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The Essential Role of the Caregiver

A caregiver is someone who has undergone specialized training and attained certification as a Caregiver from a reputable training academy in Singapore or their home country. She is trained in the following areas:

Health monitoring
  • Earlier signs and symptoms
  • Blood pressure
  • Hypocount (blood sugar level)
  • Heart beat rate
  • Pulse rate
  • Temperature
  • Observe Intake & Output
  • Observe any abnormality in urine and stool (any blood stain or change in colour)
  • Personal hygiene
  • Bathing
  • Hair-cutting
  • Dressing
  • Nail-cutting
  • Oral hygiene
  • Toileting
  • Bathing
  • Hair-cutting
  • Dressing
  • Nail-cutting
  • Oral hygiene
  • Toileting
  • Proper food intake
  • Normal meals
  • Soft diet
  • Chopped diet
  • Half diet
  • Blended diet
  • Nasogastric tubes
  • Proper clean bladder and bowel care
  • Changing diapers
  • Draining urine from urine bag
  • Cleaning with alcohol swap before and after
  • Colostomy care
  • Skin care (check rashes on private area and buttock)
  • Administer the right medicine (5 Rights)
  • Right Drug
  • Right person
  • Right dose
  • Right route
  • Right time
  • Safety and mobility
  • Transfer from bed to wheel chair/wheel chair to bed.
  • Ensure safe environment to prevent risk of falls.
  • Walking assist while using walking frame or walking stick
  • Exercise
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hospital visit
  • Friend and companion
  • Help the care recipient live independently in the community
  • Help the care recipient see the possibilities beyond the immediate pain and discomfort
  • Inspires hope in the care recipient
  • Stimulate cognitive vitality
  • Just being there for the care recipient
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