You might not know it from looking at her sophisticated bearing. You might not guess from the dignified way she carries herself. But once you get to know auntie Mae, you will know why she is the life of the party, and how she can brighten up the day for anyone - any room she walks into soon fills with joy and laughter!
Leela Maniam is one of Singapore's earliest specialist Midwife and Registered Nurse – you only need to look at her registration number "RN #1332"! Leela has decades of healthcare experience and provides post-natal care. These days, she continues to share her expertise as an experienced and careful coach for new parents! Leela has had a fascinating lifelong journey as a Caregiver, and we are thrilled to share her story with you today.
A member of Singapore’s "Pioneer Generation”, Raymond Wee’s work history is rich and storied. Uncle Raymond, as he is fondly known to us, started working in the air transport industry as an auxiliary police warden – inspecting saleable inventories of Singapore Airlines. Self-taught in computer science, he then moved to the Ministry of Defence … We cannot say very much about his secret work there, except that it included some research work.
Nestled somewhere in the greenery of Dairy Farm Road, is the clinical practice of a UK-trained Art Psychotherapist, Tomo Aoshima-Williams. Her office houses an array of crayons, paintbrushes, plasticine clay, ropes as well as natural materials such as leaves and seeds – all placed neatly on shelves. This is Tomo's story on how art therapy helps with mental wellness.
We are pleased to introduce you our Caregiver of the Day: Sky Ang - Skilled Nurse for Home Care
Sky is not your typical twenty-something. For starters, he's not a selfie addict. He's also a Nursing graduate from Nanyang Polytechnic - nursing being a path chosen by far too few in a country that needs more and more nurses.
Tracy is a graduate of Nanyang Polytechnic and spent four years as a registered nurse in the National University Hospital in Singapore, where she gained her experience in surgical wards as well as the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Life as a nurse in the ICU is quite different from the general wards - there are fewer patients, and the patients are less communicative. Nonetheless, the care for each ICU patient is more intense. The care needed is not only complex due to the specific illnesses and very high dependency, it is also complete - the ICU nurse has to care for a patient from head to toe, and there is relatively a great deal more discussion with doctors and other nurses over the patient's care needs. This armed Tracy with a good nursing experience and a solid all-round training as a nurse.
Art therapy is a proven form of therapy that involves the creation of art to bring about self awareness and personal development. Art Therapists are trained in both art and psychological therapy. While it is a popular form of therapy and counseling in the west, it is lesser known here in Singapore. However, there is a strong community of Art Therapists here, with organisations promoting the therapy such as Art Therapy Association of Singapore and non-profit Red Pencil. Art therapy has traditionally been a very successfully therapy form for children with special needs and people with dementia. However, it is effective too for individuals of all ages who would like to improve on their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Find out how art therapy benefited stressed out Bank Executive Ms Yeo Wan Ting, who took an hour off her busy life to find back the balance in her life.
Winnie has been in the nursing and healthcare industry for a decade now. She is a young, dynamic professional nurse with a variety of private and public sector experiences under her belt. Winnie graduated from Gleneagles Intan, located in Kuala Lumpur, on a scholarship by Parkway Hospital. She was bonded for 5 years, and proceeded to serve out her bond at at a private hospital's VIP ward. She subsequently served as a nurse with a few private clinics, some dealing in pain management, some dealing in nephrology, and so on.
Betty Yong has more than 40 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, and provides medical companionship and health counseling services.
Madam Lee Yan has 41 years of healthcare experience and provides post-natal care, teaching new mothers how to take care of the baby and themselves.