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A Time Out For Caregivers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2017 2:26:45 PM / by Sheo S. Rai posted in From the CMO's Corner

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Patients are the center of caregiving – and they should be. However, let us also not forget the caregivers who are giving care tirelessly.  They risk physical and mental stress, burnout, injury etc.  Everyone needs a time out, everyone needs a break. 

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5 Advantages of Home Nursing For Busy Families | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 6:06:25 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Caring For The Elderly

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The advantages of home nursing is something that many adults can relate to. There’ll be a point in our lives where we’ll find ourselves caring for a sick or elderly relative. As much as we’d like to be by their side at all times, the long hours at work combined with the stresses of caregiving can take a heavy toll on a person. Also, one definitely will not have enough days of leave to take care of their loved one.

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Respite Care For Busy Caregivers

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2017 12:40:36 AM / by Sheo S. Rai posted in From the CMO's Corner

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We recently responded to an article in The Straits Times titled “Help at hand for younger caregivers” dated November 21, 2017. These are very important and will become even more crucial with the prevalence of nuclear families.

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How CSS Has Helped My Freelancing Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 3:24:12 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Testimonials

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My name is Felicia Ong and I have been working as a certified freelance nurse aide for two years and recently joined the CaregiverAsia platform. While the healthcare training courses have armed me with the relevant nursing techniques and knowledge to provide professional services in clinics, I didn’t understand what it meant to work as a freelance nurse aide. Neither did I have the confidence to advertise myself to clients, as well as how I should act in a home care setting.

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Looking Through the Macro Lens

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 6:06:05 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Friends Of CaregiverAsia

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This article is written by Kelly Tan, who is a counselor and psychotherapist. Her interest in photography exposes her to different lenses, zooming distances and angles to view life and the world. She loves to nourish her mind with books and articles in financial, spiritual, psychology, philosophy. Meditation has a profound effect on Kelly including calmness and mindfulness.

I did not have an affection for animals and let alone insects, although I did not detest them unless they are in my space and my way. I respect them having equal right on earth as I do but just let’s live a separate life.

During a recent trip to the nature park, I experienced photoshooting with a macro lens for the first time. In my usual ‘blur’ self, I signed up not knowing that the subjects are mainly insects and my heart sank a little when I found out during the briefing before setting off.

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Pros and Cons of Working Over the Holidays for Locum GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 12:33:51 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

The holiday season is always festive in Singapore. And just like everyone, doctors and healthcare workers would prefer joining in the festivities with their families rather than working until the wee hours of the morning. For this reason, the demand for locum GPs skyrockets during the holidays.

The question now is this: Is it a good idea for a locum GP to work over the holidays? To answer this question, you need to know the pros and cons of working over the holidays. Comparing the boon from the bane may help you decide between accepting and declining a contract this holiday season. So here are the pros and cons of working over the holidays for locum GPs.

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5 Reasons Why Men Need Therapy | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 5:17:53 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Wellness

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When it comes to emotional distress, the solution for most men would not be therapy, but rather to either suck it up, talk to their buddies or kick back a bottle of beer. From a male’s point of view, seeking help from a third party, beyond their very intimate circle, for their stressful feelings are often perceived as a sign of weakness.

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To Fathers And Freelance Nurses

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 4:16:36 PM / by Sheo S. Rai posted in From the CMO's Corner

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Last fortnight we saw our content relating to fathers as well on wellness being widely read by our readers on Facebook.  While mothers bear the bulk of the challenges faced during pregnancy and child rearing, let us also not forget fathers who feel stressed mainly through their sense of helplessness on how to help their wives.  

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8 Best Ways to Find Work as a Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2017 3:19:05 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

Are you ready to find work as a locum GP? There are various ways to find clients that pay well. But since you’re not looking for a permanent doctor role, you must learn to sell your skills.

There are substantial work opportunities for locum GPs in Singapore because the country’s hospitals are highly regarded worldwide. Even Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flies to Singapore for a medical checkup.

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A Confinement Nanny: Help at Hand

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 7:50:45 PM / by Nadiah Rafhanah posted in All About Pregnancy

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A nanny is someone you’d want to have by your side during your confinement period. After giving birth, your mind and body will be exhausted and you’ll need the rest to fully recover. Thus, having someone with years of experience and knowledge about confinement care is exactly what you need during this period.

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