About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
Sarina is a dedicated and loving caregiver who balances her time between work, providing for her family and her 83 year-old mother, Mdm Aminah.

Caring for Mdm Aminah became more demanding over the years with her emotional outbursts and hurtful words. The downward spiral started in 2014 when Mdm Aminah was diagnosed with early stage dementia. Additionally, Mdm Aminah was prone to falls, which resulted in a fractured femur, dislocated wrist and multiple head injuries. Mdm Aminah's doctor recommended to source for a day care centre as staying alone at home was dangerous.

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In September 2017, Mdm Aminah started day care at St Luke's ElderCare (SLEC) Telok Blangah Centre and felt anxious going to an unfamiliar location and being cast aside. Her deepest fear was not being able to see her family again.

But a joyful return from her first day at the centre dispelled all fears as Mdm Aminah shared stories of interesting activities and the good friends she bonded with. She also shared how the staff lovingly eased her anxiousness and showered her with care.

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Now the family experiences a peace of mind and their bond has also strengthened. Any time spent together is now filled recounting wonderful stories of friendship and activities.

During Giving Week 2017 and the Christmas' season of giving, let us not forget the many more families like Sarina's who need our support. Make a difference by giving generously today!

Support St Luke's ElderCare in Giving Week 2017!

About the Charity

St Luke's ElderCare (SLEC) is a non-profit eldercare service provider serving more than 5,000 elders through a full range of integrated services and programmes for our elders that include centre-based, community-based, home-based and residential-based services. We currently operate 23 senior care centres and a nursing home in Ang Mo Kio. We continuously expand to meet the demands of eldercare in Singapore.

Mr Theodore Ding suffered a health scare in September 2016 while in China. He was urgently admitted into hospital and after a series of medical tests, he was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease.

In October 2019, Mr Ding, who is on full financial support, started attending maintenance day care and physiotherapy sessions at SLEC Telok Blangah Centre. With the increasing loss of mobility, the physiotherapy sessions that he attends twice a week helps slow down the deterioration of his condition. Therapists at SLEC taught him simple exercises to practice when he is at home during the weekends.

"I am most grateful to the team at SLEC. They are a close knitted team with everyone working hand in hand to ensure that every elder is well taken care of. Everyone in SLEC has been most friendly and dedicated in making this place feel like home for all the elders here."

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