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Unveiling Ipoh’s First Multipurpose Built Care Centre

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By Mei Kuan

Newly launched in July, Dr Thomas Care Centre (DTCC) is a premium nursing home set to be Ipoh’s first multi-purpose built care centre for the aged and recuperating including the bedridden.

DTCC provides a range of services from elderly care to palliative care, physiotherapy, specialised care, medical procedures, post-hospitalisation and day care.

Equipped with a medical consultation room, a professional kitchen, a vast garden, spacious dining and lounge area, this resort-like nursing facility features 18 air-conditioned rooms and each comes with an attached bathroom and storage cabinet. 

Founder and Managing Director, Dr Thomas Arul who is a general practitioner with over 40 years of experience, is on site everyday while his team of skilled nurses and caregivers is on hand round the clock to ensure that the residents’ medical needs are well taken care of. 

DTCC is a purpose developed nursing home which means it was specifically built to be a care centre. The main focus here for us is respect, professionalism and integrity while redefining the care industry in Ipoh. We want our residents to feel completely at home and at the same time put their families at ease, knowing that their loved ones are in good hands,” Dr Thomas explained, citing that DTCC ultimately aims to deliver exceptional medical care and topnotch standard of living for its residents.  

Lounge

Besides the array of facilities and recreational activities, customised plans and proper support options will be provided to meet the personal needs of all residents. 

Looking at aged care from a new perspective, this high-end care centre was founded with the intention of catering to the high demands of the ageing population in the country. 

Taking in residents from August, DTCC is able to accommodate 50 residents at full capacity. With multiple options – single, double or triple bedded rooms – the rates start from RM1900 per month. Plus, residents are allowed to customise their living spaces to their liking to create a homely care setting. 

Single room

In conjunction with its launch, DTCC is now offering early bird rates starting at 10%, depending on room options, promotional period effective till the end of September. 

In-home services comprise 24-hour medical care, companionship, healthy meals preparation, housekeeping, grooming and errand runs. 

“For residents who are newly checking into DTCC, it is required that they take the COVID-19 test. As for those who wish to visit, they would need to make an appointment with us beforehand and only one person is allowed in for a period of 30 minutes. Our visiting hours have been reduced to 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening to reduce contact. Running in strict compliance with the SOPs set by the government (registering a visitor and checking their temperature), we maintain good social distancing within the home and our nurses as well as carers are required to wear masks at all times,” Dr Thomas shared with Ipoh Echo. 

DTCC is located at 24 Jalan Labrooy, Taman Pari, 30100 Ipoh. To find out more about its services, visit its website or call 012 5819551 to schedule a tour.

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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