trained to provide a holistic approach to residents healthcare needs. They work closely with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) on the referrals from hospitals to the Home and also establish close liaison with other voluntary welfare organisations (VWO) to ensure high quality care for residents and their families.

They attend to the social, environmental, financial and emotional needs of patients and families across the continuum of care offered by the various programmes and services eg.

Referral
  • Assessment of all Referrals for admission / rejection
  • Pre-admission counseling to ensure both resident and families to understand better the Home’s background, its facilities and services, the various rules & regulations etc
  • The Application procedures for government subsidy
  • Means Testing
Discharge and Follow up services
  • Participate in the Discharge Care Plan of residents
  • Placement of Discharged residents in sheltered homes
  • Arrangement for Home Care services & special needs
  • Coordination of care plan after discharge to facilitate integration of the resident with his family and community
Psychosocial
  • Counseling for enhancing cognitive, emotional, interpersonal and/or social functioning
  • Increasing the resident’s & family’s understanding of an illness, treatment plan or grief
  • Follow-up on psychosocial adjustment of resident on discharge
Financial Assistance
  • Provide information on financial assistance & community resources e.g. IDAPE, Medifund, Eldershield, DPS etc
  • Assistance with payment of nursing home charges & short-term financial support to patients
Community Resource Education and Referral
  • Provide information & education on community resources & options available to meet identified needs of residents and families
  • Facilitate referrals to community agencies to ensure access to appropriate resources & continuity of care

05.

Professional Medical Services

The Medical team comprises our Visiting Medical Officer, Visiting Consultant Geriatrician and Psycho-Geriatrician.

The services provided include:

  • Provide comprehensive medical care for the residents
  • Medical examination on admission
  • Follow up at regular intervals
  • Adhoc consultation
  • Fortnightly Specialist consultations for selected residents and on an ad hoc basis
  • Regular review and prescription of medications for all residents
  • Identification of risk factors & formulation of appropriate treatment plans
  • Liaison with the respective medical specialists when residents are hospitalized
  • Ordering of necessary lab & other investigations
  • Staff Training
  • Health education for families
  • Maximize rehabilitation potential of residents and facilitate transition from nursing home to community through teamwork and close liaison with all other Care Staff

06.

Admission Criteria

We are dedicated and committed to providing care to the frail and sick, regardless of race or religion.

For subsidised admission, applicants must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Require medical and nursing care.
  • Have tried all other care options, such as hiring a domestic worker, or using day care, home care and other services.
  • No available family members/caregivers to provide level of care required at home.
  • Referred by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
  • Meet Means Test Criteria.
  • Non-alcoholic or drug addict.
Non-subsidised admission

For non-subsidised admission, kindly contact us for more information.

Application Process

Before making an application for subsidised admission to a nursing home, speak to a Medical Social Worker at any of the Public Healthcare Institutions to explore the various care options available. If the applicant is eligible for subsidies at a nursing home, the Medical Social Worker will assist to submit an admission application to Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) which is the central agency that processes all subsidised admission applications. Once the application is processed by AIC, it will be routed to nursing homes for consideration.

You can also visit the Singapore Silver Pages to find out more about the various types of eldercare services available.

Getting There

By Public Transport:
The nearest MRT station is Woodlands MRT. Bus service 911 (berth 5) from Woodland MRT and alight at the North Plaza Shopping Center.

Driving:
Approach to Nursing Home is from CTE to SLE and exit at Woodlands Ave 2.

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