Sunday, April 20, 2014

南大校友会

昨天出席了南大校友会在湖滨酒楼举办的晚宴。好多南大校友都是白发苍苍的老人了,据说第一届的毕业生现在都已经90岁了。有好多都是从不同国家特地飞回来马来西亚出席这晚宴,目的只为了会一会老朋友。南大即是南洋大学,是现在新加坡南洋理工大学的前身。


虽然我并不是南大毕业生,但看见大家久别重逢的场面,感触极深。特别是当我听见他们说,“啊啊!你也来了啊!真是几十年没见了!你现在都长这样了”。我心中这几个月来想念大学朋友的心情顿时涌上心头。虽说刚毕业并没有多久,可是想到不知道什么时候还会再见面,心中还是酸滋滋的。或许我到现在还没能真正的接受人有悲欢离合的道理吧。当然我也尽量保持乐观一点的心态面对这一切,现在交通方便,科技发达,只怕你腾不出时间见个面。只是看见大家到白发斑斑还如此想念大学时代,我不禁问我自己,我如今淡淡的忧愁要一直这样到几十年以后吗?

晚宴首先以颁发奖学金开始,接着是一连串的歌唱表演。不同科系有各自的代表唱不一样的歌曲,大多都以怀念南大为主。有好几位的歌艺都是世界级水准的,真令我大开眼界。我刚巧有幸和著名书法家林书香先生同桌,他很亲切的介绍着不同的校友。几十年前从大学毕业之后,大家现在都在不同的领域发展,有各自显赫的成就。他们这番感谢与思念大学时期的情怀实在叫我钦佩。他说退休之后的生活比退休前更忙了,有时间做自己喜欢的事。他也鼓励我,要往自己的兴趣发展,也要做自己喜欢的事。


一年之计,莫如树谷;十年之计,莫如树木;终身之计,莫如树人。教育栽培人才确实重要且意义深远。国家稳定,经济发展都需要大量人才多方面支持才能有更好的未来。
这是个十分有意义的晚宴,我期待自己的校友会,希望同学们都要一直一直保持联络。

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[Nursing Homes] - Johor Bahru Nursing Home

Updated 20 October 2016

Hello everyone!

This post was written on April 2014 and it has been one of the most visited post. I've also realized that there are many families who are looking for nursing care for their parents or relatives. The below summarized some of the nursing homes which I've personally went to and some of them were recommendations from friends and people whom I've met. For the majority of them, there are both positive and negative feedback received for each home which I think is kind of depending on which aspects we are concerning about and it can be quite subjective as well based on individual experiences. I would suggest you to call up the nursing homes to inquire for more details first, then shortlist a few for home visits before you decide which nursing home to go to.

As I'm located in JB and recently has been travelling to Batu Pahat for work, this post will be focusing more on Johor Bahru and Batu Pahat Nursing Home. I've found a website called "Seniors Aloud" where there are more netizens discussing about nursing homes around Malaysia. You may check out for more information here or check out their homepage.

What should be my concern when looking for the most suitable nursing home?

Services provided by the home and what you need
Depending on your family member's conditions, you should first identify the type of care that you need. For example, if the family member has chronic diseases which require nursing care but with minimal supervision as he is still totally mobile and alert, or if the family member has dementia or Alzheimer's disease which requires high supervision in daily activities, or is it that you are looking for something more towards retirement village instead of nursing home. Knowing what kind of services you need is important as it allows you to have a clear direction while looking for the most suitable nursing home. Just to illustrate further, for example, if patient is on dialysis, you may want to find a nursing home which is near to the haemodialysis centre that you are following up with or one which provide transportation to the haemodialysis centre. If what you need is daily or weekly wound care services only, you may also opt for home care services which are also provided by some of the private hospitals in Johor Bahru (the charges are based on number of visits and distance of your residence from hospital). Some of the nursing home also provide acupuncture and physiotherapy treatment which may be essential for post-stroke patients.

