Community care provides a variety of intermediate and
long-term care services for people who require further care and treatment after being discharged from a general hospital, as well as seniors living in the community who may need support with their daily activities.
Healthcare professionals in the community care sector work in community hospitals, nursing homes, eldercare centres, hospices and they also visit patients at their homes. They play an important role in helping our seniors live well and age gracefully at home and within the community. The sector also supports caregivers by giving them a break from their caregiving roles.
You too can embark on a meaningful career that makes a positive impact on the lives of others.
Discover the diverse range of professions available in community care.
In the community care sector, you will assist people who require further care and treatment after being discharged from a general hospital, and seniors living in the community who may be frail and need help with their activities of daily living. You will also work alongside caregivers and support them as they care for their loved ones.
A career in community care is a truly fulfilling one. You will get to build long-lasting relationships with your patients as you support them through their recovery journey.
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You can look forward to working in one of these community-based care settings:
Home-based care: You will help seniors who are frail and home-bound. Services that you can provide include home nursing, home medical, home therapy, home personal care, hospice home care, befriending services, meals on wheels, medical escort and transport.
Centre-based care: You will support seniors who require care and supervision during the day, ranging from nursing and rehabilitation services to engaging seniors through recreational activities and active ageing programmes.
Residential-based care: You will provide care in facilities such as community hospitals, nursing homes and hospices catered for those who are not able to look after themselves or require specialised care.
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The community care sector offers a diverse range of jobs in four main areas:
- Support care
- Allied health
- Administration and operations
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The community care sector provides a continuum of integrative care for our loved ones. This helps our seniors to live well and age gracefully in the community and at home.
To our community care professionals, this is more than just a job. It is a career that offers you the opportunity to build long-lasting bonds and make a positive impact on the lives of seniors and their loved ones. If caring for others is your calling, working in the community care sector can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling.
Hear from our community care professionals and be inspired by the work they do.
Whether you are a fresh graduate, mid-career switcher or healthcare professional, the community care sector welcomes individuals from all walks of life, with or without prior healthcare experience. Comprehensive training and work attachments will be provided.
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Play an integral role and support our healthcare team to implement patients’ individual care plans, attend to patients’ needs such as assisting them in their activities of daily living, and performing basic patient care procedures. Support care encompasses roles such as healthcare assistants, basic care assistants as well as nursing and therapy aides. Salaries range from $1,300 - $3,550.
Take on a pivotal role and care for patients, including assessing their physical and mental well-being, managing their care, and performing clinical procedures. Nurses work as part of a team of health professionals to ensure the safe and smooth delivery of patient care. Salaries range from $1,850 - $9,750.
Be part of a diverse group of healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and medical social workers. Using your expertise, you will assess and provide intervention through therapy, exercise, behavioural/case management support and/or education. Salaries range from $2,500 - $8,550.
Join a team that looks into processes and operations, manages resources and ensures that clinical staff are able to provide the best care for their patients. Various roles in finance, procurement, human resource, corporate communications, health information and operations are available. Community care specific qualifications are usually not required for these roles. Salaries range from $1,300 - $8,300.
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