About this course
Caregiving for older persons can be a positive experience and a catalyst for personal growth and better bonding with family, especially with elderly parents. On the other hand, there can be negative effects of caregiving when the responsibility of caring becomes too challenging and overwhelming.
Caregiving is not a one-person show; it is a family matter which involves all parties concerned. The journey of caregiving can feel like a rollercoaster ride with ups and downs, especially when caregivers are confronted with this new role with no prior experience in caring for ageing parents who are becoming dependent.
Caregivers often strive to provide the best care and support for their loved ones while wearing many hats and multi-tasking at the same time. It is imperative that caregivers get connected to support and services to help them cope with the demands of caregiving which can be exhausting and overwhelming. This course shows you how to do that - and care for yourself!
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 50 and above may apply for a coupon code to be eligible for National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidised fees (administered by the Council for Third Age, C3A). To obtain the coupon code, please email the course provider firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your eligibility. Upon successful verification, you will be issued a coupon code.
To enrol for this course at a subsidised fee, please ensure that your coupon code is successfully applied and the total payment amount reflected is after discount when you are making payment. Once payment has been made, we seek your understanding that no refunds will be allowed.
By applying for the coupon code, I confirm that I’m a Singaporean/Permanent Resident aged 50 and above and I give Tsao Foundation/C3A consent to contact me to collect and use my personal data (e.g. name, NRIC, date of birth, contact details) for the purposes of subsidy verification and application, and in accordance with the Tsao Foundation/C3A’s Personal Data Policy. Tsao Foundation/C3A’s Personal Data Policy is contained in the Personal Data Policy Statement which can be found on the Tsao Foundation/C3A Website. By applying for the coupon code, I am deemed to have read and understood Tsao Foundation/C3A’s Personal Data Policy Statement.
For learners who are not eligible for NSA subsidies, please proceed with the course enrolment.
Course Access Period
Please note that this is an online asynchronous course to be completed at your own pace within one month from the enrolment date. Do also note that the course tile may take up to 48 hours to show up on your dashboard after purchase, and your access will start after it has been made accessible.
What you will learn
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the signs of caregiver stress
- Communicate your needs as caregiver
- Tap on formal and informal social support
- Increase your self-care knowledge
Established in 1993 as a non-profit, operational foundation, the Tsao Foundation is an Institution of Public Character (IPC) with the goal of being a catalyst for constructive change at practice, systems and policy levels through innovations and excellence. Ageing-in-place and active ageing have been our battle cry since inception and our approaches are aligned with the United Nation’s Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and World Health Organisation’s active ageing frameworks. For almost three decades, Tsao Foundation has pioneered new approaches, services and programmes in active ageing, longevity and integrated community-based eldercare across a range of disciplines, with the aim of creating a better future where ageing is not a burden, but longevity is an opportunity for all to live long, full lives.