Respite Care

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Respite Care is a short-term care service which aims to provide temporary relief for family caregivers to have a break from looking after their loved ones at home. This is ideal for those who have plans to go overseas for vacation or business trip and also for those who simply want some free time to fulfill their own commitments or to enjoy some leisure activities.

The family caregivers can choose to admit their loved ones into any of our Nursing Homes for a pre-determined duration. Our nursing staff will take over the overall care of your loved ones until the caregivers are ready to bring them home.

Our Service

  • We provide island-wide services to patients, regardless of race and religion

  • Dietician controlled meals

  • Our doctors will visit you regularly to:

    • Medical examination on admission.

    • Ad hoc consultation.

    • Regular review and prescription of medications for all residents.

    • Ordering of necessary lab & other investigations.

    • Review & manage chronic medical conditions, e.g. stroke, head injury, spinal injury, terminal illness.

  • Our nurses are able to provide nursing care such as:

    • 24-hour nursing services

    • physiotherapy services

    • Post-surgical management

    • Wound management

    • Change & maintenance of catheters or other tubing

    • Stoma care/Colostomy Care

    • Routine monitoring of blood pressure & blood sugar

    • Monitoring of general health

    • Monitoring of vital signs (Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate etc), Blood Sugar etc.

    • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) - Feeding, Bathing, Toileting, Dressing, Transferring and Mobility.

    • Supervision of oral medication.

    • Administration of intramuscular injections.

    • Insertion of nasogastric tube.

    • Ryle's tube feeding.

    • Change of urinary catheter.

    • Tracheostomy Care.

Our Facilities

  • Nurse call system at every bed and in the bathroom

  • Choice of four-bedded room or general ward

  • Physiotherapy room available

  • Social and recreational interaction

  1. Some of the above services may incurred a separate charge and will be billed separately from the published Ward Charges.

  2. Consumable, like diaper, catheters, tubing, blood sugar test, oxygen therapy etc will incurred separate charge and will be billed together with the published Ward Charges.

  3. All services and supplies not covered under our Nursing & Ward charges will incurred separate charge and will be billed together with the published Ward Charges.

  4. Monthly/Weekly Ward Fees & estimated recurring consumable charges will be advised upon application

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