Senior Care

Senior Care

Senior Care

Redefining Senior Care Facility with Ren Ci Woodland Nursing Home

Redefining the future of senior care facility with automation, movement control, and gamification through mobile app to improve the seniors wellbeing.

Elder Care

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Ren Ci Woodland Nursing Home is on course to redefine nursing homes from mere bricks and mortar. Using the power of technology, they turn nursing homes into vibrant landscapes of life, laughter, and purpose, providing better care and improving senior-in-care well-being.


Ren Ci's story is well-known and has been extended from 1994 till now. This healthcare institution focuses on providing compassionate care for patients and seniors nationwide in Singapore. But, with this growing rate of the ageing population, they started to up their game and team up with us to build a new place that will revolutionise the senior care industry by utilising technological advancement to improve the quality of care and the life quality of their senior-in-care.


Key Challenges

Nestled in the vibrant heartlands of Singapore's north, Ren Ci Woodland Nursing Home is part of Woodland Health Campus, a sprawling healthcare complex that opened in 2024. The sizeable 1,800-bed complex buzzes with innovation, with SMART technology working harmoniously with people-centred care.


Besides the integration with comprehensive healthcare services in Woodland Healthcare Campus, Ren Ci WNH also uses a unique approach. This facility is designed with features to offer seniors greater comfort, healing and autonomy by using a household concept. Residents live in households of 16, which contain 4-bed bedrooms clustered around shared spaces to encourage independent living. This facility also provides many opportunities for seniors in care to explore their environment freely, from lush green scenery to a healing forest garden. Let the seniors interact with nature and maintain their well-being.


To reach its goal, Ren Ci WNH can't use the usual system. The encouragement of an independent life and freedom for the senior exposes the facility to unlimited variables that can compromise the security and quality of care.

The Solution

WerkDone helped Ren Ci WNH design a solution that uses Smart Technology to assist and enhance the delivery of people-centred care. The comprehensive solution combines a Movement Control System and My Wellness App, a senior-friendly tablet application that promotes socialisation and activity engagement amongst residents.


Ren Ci WNH Movement Control System is a unique project focusing on senior residents' safety and security. With its "controlled choice" approach, the system allows seniors to explore the facility while maintaining a safe environment. All-access points in Ren Ci WNH will use facial recognition technology, which will be integrated into the nursing home's database. The nursing home staff can flag unique status for each senior, such as fall risk, and this flag status will be reflected in the senior's access to certain areas. By setting these limitations, seniors can explore the facility safely and securely. If a senior wishes to access a prohibited area, they can request assistance from a caregiver.


Facial recognition technology is also integrated into the cameras across the building to enhance security. These cameras can identify unusual activity in unusual places and alert the caregiver. This system is crucial in managing a large nursing home because it helps prevent seniors from getting lost and going to high-risk areas.


The second solution that our team-up with Ren Ci produces is the Wellness App. Our UI/UX and technology team has conducted extensive research to create a user-friendly interface that meets the needs of seniors. The app is designed to provide seniors with autonomy by enabling them to schedule their own activities, choose what they want to do, and contact friends and family. This app will be the foundation of their daily routine. Additionally, caregivers can use the app to monitor the seniors' activity levels and intervene if necessary, such as for seniors with low activity levels. We have also introduced a gamification feature with a reward and incentive program to motivate seniors. All of the app features and interface are purposely designed for seniors, even with some limitations like dementia.


The Vision

This project will mark a new chapter in Singapore's senior care landscape. We're ditching the outdated image of nursing homes as mere waiting rooms for the inevitable. Instead, together with Ren Ci, we're building a vibrant hub where life unfolds to its fullest, fueled by the magic of technology. Imagine personalised care woven with cutting-edge tools, empowering seniors to embrace their independence and lead active, fulfilling lives. This vision also aligns perfectly with Singapore's smart nation vision, where technology seamlessly enhances humanity—giving a new future to this ageing nation and our beloved Singapore.

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