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 Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) that provides comprehensive and professional eldercare services to the aged of all backgrounds. We are firmly anchored on our mission to provide quality care, bring joy and comfort, and honour the dignity of residents in a caring Christian environment. Over the past 30 years, we have built a reputation for our commitment to deliver the highest standards of professional eldercare - with love, sincerity and purity. By God’s grace, we will continue to do so, 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.

Message from Chairman

All Saints Home was set up in 1986 by the late Reverend Lee Huai Kwang with the vision of being a shining testimony of God’s great love and compassion in eldercare. From a humble 30-bed home at Poh Huat Road, All Saints Home has grown to the current size of 734 beds located at Hougang, Tampines, Yishun and Jurong East. All four nursing homes offer residential and respite care services to our elderly residents.

We also provide maintenance day care, dementia day care, community rehabilitation, centre-based nursing and home care services under our Silver Lifestyle Club umbrella. We are glad that our two new Silver Lifestyle Clubs located at Yishun Central and Yishun Fern Grove are now officially open, enabling us to serve an additional 150 maintenance and dementia day care clients, and 120 rehabilitation clients. We held our official openings on 29 May 2019 and 10 January 2020, graced by MP for Nee Soon GRC Mr Louis Ng and CEO of Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Mr Tan Kwang Cheak respectively.

To fulfil our mission of providing quality care, bringing joy and comfort, and honouring the dignity of residents in a caring Christian environment, we constantly improve the quality of the care we provide. In 2019, we continued to provide additional therapies. These therapies are supplemented with activities such as outings to places of interest and around the neighbourhood to enhance the social and mental wellbeing of our residents and clients.

We also continued to have table tennis, sewing, music, art, horticulture and pet therapy at our various centres, in addition to customised physiotherapy and occupational therapy at our in-house gyms. These activities were all held in conjunction with inhouse events such as pasar petang, a market for our residents and clients; durian and mango parties; and Chinese New Year lohei and reunion lunches. We also held celebrations for events such as Residents’ Day, National Day, Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas.

We are blessed with a pool of volunteers, whether they be young students via the Intergenerational Programme or corporate volunteers. They bring much joy and laughter to our centres by befriending our residents and clients. Special mention goes out to the All Saints Bethel Befrienders (ABBS), the ASH Volunteers Group and the ASH Sunday Group, all of whom have faithfully volunteered at our centres for many years. Our volunteers also render assistance in other ways such as maintaining our gardens and helping with area cleaning. As a Christian nursing home, we are also grateful to our chaplaincy volunteers from various churches in conducting regular chapel services and Bible studies for our Christian residents and clients.

We are blessed by the generosity of our donors, sponsors and the Government to help fund these activities and programmes for our residents and clients. Our donors and sponsors supported us at our fundraising events in 2019: the FunWalk Carnival, OCBC Cycle, Charity Golf and Thanksgiving Dinner. We want to thank Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu; Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung; Senior Minister of State for Health, Mr Edwin Tong; Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Baey Yam Keng; and MP for Nee Soon GRC Mr Louis Ng for gracing some of these events.

At All Saints Home, we strive to constantly improve our facilities. In 2019, we laid the groundwork for a major upgrading project to make all the four nursing homes more dementia-friendly. These upgrades include the design of new signages, the replacement of lighting, the design and installation of interactive walls at the ward level to better engage our residents in smaller groups. We hope to complete this upgrading project by the end of 2020. Our staff have also begun a three-year Wellness Support Programme supported by AIC that will further improve their competencies at organising and designing interactive and engaging activities for our residents and clients.

2019 was also the year we bid farewell to Mr Michael Tay, our previous Chief Executive Officer. Michael was instrumental in consolidating the Home’s operations and policies, strengthening the management capability and mooting many new initiatives. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Senior Management, I thank him for his invaluable contributions and sacrifices. We welcomed Mr Samuel Tan who officially took over the helm as Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about extraordinary challenges to Singapore and the world. At All Saints Home, we take the situation very seriously and are doing our utmost to protect our weak and frail elderly residents and clients. We pray for God’s mercy and grace that this COVID-19 pandemic infecting millions of people worldwide would be under control soon.

