About Us

Leviticus 19:32 “Stand up in the presence of the aged,
show respect for the elderly and revere your God…”
All Saints Home is a Social Service Agency that provides comprehensive and professional eldercare services to the aged of all backgrounds, many of whom are from low-income families or destitute. We are firmly anchored in our mission to provide quality care, bring joy and comfort, and honour the dignity of residents in a caring Christian environment. By God’s grace, we will continue to build up our reputation for our commitment to delivering the highest standards of professional eldercare and extend our reach to positively impact the lives of those in need. In everything that we do, there is only one aim - to be a shining testimony of God’s great love and compassion in eldercare.

History and Founder

Brief History of the Establishment of All Saints Home
In 1981 Bethel Presbyterian Church established a preaching station at the Chapel. It grew to become a separate congregation in 1990, and subsequently an independent church in 1995. It was given permission to temporary use the Chapel for Sunday Services. All Saints Memorial Chapel has significantly contributed to community social welfare. The ancillary hall was converted into a 30-bed nursing home called All Saints Home in 1986 to serve the old and sick. It was well received by the public and by the Ministry of Health (MOH). In 1999, MOH proposed that we build a modern 179-bed Nursing Home at Tampines Street 44 to replace the Home in Hougang. The building and equipment cost amount to $9.9 million. The new Home at Tampines was officially opened by the Minister For National Development, Mr. Mah Bow Tan on November 4, 2001. On January 20, 2000, we submitted an application to the URA to build five blocks of 2-storey columbarium on the site of the old Home at Hougang. This was turned down by the URA on the grounds that the site had been rezoned as a place of worship in 1998. Subsequent appeals were all unsuccessful. Consequently, we decided to submit plans to rebuild the Hougang Home. Praise God, in September 10, 2001 and January 15, 2002, MOH and URA approved the plans. All Saints Home (Hougang) was completed in July 2004. The 3-storey Nursing Home has 144 beds. The Basement includes a Memorial Hall with four chambers totalling 9050 niches. The building and equipment cost amount to $7.5 million. It is a double blessing that the Home and the Columbarium extension could be built together to serve the public. President S R Nathan unveiled the memorial plaque on the March 11, 2005. For more details, please refer to http://www.asmc.org.sg/asmc_history.html
Reverend Lee Huai Kwang (7.4.1918 – 25.11.2005)
Rev. Lee Huai Kwang was born of a poor family in Jin Sha Village, near Shantou, in southern China. He became a preacher at Zion Church in Shantou after graduating from Barbour College in 1938. He married Miss Chan Cheng Leong in 1939 and came to Singapore with his family in 1947. He was first assigned by the Presbyterian Synod to serve as preacher at Holy Light Church in Johore Bahru. In 1950 he became the preacher at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Singapore. He was ordained in 1971 and retired as Senior Minister in 1991. However, he continued to serve Bethel and beyond until he was called home to eternal rest. In 1951 God provided the opportunity for Rev. Lee to be principal of Min Sin School and still serve in the Church. At the time Bethel was unable to support its preacher. In 1973 Rev. Lee gave up the principal position in Min Sin School to concentrate fully in church work. During his 55 years of service at Bethel, 23 years in a honorary capacity, the church grew from a Teochew congregation with less than 20 families to its present three congregations worshipping also in Mandarin and English. Rev. Lee valued Christian discipleship. In those days when Christian teach materials were scarce, he wrote and compiled teaching materials to benefit Bethel members. These were published in 8 volumes. He was caring and dedicated to church members and was well loved by them. Rev. Lee played a pivotal role in turning around the fledgling Li Sun High School (set up in 1965 by the Synod) into the present-day Presbyterian High School. In 1976, against all odds, he founded All Saints Memorial Chapel (ASMC) with support from Bethel and some other churches, pioneering the practice of Christian cremation in Singapore. In 1987 he founded All Saints Home at Poh Huat Road in response to the increasing need to help the aged sick. A new Home in Tampines in 2001, with subsidy from the Ministry of Health, and the redevelopment of the Poh Huat Road Home in 2005, affirmed his foresight. In his years of service to God, Rev. Lee demonstrated vision, compassion and determination in leading Bethel and in responding to the changing needs of Singapore’s Christian community and beyond. He displayed an indefatigable spirit, tenacity and an ability to inspire, persuade and generate support for his ideas and to raise the necessary funds. This enabled him to achieve significantly in his calling as pastor as well as in his social and community service. In 2002 he was awarded the Public Service Star (BBM) by the Singapore Government in recognition of his contributions to society. Praise be to God. Amen. Easter 2009
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OUR VISION
To be a shining testimony of God's great love and compassion in eldercare

OUR MISSION
We provide quality care, bring joy and comfort, and honour the dignity of residents in a caring Christian environment.

