Supported Living

Supported Living comprises 120 residents from 4 homes, Daffodil, Daisy, Tulip and Bluestar, with 2 female and 2 male homes. Each home has their own unique identity, but together we share a common vision: to build an enabled and engaged community with meaningful relationships for our residents to live a fulfilled life.

Generally, our residents in the supported living has limited cognition level and physical ability which requires assistance from staff in their activities of daily living (ADL) and includes providing simpler structured activities and therapeutic communication to allow resident to express their needs.

Residents are empowered by staff using the PCC nursing approach by encouraging them to participate in ADLs to do the best of their abilities, maintaining their capability to partake ADLs while respecting their choices and encouraging residents to pursue freedom from restrictions. Through PCC nursing, we co-create and connect with the resident to unleash their remaining potentials.

Staffs are well equipped with trainings such as Person Centered Care on what is PCC, Sparks of Life on how to apply PCC and Conversational Dialect on capturing residents wisdom to build meaningful relationship.

1. A day in the life of the residents & Person Centred Care Illustrations

Zahrah (Daffodil Home)

4. Evening

  • After dinner, sitting on bed to rest with her cat or reading newspapers while waiting for Milo to be served

Person Centred Care Illustration

1. Early Morning

  • Eating her favourite coffee, oat meal and sliced bread while cuddling her cat Angel and listening to music

3. Early Afternoon – Late Afternoon

  • Strolling around Daffodil Home with her cat Angel
  • Colouring while listening to music
  • Exercising with PT staff

2. Late Morning - Noon

  • Participate in Morning Venture with friends to go to White Sands to enjoy food

 

Staff showing warmth to Zahrah:
I heard some footsteps coming; a lady in a white uniform came and greeted me with a beaming smile, “Good Morning Zahrah.” Without hesitations, I greeted back and to my confusion I asked who she is and where I am. She then kindly replied, “I am your nurse. You can call me missy. You are here in the APEX Harmony Lodge, this is your home.” Upon hearing my missy, I felt the feeling of relieved and secure that I’m well taken care of and safe. Missy then accompanied me, cuddling my cat Angel with me, to the dining area to have my breakfast.

Tseng Wan Fen (Daisy Home)

4. Evening

  • Enjoying dinner and resting after a long day

Person Centred Care Illustration

1. Early Morning

  • After enjoying breakfast and having a good bath, she starts to read the newspapers

3. Early Afternoon – Late Afternoon

  • Enjoying tea break
  • Participate in Greenology and Silverable Me
  • Engaging in art activities

2. Late Morning - Noon

  • Exercising with staff, playing her favourite songs on the piano, writing calligraphy and painting
  • Talking to her friends after lunch

 

Staff engaging Wan Fen and her husband in the same activity (Evening Venture):
I’m going to see my husband also. I feel happy again. Spending quality time with my husband is one thing that I always look forward from day to day.

Booi Quek Eek (Tulip Home)

4. Evening

  • Enjoying dinner and resting after a long day

Person Centred Care Illustration

1. Early Morning

  • Enjoying breakfast especially his cup of coffee every morning

3. Early Afternoon – Late Afternoon

  • Participate in Silverable Me
  • Folding towels and drying plates

2. Late Morning - Noon

  • Engaging in Lego building, sorting of beads and completing puzzles.

 

Staff empowering Booi to engage in work like activities despite the loss of vision:
I still don’t know where this place is, but one thing’s for sure. Every step I take fills me with hope even if I can’t see the floor. Though my vision is a challenge, I still do the best I could. From building lego, sorting beads and puzzle shapes to folding towels, drying of plates and Silverable Me, I try my best to complete them when staff guide and prepare the items for me.

Koh Seng Teck (Bluestar)

4. Evening

  • After enjoying dinner, he will look around and ask staff for fruits for desserts

Person Centred Care Illustration

1. Early Morning

  • Enjoying breakfast especially his favourite black coffee with bread and kaya
  • Reading newspapers while listening to music

3. Early Afternoon – Late Afternoon

  • Listening to favourite Malay songs, humming and singing along to the songs with student volunteers

2. Late Morning - Noon

  • Engaging in Intergenerational Bonding Programme with preschoolers from kindergarten

 

Staff recognizing and catering to Koh Seng Teck’s preferences:
I wheel myself out, and was greeted by a radiant smile offering me my favorite black coffee with bread and kaya, perfectly arranged on my favorite spot on the table. The spot which is always reserve for me. As soon as they saw me, they immediately prepare my medications and serve me first among the others.

2. Programmes and Signature Activities

Sensory Sparks:
Sensory Sparks provides a variety of sensory rich activities for residents with late stage dementia, engaging their five senses that may increase their attention span, level of alertness, interaction with environment, improve quality of life and well-being. Residents are engaged with tactile stimulation activities such as colour bead sorting, clothes pin sorting or chaining activities which are repetitive and easy activities that match residents’ skills. The program also helps to maintain residents’ gross and fine motor skills.

Multi-Sensory Stimulation Therapy (MSST):
This program enhances the quality of life and overall well-being of our residents, promoting a relaxing and calming effect on residents and awakening their senses through the application of a variety of sensory stimulations focused on passive residents. These stimulations are done in a quiet environment to project colourful lights, provide aromatherapy using lavender scent, listening to soft relaxing music and providing gentle massage on residents.

Joy In Dining (JID):
Therapeutic dining experience for PWD aimed to empower residents in self-feeding, improve food intake, reduce weight loss, uphold self-image and identity with improved feeding capability and reduce aversive feeding, through provision of suitable tableware such as the eat well set, applying proper feeding facilitation techniques and enhancing residents dining environment.

Daisy’s Signature Activity - Dancercise:
Exercise can be tiring for our residents, but with the addition of lively songs and interesting dance moves and entertaining staff hyping up the atmosphere, Daisy residents are more encouraged to participate in the morning group exercises.

Daffodil’s Signature Activity - Mark Your Page:
Mark Your Page is an activity which allows residents to create a bookmark using photos of their friends and themselves, reminiscing about their past and bringing the best out of our residents while the staff complete the bookmarks with lacing.

Tulip’s Signature Activity - Happy Hangers:
In Tulip home, there is a group of residents who are the workaholics of the Happy Hangers programme, working hard thrice a week packing hangers in batches and tying them up neatly. Once the hangers have been organised, it will be sent back to Orchid Laundry and work is complete!

Bluestar’s Signature Activity – Sound of Beamz:
Being a multi-talented musician who can jam to rock songs strumming the electronic guitar and playing classical songs on the piano passionately to perform music could be a dream for many, but the Sound of Beamz could fulfil such a wish. With just the use of an iPad and the Sound of Beamz device, hand movements of residents are detected, allowing residents to perform songs with different instruments.

Assisted Living

The Assisted Living ( AL ) homes are designed for residents who are in the early/ moderate stage of dementia, and who are likely to be ambulatory, and independent in performing activities of daily living. The main care goal is to maintain and prolong residents’ active and/ or abled years.

Supported Living

Supported Living comprises 120 residents from 4 homes, Daffodil, Daisy, Tulip and Bluestar, with 2 female and 2 male homes. Each home has their own unique identity, but together we share a common vision: to build an enabled and engaged community with meaningful relationships for our residents to live a fulfilled life.

Tender Loving Care

The Tender Loving Care ( TLC ) Home is a special place, a Home blessed with unconditional love, focused attention on physical health, comfort and stimulating with many happy memories for all. This is a Home where unconditional love permeates, between staff and Residents, Residents and their family members.

 
Admission
Residential Care, Day Care and Respite Care

Applicants must be diagnosed to be suffering from dementia. They must be Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.
(Applicants must be free from infectious lung disease).