Be a Change Agent For Person Centred Care Approach

Course Code:


Course Category:

(OLD)Eldercare and Community Health

Duration (hours):


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 700.00 $ 749.00


• Traditional vs PCA approach

• Philosophy of PCA

• Different elements in PCA: Positive person work, personal enhancers and detractors; emotional needs

• Day-to-day care issues: Environment; activity programme; communications and behaviours

• Enhancing current areas of practice

Target Participants:

Supervisors or managers of eldercare services such as healthcare professionals in centre managers or nursing homes in day centres.

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the fundamentals of Person Centred Care Approach (PCA)

• Evaluate existing care practices and areas for change

• Design and apply PCA principles in practical service issues

• Identify strategies to implement PCA in current care environment


This course includes assessment components. Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. Grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion

Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement from SSI.

Please note that your Certificate will only be ready for collection from SSI approximately 4 weeks from the end of the course.

Fee Remarks:

WDA funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Lim Hwee Er, holds a Masters of Health Service Management (University of Sydney) and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons) (OT) (University of Teesside, UK). As an occupational therapist, her years of clinical experience working with older persons of various geriatric/psychogeriatric conditions spans from hospitals to community services including nursing homes, day centers and home-based services. She has vast experience providing consultancy services in planning and implementing specialized services and introduction of innovative tools to improve eldercare services. As an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) certified trainer, she is involved in development and implementation of WSQ certified and regular trainings and workshops for professionals, family caregivers and the public in collaboration with various organizations such as Tsao Foundation, Alzheimer’s Disease Association Singapore (ADA), Health Promotion Board Singapore (HPB), Social Services Training Institute (SSTI), National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and Women’s Initiatives for Ageing Successfully (WINGS) on issues related to eldercare and well elderly programs. Motivated and passionate about changing the culture of care for older persons in healthcare and community care settings, Hwee Er sits on various committees including ADA Steering Committee for Person Centered Care, The Adult Protection Team (MCYS), Dementia Taskforce and National Dementia Network Dementia Homecare Subgroup to pursue this cause. Hwee Er is currently the Director and Senior Occupational Therapist Consultant with Goshen Consultancy Services Pte Ltd.

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