Corporate Profile

All Saints Home was founded in 1986 by the late Reverend Lee Huai Kwang, who saw a growing need for nursing care in Singapore. Eager to help the elderly, Reverend Lee established a 30-bed home at Poh Huat Road. Since then, All Saints Home has grown steadily with capacity expansion and new facilities. Today, with four homes strategically located in different parts of Singapore, and a total bed capacity of 734 beds, we provide comprehensive and professional care services that are extended to elderly of all backgrounds.

Our services include residential, respite and day care, with care plans that are customised to meet the needs of each resident or client. We will soon include home-based care to provide clients with a complete range of care services in the comfort of their homes. Under our Silver Lifestyle Club umbrella, we also provide community rehabilitation, maintenance day care, dementia day care, centre-based nursing and home care services.

Message from Chairman

As All Saints Home celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic, which started in early 2020, continued to rage on. In challenging times like this, the vision of All Saints Home - to be a shining testimony of God’s great love and compassion in eldercare – took on a special meaning, as we continued our mission to provide quality care, bring joy and comfort, and honour the dignity of residents in a caring Christian environment.

I am extremely grateful that our staff, led by the management team, rose to the challenge with exceptional courage and resilience. Working with limited resources and under trying circumstances, they put the interests of the residents and clients before self, always ensuring their health, safety and welfare, while coping with dynamic safe management measures and other changes to work processes and structure. Even during the dark hours of the COVID-19 cluster in September, they remained steadfast and worked together calmly and resolutely as a team to overcome the crisis. Truly, they exemplified our core values of C.A.R.E. (Compassion, Assurance, Respect and Excellence). Well done and “thank you” to our dedicated and longsuffering staff!

Our staff were not alone in their fight against the pandemic - our donors and volunteers persevered with All Saints Home through thick or thin. Despite the economic downturn, we were heartened to see a broadening of our donors’ base whose generous support helped ease our financial burden. While there were some attritions in our volunteers’ base due to suspension of most physical activities, we were thankful that many persisted in serving through virtual platforms and onsite essential services.

The next-of-kins of our residents were extremely supportive even as we had to comply with various safe management measures to protect their loved ones. We thank them for their patience, understanding and cooperation.

Our special thanks go to the Ministry of Health and the Agency for Integrated Care for their leadership and guidance for the community care sector, and for the generous funding which enabled us to carry out various programs and improvements while keeping All Saints Home safe amid the pandemic.

During the year, the All Saints Home Board went through a leadership renewal, with the retirement of former Chairman Mr Ng Keok Boon and Board Member Mr Chua Lip Wei, and the onboarding of new Board Members Mr Chew Yuen Long and Rev David Wong Kum Lum. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Mr Ng and Mr Chua for their faithful services to All Saints Home, and warmly welcome Mr Chew and Rev Wong to the Board. I am honoured and humbled to succeed Mr Ng as Chairman of the Board and shall endeavour to continue his good work for All Saints Home.

Looking ahead, there are reasons to be optimistic as we see the number of daily COVID-19 infections declining and Singapore heading towards an endemic state. However, we shall not rest on our laurels but remain vigilant in keeping All Saints Home safe while pursuing excellence in providing holistic care for our residents and clients. Together, let us bring All Saints Home to greater heights, and continue to be a shining testimony of God’s love and compassion in eldercare, for His glory and honour.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

Mr Lee Shee Koeng

Chairman

Message from CEO

2021 was another extraordinary year for All Saints Home as we continued to face challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strengthening Our Defence

The year started with the COVID-19 vaccination programme for all staff, followed by residents and clients. This was vital to the safety of not just the vulnerable seniors but also our staff who were working hard to care for them. The vaccination rates of our residents were off to a slow start but gained traction with intensive educational efforts which helped our residents and their next-of-kins to be better informed and convinced of the benefits of vaccination. By the end of 2021, we achieved a 99.8% vaccination rate for staff across our centres, and more than 90% for residents and clients.

