With seniors being more susceptible to the adverse effects of COVID-19, it may be time to get the conversation going with your loved one sooner rather than later. While the COVID-19 situation has improved in Singapore, especially with the vaccine now available, it is widely acknowledged that the crisis has
COVID-19 is a clarion call for Advance Care Planning, highlighting how an unexpected and sudden health crisis increases the urgency of making our care preferences known. The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably changed our lives — how we work, how we socialise, and even how we eat. The global spread and
It always seems too early until it is too late.Advance Care Planning (ACP) is for everyone, including healthy adults, and does not need to be done only in our senior years. More often than not, it usually takes a major illness to prompt such discussions with our loved ones. However,
Changi General Hospital Senior Staff Nurse Hasnah bte Abdullah shares the importance of making your final wishes known through a case study. Contrary to popular perception, Advance Care Planning (ACP) is much more about life than death. It is about helping people live out the final stage of life as
Planning for end-of-life early empowers us to make the best decisions for ourselves and also reassures our loved ones. HCA Senior Medical Social Worker Yap Ching Sian shares some tips on beginning the end-of-life conversation. At what age should I start planning for end-of-life?Planning for your end-of-life (EOL) requires you
Despite an ongoing pandemic, St. Andrew’s Community Hospital’s successful initiative saw the extension of Advance Care Planning beyond the Palliative Care ward to the Rehabilitation ward. Save for a rainy day, prepare for our future, what would you like to do when you grow up, what are your retirement plans.