Once upon a time, Mdm Koh had to leave her disabled daughter, Sor Bee, alone at home, so she could earn a living. As a result, Sor Bee would often fall and hurt herself. Today, Sor Bee receives the care she needs at Red Cross Home for the Disabled, and Mdm Koh is glad, and relieved.
The Red Cross Home for the Disabled is a residential home for those with multiple disabilities and operates a Day Activity Centre providing day care services.
WHAT WE DO
With a team of dedicated nursing professionals, therapy and healthcare aides, physiotherapists as well as occupational and speech therapists, we provide quality care to those who are unable to care for themselves due to their unfortunate disabilities.
Residential and respite care:
We focus on enhancing the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of more than 100 residents - adults and children.
Physical activities to enhance their mobility
Creative activities to stimulate their minds
Social activities to engage and bring joy to the residents
Support to the family to enhance quality of life and to provide psychosocial support
We also encourage regular family visits and home leaves during festive periods, for the benefit of the residents.
Day Activity Centre:
We provide day care services to those who can return home to their loved ones in the evenings.
Specialised transportation service is also provided by our TransportAid programme, which picks up the beneficiaries in the morning and brings them home at the end of the day.
Today, we serve more than 100 beneficiaries at our Home. Our presence means that their caregivers and family members, potentially hundreds more, can go about their livelihoods and earn a living, with the assurance that their loved ones are well cared for, at a home away from home.
Some residents stay with us to receive professional care and families visit regularly; others reside at the Home without known families; still others have been with us since their young age and have grown at the Red Cross Home for the Disabled.