Ageing-in-place

Ageing-in-place is a concept where the elderly age in their own home environment as opposed to healthcare institutions such as nursing homes. Mobility is a key tenet to the concept in ageing-in-place. Yet, as one ages, the incidence of disability increases, and elderly’s sphere of mobility decreases. The team developed an on-site training programme to teach foreign domestic workers (FDWs) about fall prevention at senior activity centres. Through the interactive and hands-on teaching approach, the team hopes to increase the knowledge and sensitivity of the FDWs to fall risks, translating into better care given to the elderly. The project has revealed that FDWs are a crucial stakeholder in the narrative of ageing-in-place and more resources can be invested to support this stakeholder.

AY2018/2019

AY2017/2018

AY2016/2017

AY2015/2016

AY2014/2015

AY2013/2014

AY2012/2013

AY2011/2012