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elderly day care center in the east one that is not depressing

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:37 AM

Hi all,

Need your help in recommending an elderly day care center in the east that doesn't look or feel depressing.

I visited 2 centers last week and couldn't bear the thought of sending my mum there for even an hour! Even I felt like I was going to die soon the moment I stepped into them.

Also, please share your experiences or stories here about elderly day care.

Thanks.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:54 AM

YL,

I used to send my dad to St Luke's at Tampines, near his home, for his rehab 3 times a week. He enjoyed going there for his exercises and chat with the elders there. Sometimes they organised outings for its residence!

You can visit them to find out more. Hope this helps.

http://www.slec.org....re_contact.html

The address is:
Tampines Centre
Blk 101, #01-13
Tampines Street 11
Singapore 521101

Contact:
Tel: 6786 7688
Fax: 6786 7689
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

Hi,

Thanks... St Luke's is one on the list I will visit tomorrow. Heard good things about them! If your dad is still there, maybe my mum and him can be friends and gossip about the mad GCS group!

She is just so bored at home and I think she will enjoy a gossip or 2.

Let you know how it is after my visit tomorrow!

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:05 PM

Hi!

SS, have you ask your mom's opinion before sending her there?

Actually, we intended to send my MIL to the elderly care for the day only but she refuses.So now we are still pending.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:18 PM

Eekia,

You are right about asking and respecting their opinions, especially when such issues are considered sensitive.

In my mum's case, it was her who brought up the idea about going to a day care. She's a gregarious person and love to socialise with people. At this point, she feels that the majority of other people don't understand how she feels and she wants to meet others who do. She doesn't want to spend the day at home alone with the maid.

We looked up 2 centers a year ago but it was soooooo depressing that both of us dropped the idea. 2 weeks ago, she brought it up again and even suggested going to those depressing centers that we visited.

She just saw her geriatrician last Friday and he thinks that it is a good sign that she wants to go out and socialize. The problem now is finding the right place.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:04 PM

tried orange valley behind changi general hospital?
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:46 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 03 May 2010 - 07:04 PM, said:

tried orange valley behind changi general hospital?


Thanks for the suggestion. Looked through the website but I think this is a nursing home? Doesn't look as if they run a day care.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:47 PM

I think it is a good way to let the disable or elderly to gather at a place for regular exercise, game and some handicraft under supervision than stay alone home with a foreign maid.

I always meet my neighbours waiting for the minibus to pick them up to the day care centre in the morning, some of them even take the maid with them on certain day to help in the centre as well.

One day we may meet at those centre alsohttp://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/flowers.gif , we shall have a GCS's day care for us and our plants too.http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:21 PM

SS,
Ur mum must be very boring at home. Then is good to let her have some activities n friends to talk to.
How old is she? Maybe let her join some crafts work organised by the RC. I have joined dancing just below my blocks and my teacher is a very old man.hahaha.$3 for 3 months. So when we have makan we will pay for the food n sometimes go to dancing. There are old people joining as well. So maybe u can look out for the activities near your place. Cooking class...etc...singing...
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

Hi SS,

I have heard good things about the staff and activities at New Horizon at Tampines.
But I think it may cater to ppl with dermentia.
But no harm to check it out.

The Geriatic Dept at TTS has a small but helpful team that can give advice on day care centres nearby, etc.

Hope this info helps in some way... :)/>
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:59 PM

For more ideas, check out the Eldercare Service Locator at the bottom left hand of http://www.aic.sg/. Or call the Seniors Helpline 1800-555 5555 (friendly staff/volunteers?).
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:32 AM

View Posteekia, on 04 May 2010 - 05:21 PM, said:

SS,
Ur mum must be very boring at home. Then is good to let her have some activities n friends to talk to.
How old is she? Maybe let her join some crafts work organised by the RC. I have joined dancing just below my blocks and my teacher is a very old man.hahaha.$3 for 3 months. So when we have makan we will pay for the food n sometimes go to dancing. There are old people joining as well. So maybe u can look out for the activities near your place. Cooking class...etc...singing...

Eekia,

She's a hemiplegic and thus, the kind of activities that she can partake is limited.

We visited 3 more yesterday and I think she's decided on which one she wants to go to. She's quite keen to start and I think that's a good sign.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

SS,

That is good.

My MIL is recovering from a mild stroke. So, walking is her biggest problem.She can walk quite normal at home but outside she got problem. She preferred to watch TV programmes at home.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:25 PM

My mother, Della Lundquist, was a resident of the Care Center from 1/15 until 9/16, and she loved it there. There were activities going on every single day, the food was good and the staff was so caring and dedicated. They kept us informed of any changes in her or her routine. We felt like the Three Links staff was part of our family, and we knew she was being well-taken care of! It was a wonderful place for her to spend the last of her 105 years.
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