26 Feb '12, 1pm

Free specialist, nursing care available for elderly in Hougang

Free specialist, nursing care available for elderly in Hougang

SINGAPORE: The Nurses Initiative for Community Engagement (NICE) programme, will now extend its free nursing services to the elderly in Hougang. It's also being launched as part of the Hougang Grassroots Organisation's Wellness Programme. The programme was initially started by a group of nurses and doctors in May last year. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong was at hand to launch the programme on Sunday. Volunteer nurses will work with Hougang Grassroots Organisations to conduct home assessments. It aims to detect undiagnosed dementia and depression among the elderly. To launch the programme, some 500 elderly residents took part in health screenings by NICE and health talks on Stroke and Dementia. The programme is also available in Marine Parade and will soon be extended to Henderson. NICE Programme medical advisor Dr Carol Tan, said: "We wanted health literacy to be an importan...

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