Parkinson Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in Singapore, affecting three in every 1,000 people aged 50 and above. It is estimated that there are around 8,000 patients with PD in Singapore. These patients require long-term treatment but their movements are often limited with this debilitating condition. Many of them would therefore benefit from community and home-based care.
Launched in 2007 by the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), the Community Care Partners Programme (CCPP) aims to enhance community care and support to PD patients by training community care providers.
To date, more than 400 nurses and allied health professionals from 27 ILTC and voluntary welfare organisations have been trained to manage the unique needs of PD patients. The programme includes:
More details can be found in this brochure.
If your organisation is keen to join the programme, please email email@example.com.
The programme aims to empower home care nurses who care for PD patients who are home-bound, bedridden or with poor social support. The programme comprises:
Patients who need additional support will be referred to allied health professionals and community partners to ensure continuity of care.
To date, more than 30 home care nurses and caregivers have participated in the training.
If your organisation is keen to join the programme, please contact Li Wei, Senior Nurse Clinician, Neurology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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