Overview – Ageing well in the Community
Ren Ci started running nursing home services at the Pavilion Wards in 1999, which previously belonged to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. All of the residents are semi-ambulant, wheelchair-bound or bed bound and some have other medical conditions. They come from a low socio-economic background and require high social as well as emotional support. They are generally quite interactive and alert. They receive nursing care and/ or assistance in activities of daily living as well as participate actively in a structured rehab program to achieve better quality of life.
Today, Ren Ci operates two nursing homes in the heartlands, one at Ang Mo Kio with 472 beds and the other at Bukit Batok St. 52 with 257 beds.
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Ren Ci constantly reviews the way we provide care to our nursing home residents. As a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) that provides aged care services for the elderly community, Ren Ci believes in evolving away from the medicalised model of care and emphasising ageing with dignity, respect and self-reliance.
In the nursing home context, person-centred care (PCC) refers to a care philosophy that emphasises the residents’ autonomy, dignity and sense of well-being. Ren Ci defines PCC as “recognising all residents as unique individuals who can be empowered to shape their own lives and achieve their goals despite personal limitations”.
We believe that with the PCC approach, the dynamics between care staff and residents would allow the seniors to be empowered to make decisions and that their individual needs and preferences be acknowledged.