Pacific Healthcare Nursing Home
The homes provide short-term convalescent and respite care, post-surgery step down care, as well as long-term stay and rehabilitation. Our homes are purpose built with lift services to all floors and well-ventilated wards. We have a spacious and hygienic environment and activity areas for communal and social gatherings including a garden for outdoor strolls. Other amenities include shower trolleys for bed-bound residents, non-slip flooring and safety rails in toilets as well as physiotherapy equipment.
Pacific Healthcare Nursing Home is a 4-storey facility with 259 beds at 6 Lengkok Bahru, off Jalan Bukit Merah. It was established in 2004. Pacific Eldercare and Nursing is a 5-storey facility with 177 beds at 21 Senja Road and received our first resident in 2013. Additionally it houses the rehab ward of National University Hospital. Both homes are Medifund-accredited intermediate and long-term care facilities. We are able to manage patients with a wide spectrum of disabilities including those requiring tube-feeding or palliative care and patients with dementia. Our physiotherapy assistants also help in post-stroke recovery. We also have full-time social workers on hand to tend to the emotional needs of our residents.
While most of us would prefer to care for our parents and grandparents at home, nursing homes allow them to receive round-the-clock attention when their health deteriorates. Our goal is to provide our residents with a comfortable and safe environment where they can rest, recover and rehabilitate. Our hardworking and dedicated nurses have years of experience in caring for the elderly. They are trained to assist in daily tasks such as hygiene and bathing and ensure that our seniors have proper nutrition. They engage our seniors in activities like arts and craft, helping them to remain mentally alert and age joyfully. Living with other seniors also ensure that they remain socially connected, enriching their lives.
Dr William Chong
Dr. William Chong is recognised in the healthcare industry both as a leading clinician in the field of Implant Dentistry, as well as an entrepreneur. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1985 with distinction in the fields of Operative Dentistry, Medicine and Oral Surgery. He was awarded the Malaysian Dental Association Medal for being the best student in Medicine, the Singapore Dental Association President’s Medal for being the best student in Oral Surgery and the University Bronze Medal for being overall second in the Final Professional Examinations. He was also awarded the National University of Singapore Dental Society Silver Jubilee Award. He qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1997 and also attained a Master of Dental Science from the National University of Singapore in 1998. His field of research was in Bone Regeneration and Dental Implants.
Dr Chong is also a Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and was the president of the Singapore Chapter from 2014-2015. He was also the Course Director and Examiner for the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry Accreditation Examinations from 1999 to 2001, 2005 to 2007 and in 2012.
On the business front, he established Pacific Healthcare Holdings Ltd, an integrated specialist healthcare service provider in 2001 and was chosen as one of the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2004. He was also recognised as the Best Entrepreneur for Medicine & Dentistry, at the NUS Centennial Entrepreneurship Awards in 2005 and teaches the finance and accounting module at the Faculty of Dentistry in NUS. He also served as a member of the Network India Committee.
He is active on the community front and supports charities catering to the elderly and in education. In addition to providing financial assistance to students in need from his alma mater, he is also involved in programmes for students from Gan Eng Seng Primary School and the Institute of Technical Education. He has established 11 Senior Activity Centres within the heartlands in Singapore where the elderly can gather and engage in activities that enable them to remain physically fit, mentally active and socially connected with their friends and neighbours.