The “ageless senior” is an older person who is not constrained or defined by age; who continues to live life with passion
SENIOR DAY CARE
Adult day care has been proven to benefit both caregivers and seniors alike.
For seniors, senior day care activities provide them with opportunities to socialise with fellow seniors, pick up new skills, and optimise their general, physical and social well-being. For caregivers, it means a brief respite from their caregiving roles to minimise caregiver burnout.
By providing senior day care services, we ensure your loved ones enjoy the same quality of life even when their caregivers are away due to work or personal commitments.
Our day centres for seniors offer:
Art and crafts, games, karaoke
Basic care needs such as support with activities of daily living, nutrition management, wound management, medication reminder and administration
Daily exercises such as stretching, moving around and strengthening activities to maintain joint flexibility
According to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), one in 10 people aged above 60 suffer from dementia. The Straits Times also reported that 3 in 4 with dementia feel lonely and rejected.
At NTUC Health, we understand the emotional, social and psychological challenges that those with dementia face. That’s why our dementia day care is focused on helping dementia patients manage their condition to improve their well-being and quality of life.
Through cognitive exercises, physical therapy and social activities, we provide care and support to those with dementia so they can lead purposeful and fulfilling lives.
Our dementia day care services include a structured dementia programme specially designed to improve or maintain the mental and physical wellbeing of our seniors. Activities include:
Playing musical instruments
Mind-stimulating games such as BINGO, memory games, “Spot The Difference”
Art and colouring therapy
Physical activities to encourage movement and train coordination
I enjoy doing arts and crafts with the pre-schoolers. I like their singing too. I like it when they smile and laugh. It makes me happy.
Mr Kwan Yuit Wah, 66, Senior Day Care Centre Jurong West
I like to stay active. My finger pains are absent when I continue to work with my hands
– “Linens for Life” project where seniors transform used linen like bedsheets and curtains from hotels into tote bags and stuffed owls
Koh Siew Kheng, 78, client, Senior Day Care Centre Toa Payoh
Thank you very much for taking good care of my mum. She has since become happier and more cheerful. Please accept my most sincere appreciation to all staff of NTUC Health senior day care centre at Jurong West. Thank you for making my weekdays worry-free.
Ms Diana Lim, Daughter of Mdm Wee Suan Choo
I enjoy all the activities here. The staff are also very pleasant and understanding. They will always make sure that the seniors under their care are in tip-top condition.
Mr Abdul Karim Bin Salleh, Client, Senior Day Care Centre in Geylang East
Previously known as Silver Circle, NTUC Health’s “Celebration of Life” won the “Best Day Care Programme award” in 2017 which recognises the most dynamic centre-based activities and programmes which improve the overall wellbeing for older adults.
“Celebration of Life” aims to promote physical independence, enhance mental well-being and encourage social integration for our seniors.
The Linens for Life™ project emerged as a finalist for the “Best Active Ageing Programme” at the 6th Eldercare Innovation Awards in 2018.
Seniors at NTUC Health’s day care centres transformed used linen such as bedsheets, curtains and staff uniforms from hotels into tote bags, stuffed owls and jumbo jet soft toys that were put up at the lobby of Crown Plaza Changi Airport, and Christmas stockings that were given to guests of Shangri-La Hotel during the festive season.
Our day centres for seniors are open for enrolment to elderly who are:
Ambulant or semi-ambulant
Not suffering from severe mental illness, behavioural disorders or contagious diseases
Applications who fall outside the above criteria (e.g. wheelchair-bound) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Seniors can look forward to an hour-long nap time after lunch. They will be provided with a recliner deck chair. The nap ensures that seniors will be able to get some rest before the afternoon activities.
NTUC Health operates 22 day centres for seniors across the island: