Living at the Lodge

Therapy Through Work (TTW)

Apex Harmony Lodge recognizes that most elderly in Singapore has a strong work ethic and work constitutes a major part of self-identity. Being diagnosed with dementia does not erase the need to utilise their skills and experiences to contribute meaningfully to society.

The TTW initiative was developed and designed to provide therapeutic effect with ‘Work’ as a medium for our residents who still find work meaningful and enriching them to live their pre-dementia life as much as possible. Under TTW, work-related initiatives are implemented with the aim to foster self-worth, purpose and dignity in our residents. These are the key components of good mental health and inextricably linked to their sense of being a valued person. These initiatives promote independence as our residents learn to take on tasks themselves over time, thereby reducing incapacity and learned helplessness. These initiatives could also potentially stimulate and maximize their cognitive abilities such as attention and recalling.

In every TTW programme, person-centred care forms the basis of programme design and delivery i.e. every resident is given the autonomy to decide the type of ‘Work’ activities he/she chooses to be engaged in. The Lodge supports and accommodates by ensuring that residents are able to carry out the tasks with success, i.e. within their maximized capacity and thereby creating rich experiences for them.

Since the inception of TTW in 2013, ‘Work’ has become an integral part of the vibrant and purposeful lifestyle of some residents in the Lodge. They look forward to every new day and enjoy the unique ‘Work’ as they are empowered to participate, enable them to contribute and being a valued person in society.

In-home: Residents who are not advised to join in-community activities due to health concerns have an option to participate in meaningful work in their respective Home.

i) Decorative Moss (Clearing twigs)

ii) Greeny All These (Plucking Vegetables)

iii) Happy Hangers – Collaboration with Orchid Laundry Pte Ltd (Organising clothes hangers)

In-lodge: Provide a conducive environment as a starting ground for those who might be able to work in the community in the future. It further brings individuals from different Homes together, creating different dynamic and grounds for enhanced social interaction.

i) Gardening

ii) Silverable Me (Packing cutlery)
Synergistic partnership with Cheng Moh Huat Supplier Trading Co.

In-community: A unique feature of the TTW strand involves bringing our residents out to various community settings to re-experience work in a real work setting. This return to the community serves to normalize the lives of our residents and connect with the environment outside, interact with members of the public, care for one another, and have the autonomy to make their food choices.

We are privileged to have synergistic partnerships with some like-minded and like-hearted companies who made it possible for us to provide the community presence for PwDs under our care.

i) Gardening at Greenology Pte Ltd (community partner’s nursery.)

ii) Crispy Folds at Orchid Laundry Pte Ltd community partner’s (Folding towels in a dry-cleaning factory)

iii) Classy Cushions at Orchid Laundry Pte Ltd community partner’s (Checking airline seat cushion covers)

 

Therapy Through Work

Apex Harmony Lodge recognizes that most elderly in Singapore has a strong work ethic and work constitutes a major part of self-identity. Being diagnosed with dementia does not erase the need to utilise their skills and experiences to contribute meaningfully to society.

 

 

Nurturing the HeART

People with dementia can be artists through engagement in visual arts and performance arts. These activities have therapeutic elements that enhance the well-being of people with dementia. The initiatives under Nurturing the Heart (NTH) strand aims to provide platforms for people with dementia to relate to and engage in arts in their daily lives and also to experience and express themselves through arts.

Enlivening Minds, Delighing Senses

People with dementia need constant cognitive and stimulation as a form of functional maintenance due to the progressive declining nature of illness. The programs under the stands of Enlivening Minds, Delighting Senses (EMDS) aims to provide optimum sensory and cognitive stimulation to help delay decline in cognitive function and skills in activities of daily living.

 
 

Fun & Fit

Morning Venture is a community program that enables our residents to actively socialise with the public in the neighbourhood. This community programme allows our residents to engage their senses and promotes normalized living in a natural environment.

 

 

Intergeneration Bonding Program

With Person-Centred Care (PCC) as the main philosophy of care, Apex Harmony Lodge hopes to provide integrated, holistic and enabling care for our residents. Having social psychology as one core component of care, we value the importance of building positive relationships for them.

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).