25 May 2017

Lien Foundation launches IT initiative to enable person-centred care

The Lien Foundation announced today a new IT initiative, Ingot PCC (Person-Centred Care), that aims to enable the practice of “person-centred care”, putting older people and their families at the heart of all care plans. Designed by local IT solution provider Pulsesync, the system will be used by 11 VWOs, which will serve close to 1 in 4 seniors receiving Ministry of Health-funded programmes in nursing homes, day care centres and at home.

•  Press Release



Demand for aged care facilities on the rise

Amidst SPH’s foray into the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Orange Valley Healthcare, industry watchers commented on the rising demand for more residential aged care options. The Safe But Soulless study on Singapore’s nursing homes, commissioned by the Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation, was cited. Amongst others, it highlighted the need for more senior living options in Singapore.

•  The Straits Times -  26 April 2017

Hands-on training and mentoring for preschool teachers

In a partnership with St James' Church Kindergarten (SJCK), both organisations started Singapore's first preschool practicum centre in 2014 to enhance the practicum attachment of trainee preschool teachers. The centre is sited at the kindergarten's Harding campus, the largest single campus preschool in Singapore by enrolment. This has since been expanded to SJCK’s other campuses.

•  The Straits Times -  24 April 2017

Forget Us Not

Together with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital , the Forget Us Not campaign was started in Yishun and aims to raise awareness of dementia. The campaign trains the community as dementia friends who are equipped to interact and watch out for persons with dementia. To-date, it has trained over 13,000 individuals, and 61 businesses/organisations are involved. Amongst others, these include DBS/POSB, Hong Leong Finance, Sheng Siong Supermarket and SMRT.

•  The Straits Times -  23 February 2017
•  The Sunday Times - 19 February 2017