About Hua Mei EPICC
The essence of Hua Mei EPICC is person-centred care for frail and at-risk elders, delivered through a team-managed approach.
EPICC’s multi-disciplinary team, comprising social worker, nurse, doctor, programme assistants drivers and volunteers, works with the elders in the programme and their care partners to help optimize the elders’ medical and psycho-social wellness, and to support their ageing at home.
The elders attend a community club on premise 3 to 5 times a week. Many of them have multiple chronic medical conditions, limited social support and few financial means. But they have not lost their capacity to enjoy wellness and wonder.
Why we need volunteers
As EPICC is a multi-faceted programme that engages its participants on multiple levels – from health enhancing behaviour to social outings, from physical exercise to board games – it requires a lot of hands to keep it going.
Older people are an integral part of our community. They know it too – and they welcome interacting with people of different ages and personalities.
Calling volunteers who like working with elders!
Hua Mei EPICC (Elder-centred Program for Integrated Comprehensive Care) is a new service for frail and at-risk elders living in the community. It is part of the cluster of medical and psycho-social programmes which constitute the Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, a Tsao Foundation Initiative.
Volunteering at EPICC requires commitment but rewards one with challenge, heart-touching moments, and joy.
1. Volunteer Escort
2. Programme Support
To find out more about EPICC and how your skills and talents can enrich the lives of its participants, please register for our ‘Briefing on EPICC’.
Date & Time : 26 May 2012, 10.30am
Venue : Training Room 1
Tsao Foundation, 298 Tiong Bahru Road #15-01,
Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
To reserve your seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for Jeremy at 65939552.
||No. of Volunteers: 8
||The volunteer helps to ensure the comfort and safety of the elder.
|Programme / Activity Description
||Hua Mei EPICC (Elder-centred Programme for Integrated Comprehensive Care) provides integrated medical and social services to frail and at-risk elders to enable them to continue living in the community.
||To escort EPICC participant to medical appointment at clinic or hospital
- Knowledge of basic safety conduct
- Ability to speak basic English or Mandarin, and Chinese dialects or Malay
- Some experience with pushing and parking the wheelchair
||298 Tiong Bahru Road, #15-01/06 Central Plaza, S168730
|Duration & Frequency
||According to participants’ medical appointment schedule
|Name of Service Coordinator
|Support for Volunteers
||Programme and Safety Orientation
|Reward for Volunteers
||Skills in helping frail persons to travel, negotiating with medical staff, communicating with older persons, among others.
||Meal or tea will be provided
||Frail and at-risk elders who live in the community