Creating Musical Masterpieces with Technology

Have you ever wondered, how can music, technology and nursing home residents come together harmoniously? A Magical Collaboration To harness the power of music in building relations and encouraging expression, St Joseph’s Home brought in I’m Soul Inc for a Music Making M.A.G.I.C. Programme. The first run of the programme was conducted in an intergenerational … Read more

Imagine a Michelin experience in a nursing home

Food plays such an important part of residents’ physical, emotional and social wellbeing. When the pandemic lockdown happened, it made bringing residents out for special treats even more challenging. Since we can’t bring over 200 residents out at each time, we thought – why not bring the Michelin chef into the Home? That’s exactly what … Read more

Art therapy in nursing home

Art Therapy in a Nursing Home and Hospice

Joanna Tan (J), one of Singapore’s pioneering art therapists, sat down for an interview with Tan Hsiu Li (HL), the current art therapist at St Joseph’s Home, to talk about the initiation and development of the art therapy service in the nursing home. Joanna shared some of her interesting encounters with her past clients and … Read more

Intergenerational Expressive Arts at Childcare Centre

What’s the intergenerational experience at St Joseph’s Home Infant and Childcare Centre?

Intergenerational bonding is such a buzz word these days. What exactly is intergenerational bonding programmes? Intergenerational bonding programmes are where the young and old, typically with a large age gap spanning two or more generations, interact and socialise with one another. The benefits of intergenerational programmes (IGPs) have been well documented (Canedo-Garcia et al., 2017). … Read more

Virtual Volunteers of St Joseph’s Home: Closing the Gap amidst Physical Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has sprung forth micro-volunteering and virtual volunteering opportunities. Since onsite volunteering are still suspended and visitations have been reduced, the Home is quieter. To bring life and vibrancy into the Home, our programmes staff have stepped up on creative and remote ways for residents to connect with our community. In May 2020, … Read more

Impact of Inter-generational Programmes: Findings from St Joseph’s Home

St Joseph’s Home presented its three-years finding on inter-generational programmes (IGPs) for the first time at the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) conference in December 2020. As Singapore’s first nursing home to be co-located with an infant and childcare centre (ICC), St Joseph’s Home has been pioneering and advocating for quality IGPs. Our findings (hyperlink: … Read more

What is pastoral care?

Pastoral care is a term commonly associated with religion and its place in the healthcare setting can be misunderstood. To celebrate pastoral care awareness week, we hear from our pastoral care workers, who share real-life stories and shed light on their work. At St Joseph’s Home, we believe in caring for residents as persons, not … Read more