Since the start of the COVID-19 situation, we have implemented infection control measures at all our centres and stepped up the precautionary measures as the situation evolved. These include strict visitation restrictions, additional temperature screenings and travel declarations for all staff and visitors, and the cessation of volunteer-assisted activities. We want to thank the Ministry of Health (MOH) and AIC for all the support and the regular and timely advisories during this difficult and challenging period.

Our thanks go out to all our staff who need to be very vigilant and put in extra effort to strive to exemplify our core values of Compassion, Assurance, Respect and Excellence while facing the COVID-19 challenges. We are also grateful to the next-of-kin of our residents and clients for their grace and understanding in abiding by and cooperating with our infection control measures.

We thank our Mighty Lord for blessing All Saints Home in the past 34 years. We pray for His protection, mercy and grace that All Saints Home may emerge stronger from the COVID-19 outbreak and His blessing upon All Saints Home in the coming years.

Mr Ng Keok Boon
Chairman

Message from CEO

United We Serve

First and foremost, I would like to thank the All Saints Home family for welcoming me with open arms since I joined the organisation as CEO Designate in November 2019. I am deeply humbled by the warmth and generosity that has been extended to me, especially from previous CEO Mr Michael Tay and the senior management team. This has enabled me to confidently take over the position of CEO of this great organisation since January 2020.

It is my desire to continue to build on the good work and strong foundation which Michael has laid for All Saints Home. In doing so, we are constantly reminded of our Vision and Mission. To be a shining testimony of God’s great love and compassion in eldercare, we strive to provide quality care, bring joy and comfort, and honour the dignity of residents in a caring Christian environment.

We also believe that our residents should not be cut off from the community at large simply because they require long-term care. We want to bring the community back into the lives of our residents. To achieve this, we have implemented a two-pronged approach. Firstly, we bring the community in to interact with our residents and clients. We achieve this by recruiting volunteers and also through initiatives such as the Intergenerational Programme. Secondly, we bring our residents and clients out to the community, to places of interest as well as the surrounding neighbourhood for fresh air time. This raises the visibility of our centres, ensuring that our residents and clients become part of the fabric of the neighbourhood and not kept behind four walls all day.

Resilient We Move

I am extremely heartened to see how our staff are guided by our Vision and Mission and stepped up in the fight against COVID-19. Measures recommended by our Infection Control and Crisis Management Team have been swiftly implemented, and many departments have come together to support one another. Our care staff have taken the lead and stepped up on infection control procedures, ensuring that everyone takes precautions and pays close attention to hygiene. Our rehabilitation staff came up with more activities to keep our residents engaged as volunteer visits have been temporarily halted. Our operations team work hard to ensure the cleanliness of our premises, cleaning the wards and common areas thoroughly every day. Our administration staff took on temperature screening duties in addition to their standard workload with nary a complaint. Our hardworking Medical Social Workers have done an incredible amount of outreach work to contact the next-of-kin of our residents and clients to assure them of our measures to keep their loved ones safe, as well as update them on the latest measures that are in place.

These are just some of the ways in which our staff have united to serve our residents and clients amidst this constantly evolving situation. It is a demonstration of All Saints Home’s dedication to those under our care, and I am encouraged by our staff’s display of unity and resilience.


Rooted We Grow

The culture at All Saints Home is one of striving for continuous improvement. I am pleased to report that the Home has made various improvements over 2019 to make our centres a better, more comfortable environment for our residents, clients and staff.

At our Jurong East centre, we have taken in feedback from our residents and renovated the gym to make it more spacious and reduce the risk of falls. We have also installed more fans in the wards to provide more ventilation for the comfort of our residents and staff.