Apart from vaccinations, staff were subjected to Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) since the early part of the year which helped identify COVID-19 cases pre-emptively. By mid-year, Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) were introduced to visitors who were entering our premises.

Confronting Delta Tenaciously

Despite the stepped-up surveillance, we were unfortunately hit by the wave of Delta variant in September when a cluster was developed at our Jurong East Centre, which necessitated a total lockdown. Other centres were also affected, albeit to a lesser extent. As a response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases across centres, we swiftly transformed our headquarters-based Crisis Response Team into centre-based ones. This enabled greater agility in crisis response and communication with stakeholders. We were heartened that the Crisis Response Teams at all centres rose to the occasion, and managed to stabilise the situation within a few weeks.

With staff being infected, on Quarantine Orders, or on Health Risks Warnings, the manpower crunch became even more acute. Despite that, our staff soldiered on, clocking in extra hours, often in the discomfort of donning full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to ensure that our residents continued to receive quality care in a safe environment.

The sacrifices of our staff went beyond longer working hours and heavier workload associated with COVID-19. Due to travel restrictions, many had to put on hold their plans to travel home to see their loved ones. Most had not been home since the pandemic broke out two years ago, and some had to miss significant moments such as the birth of their children and passing of loved ones. News of political unrests, COVID-19 infections and natural disasters back home added to their emotional distress. To support the mental wellness of staff, no efforts were spared in engaging them and offering them professional help when needed, in addition to beefing up employees’ welfare, such as better food and living conditions.

Home Away from Home

During the year, as part of a longer-term housing solution, about 240 of our foreign staff were relocated to rented HDB flats. Prior to this, they were housed in four blocks of serviced apartments in compliance with split teams and safe distancing guidelines following the “Circuit Breaker” in 2020. This was a mammoth project which required meticulous planning, coordination, and execution. Kudos to our Human Resources Department who completed this relocation project within a remarkable time of three months. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, our staff were blessed with furniture and household appliances which contributed to making their flats more homely and comfortable.

Holding On Together

Amid the pandemic, our volunteers and donors remained unwavering in their support. Our volunteers continued to engage our residents through virtual programmes and provided essential services such as haircut and sewing. Our donors provided strong support for our three major fundraising events – “StepUp4ASH” virtual marathon, “ASH Cyclethon” (covering 100 km with pit stops at the four centres) and the virtual “All Saints Home Thanksgiving Night” which was livestreamed via Facebook. The highlight for the Thanksgiving Night was the 40-strong All Saints Home Virtual Choir, comprising of staff and board members, which gave a moving rendition of the Diana Ross classic “If We Hold On Together”. This song affirmed our resolve to stay united as a team as we brave through the storms together.

Being More Dementia-Friendly

Whilst strengthening our “heart-ware”, we continued to spruce up our “hardware” (facilities). Visitors to our Yishun and Hougang centres would have noticed the newly completed therapeutic gardens in lush greenery, as well as the “kampong” themed wall murals in our Yishun centre, both completed during the year despite earlier threats of project delays due to manpower shortages plaguing contractors. These were part of the dementia-friendly project, funded by the Agency for Integrated Care and the Ministry of Health, which started in 2019 and will last till 2022 when the remaining parts of the project complete.

Moving Forward

Looking ahead, All Saints Home is bracing for the “new normal” where Singapore will be opened up further, and where we will have to learn to live with COVID-19. More volunteers are expected to return onsite to engage with our residents, something our residents have been eagerly anticipating after enduring more than two years of frequent visitation suspensions, restrictions and the ban from home leave and excursions. Volunteer activities in the future however are likely to take a different form – one focusing more on in-depth interactions in smaller groups. As mandated by the Ministry of Health, all regular volunteers will have to be vaccinated for TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). A new digital Volunteer Management System that offers a one-stop platform for our volunteers to view and register for volunteering opportunities will be launched, making the volunteering experience more seamless. Also, as part of the preparation to scale up volunteering, the Corporate Affairs Department (also responsible for Fundraising) and the Community Relations Department were merged to further capitalise on synergies between the two departments, and rebranded as Corporate & Community Affairs Department.

