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.
Having a nurse around to tend to your loved one at home is exactly what you need to ensure they're taken care of. Even though you have a domestic helper at home, it is often a better option to have someone who's confident and experienced in caring for the elderly. Should I hire a nurse for my parent? – a question that we'll have to contend with at some point in our lives. If you are at this crossroad, we'd like to share our careseekers' experiences of engaging a home nurse for their elderly loved ones.
Experiencing joint pains or muscles aches? Try seeking help from a chiropractor. You don’t necessarily have to be injured for you to seek chiropractic help. In fact, seeking help from a chiropractor is a great way to protect your body from injuries. Through chiropractic therapy, you can give your body the right treatment it deserves.
A confinement nanny is someone you would definitely want to have by your side during your confinement period. After giving birth, your mind and body will be exhausted and you will need the rest to fully recover. Having someone with years of experience and knowledge about confinement and the best ways to handle, feed, and take care of your child is exactly what you need during this period.
Hypnotherapy may be an unknown territory for many. For John (not his real name), this therapy that involves a form of hypnosis technique has helped him control his emotions, namely anger and pride, and brought him out of the darkness.
She engaged a confinement nanny again when she had her second baby so she could get more rest. “Every mother needs a confinement nanny so they can recuperate and rest well after pregnancy.”
There’s a common notion that confinement nannies are more beneficial to new moms than experienced ones. Some say moms who are experienced do not need to engage confinement nannies because they’re already knowledgeable in handling and breastfeeding newborns. Brenda Lee begs to differ.
Valerie Lim needed day and night nurses to watch over her mother, who was terminally ill.
Like many families who are looking for urgent help at home, the housewife searched and scanned the internet for nurses to care for her elderly mother. “She was already under home hospice care with the Assisi team, but I needed help to bathe her, administer injections, and watch her through the night,” Valerie said.
Like many daughters, Jasmine was blessed to have her mother’s dedicated help during her first confinement month. The situation changed when she had her second baby, and Jasmine had to engage a confinement nanny (CN) – for the first time.
Just like most elderly patients with mobility issues, Madam Ho wasn’t able to conveniently travel to get therapy. She had walking difficulties due to a tumor that imparted her balance. Madam Ho’s daughter decided to engage a Physiotherapist as per the doctor’s advice. “The doctor has advised us that physiotherapy will help to maintain and slow down my mother’s condition,” she said.
Nancy Tng is looking after her mother, an elderly with Dementia. She works full-time and eventually had to look for assistance when the challenge of juggling work life and caregiving became heavier.