POSITIVE LIVING COMMUNITY CARE HOME

Residential Care & Support
Residential Care & Support
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Daily Living Assistance
Daily Living Assistance
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Treatment Adherance
Treatment Adherance
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Outreach & Advocacy
Outreach & Advocacy
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Exercise Facilitation
Exercise Facilitation
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Creative Expression
Creative Expression
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Nutritional Meals
Nutritional Meals
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Hospital follow up's
Hospital follow up's
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Games & Fellowship
Games & Fellowship
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1. RESIDENTIAL CARE & SUPPORT

At Positive Living Community Care Home, we can accommodate up to 18 residents at any given time. We have an open dorm, a critical room and semi-critical room, as well as two premium rooms that accommodate two beds each and share an attached bathroom. We provide residential care for disabled, bedridden and elderly men with HIV/AIDS. 

2. NURSING CARE

We provide nursing care for those with full-blown AIDS and the physically incapacitated due to the effects of AIDS. We:

  • Are open throughout the year

  • Provide balanced nutrition

  • Comply with basic hygiene standards

  • Conduct physiotherapy & exercise sessions

  • Provide alternative therapies

3. TREATMENT ADHERENCE & MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

Antiretroviral treatment is provided by the government. We ensure:

  • 100% antiretroviral treatment adherence

  • Timely dispensation of medication

  • Daily hospital trips (week days)

  • Follow up & hospital visit accompaniment 

  • Patients are referred to 5 different specialist hospitals based on medical needs

 

4. HARM REDUCTION

For those who come to us with a drug addiction problem, we provide:

  • Safe space free of drugs and high risk activities

  • Journeying with new entries, through detoxification and withdrawal process

  • Methadone programme for special cases

5. WORK THERAPY

Work therapy provides a platform for residents to work on their path to recovery from addiction 

  • Gardening

  • Tea Processing

  • Livestock rearing (goats, poultry & fish)

  • Vermicomposting

  • Caregiving

6. CASE MANAGEMENT

Upon request, we provide Case Management services for

  • Psycho-social support

  • Applying for lost or stolen official documentation (driving license, id card, UNHCR card)

  • Discharging residents to their homes

  • Job Placements

  • Referral to other homes or welfare services

  • Applying for welfare aid/ SOCSO or EPF payout

7. RECONCILIATION WITH FAMILY

Whenever possible we facilitate reconciliation with family members. At Rainbow's End is a documentary that shares the success story of one of our residents. With the support of PLC staff and the film crew, in 2017, Tan Mie Kong goes on a journey of love, forgiveness and redemption to reconnect with his estranged family of 12 years.

 

8. DIGNIFIED BURIALS

We make arrangements to get burials sponsored, and ensure there is a decent funeral. Towards this end, we:

  • Process the corpses following respective customs

  • Involve family members wherever possible

  • Ensure communal participation in funeral

9. ADVOCACY & OUTREACH

Our residents are encouraged to share their fears, challenges, dreams and aspiration with the public. Throughout the years, we have engaged with the public in creative ways to get our message across. Our initiatives restores dignity and promotes re-integration with community while spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and stigma. Connect with us if you would like to get involved with our most recent recent advocacy and outreach initiative, featuring our very own film, 'At Rainbow's End'.

who we serve

The Ministry of Health’s policy of making the life-saving HAART treatment available to all PLHIV’s who are in need of it, has saved and continues to save, as well as improve the quality of life for many victims of HIV/AIDS. It has also succeeded in containing the disease and prevent it from spilling over to society at large. However, there remains certain segments of the targeted PLHIV population, which somehow does not comply with this strategy. Addressing this gap, we make it a point to prioritise: 

● Drug dependents in advance stages of AIDS who are homeless and therefore not eligible to be put on HAART treatment

● PLHIV in advance stages of AIDS who are unable to adhere to treatment due to mental illness or psychiatric condition

● Bedridden patients whose families are unable to provide the care or the facility to house such patients

● PLHIV in advance stages of AIDS who have developed temporary or permanent disabilities and have become homeless or rejected by their families

OUR ADMISSION CRITERIA

 STATUS 

  • HIV/AIDS

  • No family support, no savings, totally abandoned, with high cost of maintenance

  • Family unable to deal with condition of patients

  • Heterosexual and homosexual men

  • Regardless of degree of socio-economic background, race or religion

 HEALTH CONDITION 

  • Priority will be given to those:

  • In advanced stages of AIDS

  • Terminally ill due to AIDS and in need of palliative care

  • In need of shelter and care to benefit from life-saving treatment provide by the government hospitals

  • No available treatment

  • Bedridden

  • Severe physical disability/paralysed

  • Mentally disoriented due to treatment side effects

  • Blind