Train Your Helper As ElderCarer

The Basic Eldercare Course is a comprehensive training programme for caregivers including Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) to learn how to care for the elderly and manage their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).


EELIT is appointed as one of the select agencies to participate in the ElderCarer Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) Scheme.

As an appointed agency, EELIT is able to assist employers in registering and applying for the government grant, which provides a yearly subsidy of $200. This grant is specifically designed to cover a portion of the training course costs, which typically range from $400 to $500.

The ElderCarer MDW Scheme is aimed at facilitating the hiring of pre-trained MDWs who have undergone comprehensive eldercare training. By participating in this scheme, employers can ensure that the MDW they hire possesses the necessary basic skills to provide proper care for their elderly family members. This scheme serves to enhance the quality of care provided by MDWs and promote a higher standard of eldercare within households.


There will be many hands-on demonstrations and illustrations to help caregivers understand better. The course will be conducted in English. Course fees range from $400 – $500. Those who qualify for Caregiver Training Grant can offset up to $200 of the course fees.

To apply for training, you will need the following documents for the application:
(i) Care recipient’s NRIC
(ii) Employer’s NRIC
(iii) Work Permit / In-Principle Approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower

Eligibility Criteria

The Care Recipient must be:
(i) 65 years of age and above;
(ii) Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
* For care recipients below the age of 65, eligibility will be assessed on a case-to-case basis.

The Migrant Domestic Worker:
(i) Should be able to speak English;

(ii) Must not have attended the Basic Eldercare Course previously


  1. Understanding ageing
  2. Communicating with elderly
  3. Infection Control
  4. Understanding and monitoring vital signs
  5. Nutrition and Hydration
  6. Simple activities and exercises for elderly
  7. Assisting to serve oral medication to elderly
  8. Managing emergencies
  9. Day-to-day care:
    (i) Toileting; (ii) Basic skin care; (iii) Feeding; (iv) Personal hygiene, bathing, grooming and dressing; (v) Transferring, positioning and mobility
  10. Fall prevention