General: Keeping Your Care Recipient Occupies
Remember that a prolonged stay in
bed is very boring. Your company means a lot to the
person. You can offer reassurance to someone who is
anxious, and do make time to read to him. If the
person is well enough to appreciate the radio, books,
telephone, newspaper, or other entertainment, try to provide
them. However, do exercise your judgment because one gets tire more easily when
he is sick, and periods of rest are just as essential as stimulation.
care recipient is an elderly living alone, be it your neighbour or
relative, you may like to refer him to the befrienders.
Befrienders provide regular home visiting and also plan
recreational activities for their beneficiaries on ad-hoc basis.
here to find out the
Voluntary Welfare Organisations that provide befrienders
home visiting services in Singapore.
addition, there are also
many Activity Centres in
Singapore where your
loved one, if his health condition allows, can spend time meaningfully. These centres provide a
wide array of activities such as exercises, games, and
handicraft which are useful to the person psycho-emotional support. Click
here for a list of Activity Centres
operates by the Voluntary Welfare Organisations in Singapore.