Opportunities and Challenges in On-site... for FDW Caregivers
When volunteering at Senior Activities Centres (SAC), we noticed that many Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) were not engaged when the seniors were at the centres. Understating that Fall Prevention is important for senior citizens, we piloted an on-site interactive Fall Prevention awareness programme for the FDWs, who are the primary caregivers of the seniors. We hope that our pilot can be extended by schools to improve existing service-learning projects to go beyond simple interactions at SACs.
Keywords: APRCSL, foreign domestic workers, senior activity centre, FDW, SAC, fall prevention, NUS.
Tags:Ageing and ElderlyDiversity and InclusionHealth and Well-being
By: CHEW Ding Xiang, TAN Lai Yong.
Source:7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, Singapore, June 2019