Set up in December 2011, the Grace Corner is a 32-bed facility in The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home providing rehabilitation services for clients with long-term debilitating conditions such as fractures and stroke. It is the first facility in Singapore that provides focused and lower-intensity rehabilitation over six to 12 weeks to help clients regain maximum mobility and enables them to return home and live as independently as possible.
Before Grace Corner, patients requiring longer rehabilitation period would have to stay for a longer time in the hospital, get admitted to nursing homes or be discharged to their own homes without sufficient rehabilitation. Grace Corner meets the needs of these patients, addressing the intermediate and long-term care needs of the community in eastern Singapore. In addition, Grace Corner also provides caregiver training, assistance on home modifications and advice on long-term care arrangements.
Grace Corner is specially designed to model a comfortable home environment complete with home-style furnishings, including a kitchen, common dining area, television set and sofas. Clients - not patients, as they are no longer ‘sick’ - attend regular therapy sessions on muscle stretching and strengthening to allow them to perform everyday tasks like sitting up, getting out of bed, feeding themselves and getting to the toilet. They are also exposed to lifestyle and social activities like sewing, cooking, gardening, folding clothes and karaoke to make them feel at home as much as possible. These activities play a key role in helping them rehabilitate, giving them the confidence to resume a pattern of normal living after discharge. The clients are cared for by a dedicated team of nurses, therapists, healthcare assistants and social workers from Peacehaven, as well as the geriatric medicine team from CGH. The aim is for all clients to recover and be fit enough to return home and integrate back into the community.
are medically stable
are identified by CGH as being able to benefit from rehabilitation
require lower-intensity rehabilitation of not more than 12 weeks
The team of doctors from CGH, and nurses, therapists and social workers from Peacehaven Nursing Home will assess and refer suitable clients to Grace Corner.
Peacehaven Nursing Home
9 Upper Changi Road North
Nearest train station: Simei
Bus services: No. 2, 5, 37
CGH Medical Social Services Tel: 6850 2880
Peacehaven Social Work Department Tel: 6546 6102
2 Simei Street 3,
(65) 6788 8833
(65) 6788 0933
Changi General Hospital (CGH)