TRAINING IN ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADL)
Caring for self/self grooming, following safety and hygiene practices. The clients are supported to learn and acquire skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to engage in functional activities that are related to self-care, housekeeping activities, communication and interaction with peers, staff and etc. These activities are mostly routines that one participates in daily and adds to one’s quality of life in terms of one’s ability to care for oneself, be independent in doing the things one does on a regular basis, e.g. eating, using the toilet, self-grooming, walking from one place to another, sweeping the floor, washing dishes, communicating simple wants and needs, etc.
TRAINING IN COMMUNITY LIVING SKILL
The clients are supported to learn and acquire skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to engage in activities that involve interaction with others from the community, e.g. having a meal or engaging in an art and craft activity with volunteers in the centre, and/or participation within community settings, e.g. swimming in the public pool, using public transportation, shopping in a mall, reading or borrowing books from the library, horse-riding, cycling by the park, etc.
The therapy service and programme activities that are supported by an occupational therapist to improve and enhance the functional ability and independence of clients to engage in their daily and other necessary activities, e.g. toothbrushing, eating, indicating simple wants or needs, improve general physical, emotional and mental health, or engagement in a routine or preferred activity, etc.
The therapy service and programme activities that are supported by a physiotherapist to improve and enhance the strength, endurance and stamina of clients to engage in their activities that require physical movements, and also to improve their general physical health.
RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES
The clients are supported for activities that will increase their quality of life and enhance their dignity. Leisure activities that promote enjoyment, encourage movement and engagement with others or the environment will serve to improve a person’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing, which in turn, will increase his/her satisfaction and motivation to engage in life.
CASE MANAGEMENT AND REFERRAL SERVICES
Case management aims to provide a holistic care for our clients and caregivers. SUN-DAC’s Case Managers conduct initial assessment for clients and support caregivers with the enrolment process. Case Managers assist caregivers with funding applications, provide financial advice and assistance to caregivers and link them up with other agencies for further assistance. To cater to our clients’ and caregivers’ changing needs, referrals are also made to other services such as home-based therapy and disability homes.
CAREGIVER TRAINING AND SUPPORT PROGRAMME
We organise and conduct trainings for our caregivers based on their needs and interests. These include self-care skills, stress management techniques and understanding disability. Future care planning for our clients is important for caregivers and we work closely with professional bodies such as Special Needs Trust Company Ltd (SNTC) to assist caregivers in developing individual support plans.
Our in-house psychologists assess and provide support plans for clients with emotional and behavioural difficulties to manage life stressors. We empower clients and caregivers with techniques to overcome behavioural challenges and build strengths for the future.