Programmes & Services
The Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly was established in June 1998 to provide rehabilitative care for senior citizens who suffer from mild physical impairment as a result of stroke, injuries or other illnesses.
Partially funded by the Ministry of Health and Tote Board Social Service Fund, our services are geared towards maximising their independence level, while offering respite to their families and caregivers.
By doing so, we play a catalytic role in realising the concept of ageing in place, where our seniors can continue to live with respect and dignity in a familiar community.
Catering up to 75 recipients from various races and religions daily, our centre executes this vision of care by providing a comprehensive slate of rehabilitative, eldercare and support services for seniors with impaired functional abilities all under one roof.
Currently operating at 85% capacity, we assist our daily clientele of 64 recipients in regaining maximum functional capability through rehabilitative treatment and engaging in active lifestyles by means of social programmes.
Targeted at restoring their functional abilities, active and maintenance rehabilitation are conducted on recipients who require follow-up care after discharge from hospitals or are affected by age-related frailty and conditions such as stroke and arthritis.
Our therapy range comprises physiotherapy, occupational therapy and complementary therapies involving acupuncture, massage, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, art and computer usage.
Providing holistic care are wellness and support services like medical and basic nursing aid, outdoor leisure activities, health education and checks.
We also help our recipients’ families become more adept in their caregiving roles by teaching basic nursing procedures and loaning rehabilitative equipment.
Ensuring continuity between step-down care and community-based eldercare are social programmes designed to provide supervision and supportive help for recipients who have progressed from rehabilitative to maintenance programmes.
Respite care is also extended to needy elders whose family members and caregivers are away at work.
Health screenings, therapies and planned activities such as exercises and recreational pursuits are conducted regularly to enhance their emotional and physical wellness.
By keeping them meaningfully occupied and active amongst their peers, institutionalisation and deterioration are prevented.
This service component not only allows us to offer a seamless continuum of care capable of prolonging independent living in them, but also empowers them to age with security and dignity, while leading fulfilling lives as integral members of the society.
A balance-and-fall programme aimed at preventing and reducing falls among the elders serves to provide neuromuscular and vestibular training to strengthen their lower limb muscles and improve balancing ability.
Additionally, counselling services are available to render psychosocial support for individuals, couples and families from various socio-economic backgrounds.