Many homes have a heavy reliance on foreign workers, to take up the care worker jobs that Singaporeans shy away from, i.e. provide heavy-duty caregiving to institutionalised clients. Due to COVID-19, these homes are unable to hire foreign workers to fill vacancies. Their residents are put into different zones, while care workers need to work in split teams. This spreads their lean manpower even thinner.
On top of that, many homes have long-standing problems with managing residents who are reluctant to be showered. These residents may suffer from falls as they resist being showered while causing stress to care staff.
To address these homes’ manpower challenges that are worsened by Covid-19, NCCS has partnered with Jamiyah Home for the Aged to pilot Sit and Shower Automated Showering System under a free trial offered by the vendor.