Celebrating the unsung heroes in caregiving
A new community online portal that shares the stories of caregivers and provides them with as much information to help them care for their loved ones.
Caregiving a loved one whether it is someone with dementia or even a child with Down syndrome can sometimes be a frustrating and lonely journey. But it doesn’t need to be so these days especially with ProjectCare, a new community online portal that is a one-stop resource with inspiring stories about caregivers; videos and tips about taking care of your loved ones; information and links to funding, support and subsidies; and listing of training and workshops as well as events. The site also currently has started a dementia Whatsapp support chat group that is run by caregivers for caregivers so they can get support from each other.
ProjectCare is founded by Eleanor Yap, founder of Ageless Online, FACEUP and Time Traveller, and Luenne Choa, who is experienced in marketing and communications. Together, they hope to bring the issues of caregiving to the forefront so the public will have a better understanding of caregiving and caregivers can be celebrated. They have plans to roll out events and other activities for caregivers in the future.
The founders have also appointed several key individuals to the site’s advisory committee, who are or were caregivers at one point, including Manmohan Singh, formerly a director from AWWA Caregiver Service; Elizabeth Seah, who was one of the seniors who visited Japan’s eldercare facilities under Lien Foundation; and Jasmine Chua, who was working with AWWA Caregiver Service and dealt with many family caregivers.