Advertising agency TBWA\ Singapore has become a first mover in offering long-term care family benefits to all employees.
Part of the top-ten-ranked global advertising network, TBWA Worldwide, TBWA\Singapore will absorb the full cost of setting up specialised live-in caregiving services, as an integrated part of employment benefits, with the aim of easing employees’ financial burden and mental stress.
Currently a fee of $1,800 is required to engage a professional caregiver including work permit, insurance, settling in programme, medical check up and a monitoring tablet that comes loaded with a caregiving plan.
In a partnership with Active Global Specialised Caregivers, an agency providing professional in-home care services at affordable rates in Singapore, the TBWA\Singapore benefit extends to family members with long term and complex needs such as stroke, dementia, cancer and bed/wheelchair-bound patients. The caregivers are equipped with specialised skills and are careful... [Read More...]
Shortage of Elderly-Care Home Average Wait was Seven Months With rapid aging of population, shortage of elderly-care homes has shot up in the past four years. According to report by the Audit Commission last month, 5700 people died last year while waiting to enter residential care homes. Average wait was seven months to those with no preference. The government has spent over HK$4.38billion on elderly welfare last year. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said “it’s difficult for us to set a rigid timeframe on the waiting list for elderly-care homes.”
(For more information, please refer to “South China Morning Post”)
Mr Vincent XU, Managing Director of Active Global Specialised Caregivers in China, presented a case study of how a stroke patient successfully recovered, after 6 months of home care delivered by Active Global's Caregivers.
More than 60 percent of respondents in a recent survey conducted by Active Global Specialised Caregivers, said that they do not know where to look for help if someone in their family or friends was diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
It is very significant that over 70 percent of the respondents indicated that their first sources for help will be hospitals / polyclinics and specialist doctors with another 20 percent indicating that they will turn to the Internet to look for helpful resources. With the respondents focusing on diagnosis-related help, the survey highlighted that there is a general lack of awareness for care and respite options as patients and family members have to live with the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s for 4 to 8 years on average.
“With a rapidly ageing society in Singapore, the number of people above the age of 65 who are diagnosed with dementia is expected to hit 53,000 by 2020 and that number is poised to hit 187,000 by ... [Read More...]
The Active Global Specialised Caregiver team of senior nurses developed 200 hours of training for our Specialised Caregivers. We soon realised that these Caregiver trainings can also be very useful to family caregivers, and when Duke-NUS suggested to host theses trainings on their e-learning gateway, we thought it was a great idea. You can access all the trainings for free at https://www.duke-nus.org/ (no need to register, you can just click on "VISITOR ENTER HERE") You will be able to access training modules for specific common conditions such as "Caregiving for Dementia", "Caregiving for Stroke patients", as well as the basic training modules around Activities of Daily Living (Mobility, Hygiene, Nutrition, etc). Specific modules on dealing with various emergencies and preventing falls are also available. nb- These training modules are in flash, and are best viewed on Desktops and Android tablets (not compatible with Ipad).
After our succesful opening in Shanghai in October 2013, we are proud to announce the start of our Hong Kong operations as of August 2014. Active Global Specialised Caregivers will provide the fast growing elderly population of Hong Kong with much needed Professional AND Affordable home care services To learn more, go to www.activeglobalcaregiver.hk.
Due to the French roots of our founder, we were invited to take part in the France-China Health Forum in Beijing. We are also taking part this afternoon to a round table on 'healthy ageing'. Several senior officials visited our booth.