Allium Healthcare and CaregiverAsia Launch Inaugural Community Nursing for Older Adults Workshop

Singapore, 8 February 2018 – Caregiver Asia Pte Ltd, an online aggregator of trusted on-demand health and caregiving services, and Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned member of the GK Goh Holdings Group (“GK Goh”), today announced the launch of the inaugural Community Nursing for Older Adults Workshop. Participants will be awarded four Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points.

The movement of care from acute hospitals to the community is a national priority in Singapore. Furthermore, rising client needs, and ageing population and workforce are some of the drivers for change. Demand for care to be delivered closer to client’s home are putting more pressure on nurses to deliver safe, timely and quality care. Nurses are essential in the delivery of continuous care as they often serve as an interface between acute and community settings, focusing on prevention, self-management and providing support to transit clients smoothly across the health and social care services.

Dr Lina Ma, Group Vice President (Clinical/Aged Care), Allium Healthcare said, “The workshop is a basic introduction to community nursing. The interactive teaching materials in this workshop invites the participants to explore the complexities of nursing in the community; the function of primary healthcare; and to develop a profile of the community in which their clients live and work. Moreover, the knowledge the participants’ gain will enable them to develop an understanding of the needs and concerns of the older adults living in the community and those who care for them”.

Ms Yeo Wan Ling, CEO of CaregiverAsia said, “We believe that aging in place – living with purpose and dignity, is a choice that everyone needs to have when they grow older. Being able to access qualified, experienced Caregivers would be a necessary first step in making that choice. This workshop, a component of our Caregiver Support Services (CSS), will prepare and equip nurses to play a key role in delivering positive care outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for those older adults with co-morbidities that need complex care interventions”.

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About Caregiver Asia Pte Ltd
CaregiverAsia is an online aggregator of health and caregiving services. Through its award-winning platform, CaregiverAsia has created an online marketplace leveraging on a shared economy of Careseekers and Caregivers. Careseekers can access on-time, trusted and transparent home care services; whilst freelance Caregivers and healthcare professionals can practice independently with full control of their schedules and terms of services. CaregiverAsia also specializes in healthcare recruitment and the placement of healthcare professionals and locums into leading healthcare institutions. For more information, please visit https://www.caregiverasia.com/

CaregiverAsia is part of The Caregiver Group which is headquartered in Singapore. The Caregiver Group is a global online aggregator of health and caregiving services for businesses and individuals, covering both the insured and the self-funded. By motivating and empowering freelance professionals, The Group transforms the way care is delivered to people and communities. The Group has a growing international presence in Malaysia and the United States. For more information, please visit http://thecaregivergroup.com/

About Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd
Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of G. K. Goh Holdings Limited, that invests in care-related businesses in Singapore and Australia. Our innovative service model aims to co-create rewarding aged care experiences with the communities we serve. This is achieved through providing deeply personalised and customised service in an aesthetically appealing and therapeutically-design.

Allium Healthcare currently co-owns Opal Aged Care in Australia, with 71 residential aged care homes and more than 6,200 bed-spaces across four states. In Singapore, construction is underway for a 129-bed private nursing home with single and double en-suite rooms. The team is also commencing home care and day care services to support an integrated network of community-based aged care services for the self-paying market.

Media contacts:

Bernie Poh
Chief Executive Officer
Allium Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd
poh.bernie@gkgoh.com

Sheo S. Rai
Chief Marketing Officer Caregiver Asia Pte Ltd
sheo@caregiverasia.com