Staff qualifications and staff to patient ratio
The main purpose to send our family members to nursing home is to enable them to receive most appropriate nursing care to aid in recovery or to provide them with a safer and more comfortable environment to stay in (as compared to staying alone at home). Thus, it is important that the staff nurses in nursing homes are qualified nurses and registered with the Malaysia Nursing Board to ensure that appropriate satisfactory nursing care will be provided for the patient. The staff to patient ratio is also important as it ensures that optimum care and attention can be given to the patient.

Nursing home environment and hygiene
A good environment must be conducive for staying and the standard of cleanliness is of utmost important. The bedroom need not be massive but must be spacious enough for individual to carry out their daily activities. You may also check out the outdoor environment and ask if residents are allow to go outdoor and if they have any daily outdoor activities. (**You know how you feels like when you stay indoor 24/7).

 Daily activities schedule
Also check out the daily activities schedule they have for elderly patients. This could be especially helpful for post-stroke patients, Parkinson Disease patients and Alzheimer's Disease patients. It also helps to reduce the chances of getting dementia and keep them occupied during their free time.

Home fee
When asking about charges, make sure you ask about deposit, registration fee, medical check-up fee, monthly home fee, diapers charges, milk feed charges, daily necessities charges, injection charges, glucose monitoring charges, ryles tube changing charges, urinary catheter changing charges and services which you need. Always let the person in charge know what you require and they should be able to provide you with the necessary information. These information may seem overwhelming especially if this is the first time that you are engaging with a nursing home. As long as you provide enough essential information to the nursing home, rest assured that they will be able to provide you with professional advice.

Emergency plan
In addition, remember to ask about their arrangement should there be any medical emergency. Is there an in-house doctor in the nursing home? Which are the nearest hospitals to the home and what is the arrangement from the home during medical emergency.


Johor Bahru Nursing Homes List

City Heart Care Centre
Address: No 17, Jalan Paya Manis, Taman Johor, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +607-2348899
Fax: +607-2349988
Contact Person: Mr Yeo +6016-7717199
Website: http://www.cityheartcare.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cityheartcare.nh

Clover Care Centre
Address: No. 2, Jalan Nusa Perintis 4/10, Taman Nusa Perintis 1, 81550 Bandar Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel : +607-513-0034
Website: http://www.clovercarecentre.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clovercarecentre


Econ Medicare Centre and Nursing Home 宜康医疗保健中心与疗养院
Address: No 1, Jalan Camar 3, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +607-2344680
Fax: +607-2345680
E-mail: jb@econhealthcare.com
Website: www.econhealthcare.com
Website (Taman Perling) : http://www.econhealthcare.com/pdf/ECON_TP.pdf
Website (Kuala Lumpur): http://www.econmedicare.com.my/index.html

JB Care Centre
Address: No. 8, Jalan Rentaka, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80500 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +607-3331999 and +607-3348999
Contact Person: Mr Abdul Rahim Maulani
Email: jbcare@merchantshub.com

Jeta Care 颐康阁
Address: No1,2,3, Jalan Susur 1, Taman Seraya, Kulai Besar, 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +607 - 6636 888
Website: http://www.jetacare.com/

Orange Valley
Address: No 27, 29, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Susur 1/1 Medan Cahaya, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +607-2238988

Spring Valley HomeCare 温心乐龄院 Kediaman Warga Mas
Address: Lot 3456, Jalan Lurah Utama, Kempas Baru, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +607-2387186 / +6019-7519938
Website: http://www.springvalleyhomecare.com.sg/index.php/home

I hope this post would be helpful for any of you who might need it. If you do have any experiences that you would like to share with others or if you recently visit any of the nursing home, feel free to leave a comment below so that more people would be benefited from it ^_^ 
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Till then!

Monday, April 07, 2014

[Monash University] 06 April 2014 - Graduation Day



Thank God for His guidance and the strength He has given to me. Glory to the God.

Till then,xoxo.