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JCH Caregiver Talk: Improving Your Mobility with a Motorised Scooter
Motorised scooters and powered wheelchairs are meant for individuals who have limitations in their mobility. These devices are a common sight in Singapore, but there are some dos and don’ts to note. Hear more from our Occupational Therapists! 

The online talk was held on 25 June 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Medication Management
While taking medication allows you to manage your disease condition, it is important to take it correctly in the right amount, at the right time, in the right method. Jurong Community Hospital’s Pharmacist Syatirah Harun will share the importance of medication management, what caregivers should look out for, and how to ensure the medications are safe for you. 

The online talk was held on 28 May 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Nursing Our Loved Ones Back at Home
Being a caregiver can be challenging, and you may experience stress while trying to care for your loved one at home. How can this can managed, and where can you get support? Our Nurse Clinician Zaiton Binte Osman shares tips. 

The online talk was held on 29 April 2022.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: "I can’t hear well” – Breaking the sound barrier: Hearing loss, its impact and treatment options
What are the signs of hearing loss? Does hearing loss only affect the elderly? Will hearing aids worsen my hearing? 

Associate Consultant, Dr Linette Tan from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and talks about the common causes of hearing loss, how it impacts you and about the treatment options available.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and your health. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s of sleep, you might have obstructive sleep apnoea, which is associated with increased risk of hypertension, stroke and cardiac arrhythmias. 

Dr Hu Huixin, Associate Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, talks about the impact of snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea on our health. Find out how we can manage it. This talk was conducted in mandarin.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: "Why is my sinus not getting better?"

Not all allergies present itself the same way. However, nasal allergy is one of the most common form of allergy presentation. 

Adj A/Prof Somasundaram Subramaniam, Senior Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, discusses the different presentations of allergy, their associations, and treatment options for nasal allergies, beyond the use of steroids.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: Ear infections - All that you need to know

​Ear infections frequently lead to discharge and hearing loss. While most are mild, it can be a sign of chronic middle ear disease which can lead to many complications if left untreated.

Learn about the common causes of ear infection from A/Prof Raymond Ngo, Head and Senior Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and when you should be seeking medical attention.


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Hear Well, Breathe Right: Blocked Nose - When to be concerned?

Dr Ng Chew Lip, Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery answers questions and discusses the underlying causes and latest treatments of nasal obstruction, from nasal medications to rhinoplasty.

This health talk is part of Hear Well, Breathe Right, a brand new public health education series brought to you by the Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) team from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Find out more about related talks here.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Healthcare Financing and Caregiver Resources

As our population ages, Singapore will see a rise in informal caregiving. It is never too early to start planning for care, and recognise that there is no need to face the burden of healthcare expenses alone. Our Medical Social Worker Karen Wong shares more about healthcare financing and caregiver resources, so that caregivers can have peace of mind.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Assisting Our Loved Ones with Communication and Swallowing Difficulties

​What are some of the common communication and swallowing problems in the elderly, and what should caregivers look out for when related issues arise? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Speech Therapist will share tips on how to tackle communication problems and ensure swallow safety.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: A Healthier You

With most of us spending more time at home, it is common to feel peckish. What should we do if we feel like bingeing on snacks? Should we have home-cooked meals, enjoy eating out, or indulge in the convenience of takeaway food? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Dietitian Jerrold Tan shares tips on how you can help yourself and your loved ones eat healthily.


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JCH Caregiver Talk: Caring for Your Feet

​Due to the pandemic, people are spending more time at home than before. Are our feet getting neglected as a result? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Podiatrist Melissa Lee shares tips on how caregivers can protect their loved ones’ feet at home, as well as insights on prevention of fungal infections, best choice of shoes and what to take note of when trimming toe nails.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Managing Hearing Loss and Hearing Care Tips

​1 in 6 Singaporeans suffer from disabling hearing loss which affects their everyday communication. What can be done to manage hearing loss, and how to hearing aids help? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Audiologist Jasmine Liew explains how caregivers can support their loved ones at home, shares hearing care tips and explains the considerations of choosing a hearing aid.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Understanding Vision Changes in the Elderly and What You Can Do About Them

​Does your elderly loved one complain about deteriorating vision? Should your senior at home be watching drama series on mobile devices? What kind of glasses are suited for old age? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Optometrist Fifiana Tan explains how caregivers can manage vision changes in the elderly, addresses common myths about eye conditions, and shares eye care tips.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Improving the Mobility of Our Loved Ones

​63% of the falls among elderly happen at home. Where do they commonly occur, and what can caregivers do to prevent them? Jurong Community Hospital’s Senior Occupational Therapist Sonia Mariam Kurien shares tips and the factors to consider when choosing an appropriate assistive device for seniors.

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2022/07/01