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 Nursing Officers, Staff Nurses, Assistant Nurses, Nurse 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.

Day Rehab & Day Care Centre

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.

Day Rehabilitation Programme

Day Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) provides Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services in the area of geriatrics, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation such as

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Post Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation
  • Falls prevention programme
  • Parkinson’s exercise management
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • ADL and IADL training
  • Vocational skills assessment
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Community re-integration and Caregiver training
Day Care Programme

Day Care Centre provides structured in-house activities for the elderly in a lively environment who would otherwise remain alone at home. Programmes and activities are designed to suit their functional abilities and fitness levels so as to maximize their social interaction and participation. Our Day care complement Day Rehab programme for those who require therapy services and supportive day care with the following programme and activities.

  • Group Therapy / Fun Fit Exercise
  • Social Outings e.g. Visit to places of interest, shopping, community events
  • Social Recreational Activities e.g. Tai Chi, Games, Karaoke, Movie show, Art & Craft, Cooking and Gardening
  • Maintenance Exercise Programme to maintain their physical fitness and daily living skills
Additional Value-Added Services:

Consultation with Geriatrician & Psycho Geriatrician, Nursing Care and Health Screening are available on request at nominal charges.

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm excluding public holidays.

Charges:

Charges are based on subsidy status (MOH Means Test) and type of services which may be Day Rehab or Day Care or Day Rehab & Day Care. Kindly contact our staff for more details.

Meals

Morning Coffee / Afternoon Tea: Snacks & Beverages
Lunch / Dinner: Nutritious lacto vegetarian meals

Transport

Adaptive transportation fitted with hydraulic lift and manned by therapy / healthcare assistant is available for DRC/DCC clients within Sembawang, Woodlands, Marsiling and Admiralty areas .We have stair crawl for those who are non ambulant and staying at non lift landing HDB apartments.

Application form can be downloaded from www.mft.org.sg or available at the Reception Counter of MFTNH –DRC/DCC. The form has to be completed and forwarded to the Manager, DRC/DCC along with the latest Medical Report of the applicant. Applications will be assessed and appointments made for an interview, within three working days of receipt of application form. If the applicant is found suitable, two working guarantors are required to sign the Standard Agreement Form.

07.

Home Therapy

Home bound patients may have difficulty accessing community based therapy services at day rehabilitation centres and outpatient therapy services at hospitals due to their functional, enviourmental, adaptive transportation and escort service limitation.

Our trained and experienced Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists can provide therapy services at your door step, in your home and also train the elderly to achieve independence in their Basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Caregivers (including maids) training is also provided so that they are able to continue with the basic care of their loved ones at home.

Charges:

$100 per session for a maximum of 1 hour.

How to apply for Home Therapy

Application form can be downloaded from our website www.mft.org.sg or available at the Reception Counter of MFTNH have to be completed and forwarded to Manager, Rehabilitation Services or call us at 63683301 or 93833411 or email us at mft@mft.org.sg stating “Home Therapy” at the subject line.

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 the Nursing Home is from CTE to SLE and exit at
Woodlands Ave 2.

Address

20 Woodlands Street 82, Singapore 738507

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