On the clinical side, we will continue to be committed to delivering the model of care which encompasses physical, psycho-social, and spiritual care for our residents and clients. In tandem with this, the four frontline care departments – Medical Services, Nursing, Rehabilitative Services and Medical Social Services – went through restructuring to strengthen clinical excellence, resident / client-centricity and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

A Heart of Gratitude

Looking back at such an eventful year, filled with “blood, sweat and tears”, I cannot help but give thanks to the Almighty God for His strength and provisions. Quoting from the words of the Apostle Paul from 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed”. May the shared experiences continue to strengthen our resilience and bond as an All Saints Home family, as we journey on to fulfil our vision and mission.

In closing, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all stakeholders of All Saints Home – our staff, board members, residents, clients, next-of-kins, donors, volunteers, regulators, vendors – for your dedicated and steadfast support. Thank you also for your cooperation, encouragement and affirmation which have made my service at All Saints Home a joyful and fulfilling one.

May all glory be to the Almighty God!

Mr Samuel Tan

Chief Executive Officer

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Board of Directors

  • Lee Shee Koeng
    Chairman
  • Richard Tan Chuan Lye
    Vice-Chairman
  • Dr Eugene Yeo
    Honorary Secretary
  • Tan Lin Teck
    Honorary Treasurer
  • Chew Yuen Long
    Board Director
  • Alex Lim Yak Tai
    Vice-Honorary Treasurer
  • Pauline Ang
    Board Director
  • Rev David Wong
    Board Director
  • Dr Yeap Eng Hooi
    Board Director
  • Rev Wong Shyun Jye
    Board Director

Management Team

  1. Samuel Tan Chief Executive Officer
  2. Ko Hui Yun Chief Operating Officer
  3. Chan Foong Yee Head, Human Resource
  4. Surita Cheng Head, Centre Administration
  5. Shruthi John Head, Rehabilitative Services
  6. Kan Mei Yan Head, Finance
  7. Dr Stanley Leong Senior Resident Physician
  8. John Lim Head, Centre Operations and Facilities & Logistics
  9. Kumari Neeran Rai Acting Head, Nursing / Nurse Manager
  10. Seng Chee Keong Head, Procurement
  11. Constance Thong Head, Medical Social Services
  12. Rev Daniel Teh Lead Chaplain
  13. Alaris Wong Head, Corporate & Community Affairs
  14. Albert Yong Head, Information Technology
  15. Jonathan Zhang Head, Silver Lifestyle Club

Corporate Milestones

    • Official Opening Ceremony of All Saints Home Jurong East, 20 May 2016

    • All Saints Home Yishun - Maintenance Day Care, 1 Dec 2015

    • All Saints Home Yishun - Day Rehabilitation, 23 Oct 2015

    • All Saints Home Jurong East Began Operation, 15 Sep 2015.

      All Saints Home Jurong East Projected Official Opening, 20 May 2016

    • All Saints Home Yishun Began Operation, 23 Mar 2015.

      All Saints Home Yishun Official Opening, 7 Nov 2015

    • Awarded government tender to operate two new Nursing Homes in Yishun and Jurong East

    • Official Opening Ceremony of All Saints Home Hougang

    • Group photo at All Saints Home Hougang Opening

    • Speech by Reverend Lee During Hougang’s Groundbreaking Ceremony

    • Rebuilding of All Saints Home Hougang

    • Official Opening Ceremony of All Saints Home Tampines

    • Plaque commemorating the opening of All Saints Home Tampines

    • Prayer of Blessing for All Saints Home Tampines Groundbreaking

    • 180-bedded Nursing Home Groundbreaking Ceremony at Tampines Street 44

    • 0.4 hectare of land at Tampines Street 44 was offered by the government to build a nursing home

    • Reverend Lee Huai Kwang founded 30-bedded Nursing Home in Poh Huat Road

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