We have replaced ageing equipment to improve our efficiency. The nurse call systems at our Hougang and Tampines centres were obsolete and required frequent repairs, so we upgraded them to a system that is able to generate usage statistics, amongst other new features. We have also replaced the manual beds with electric ones at these two centres, saving our care staff much laborious effort in raising the beds. Our close-circuit television (CCTV) networks are also currently being upgraded at our Tampines, Jurong East and Yishun centres. Hougang centre had its CCTV network replaced in late 2018.

We have embarked on a project to make all our nursing homes more dementia friendly. The project scope is wide, ranging from a new therapeutic garden at our Yishun centre to interactive walls in the wards at Jurong East. We will be replacing all signages around our centres to make them easier to read and understand, especially for people with dementia. The centres will also be redecorated according to the various themes selected. We hope to complete this project by the end of 2020, although COVID-19 has affected our timeline.

I am pleased to announce that two new Silver Lifestyle Clubs (SLC) @ Yishun Central and Yishun Fern Grove have officially opened and are running smoothly. As these two new locations adequately serve the Yishun community, we have made the decision to cease operating the SLC co-located within our Yishun centre at Yishun Ring Road.

In addition to the upgrading of our centres and the opening of new SLCs, we have focused on raising the bar of our staff’s capabilities. We began sending staff for the Wellness Support Programme by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), which is a training programme that aims to improve the frequency, quality and variety of recreational activities. It will build our staff’s capabilities and empower them to design programmes and activities for our residents and clients.

All Saints Home also has plans to increase our outreach. By reaching out to corporations and churches, we aim to build relationships and strengthen cooperation between us and potential volunteers. By building meaningful connections, we intend to strengthen our roots in the community and offer the opportunity to give back to the elderly.

My thanks go out to everyone who has supported All Saints Home thus far. Our donors and sponsors have enabled us to make improvements and raise our standard of care, while the Government’s support and subvention allow us to carry out our mission.

Our volunteers bring much joy to our residents and clients, and the centres are quieter without them. All of us are looking forward to welcoming our volunteers back when the dangers of COVID-19 have passed.

The unflagging cheer and energy of our staff on the ground are the heart of a nursing home’s operation. We are appreciative of all our staff, who contribute to the care and engagement of our residents and clients.

We give our thanks to the Lord and pray for His protection and blessings upon us.

Mr Samuel Tan
Chief Executive Officer 
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Board of Directors

  • Ng Keok Boon
    Chairman
  • Richard Tan Chuan Lye
    Vice-Chairman
  • Loh Li Cheng
    Honorary Secretary
  • Tan Hua Joo
    Honorary Treasurer
  • Pauline Ang Hooi Yeong
    Vice-Honorary Treasurer
  • Rev Wong Shyun Jye
    Board Director
  • Lim Kim Choon
    Board Director
  • Chua Lip Wei
    Board Director
  • Lee Shee Koeng
    Board Director
  • Dr Yeap Eng Hooi
    Board Director

Management Team

  1. Samuel Tan Chief Executive Officer
  2. Ko Hui Yun Chief Operating Officer
  3. Phyllis Tan Head, Nursing
  4. Dr Lee Yun Head, Medical
  5. John Lim Head, Centre Operations
    Head, Facilities & Logistics
  6. Rev Daniel Teh Lead Chaplain
  7. Chan Foong Yee Head, Human Resource
  8. Shruthi John Head, Rehabilitation
  9. Poon Kit Sun Head, Medical Social Worker
  10. Kan Mei Yan Head, Finance
  11. Alaris Wong Head, Corporate Affairs
  12. Tiffany Ng Head, Procurement
  13. Pak Chee Meng Head, Silver Lifestyle Club
  14. Kathryn Ng Head, Risk Control and Compliance
    Head, Community Relations
  15. Albert Yong Head, Information Technology
  16. Surita Cheng Head, Centre Administration

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