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INTRODUCTION TO RESPITE CARE AT SENIOR CARE CENTRES

As a caregiver, it is important to take breaks to care for your own physical and mental well-being to sustain your caregiving journey. Senior care centres provide day care services for seniors. 

Caregivers can also tap on Senior Care Centres for short-term care options, such as when they need to take a break from caregiving or need alternative care arrangements (such as when your foreign domestic worker goes on home leave). Your loved one will join group activities during the day, and receive assistance in activities of daily living. 

Respite care is available on both weekdays and weekends. For more information on government subsidies for respite care, click here.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Services provided include:


WHO IS SUITABLE FOR THE SERVICE?

If your loved one needs assistance with their activities of daily living, such as eating or bathing, he/she is suitable for respite care.

To be eligible for services at a dementia day care centre, your loved one must have a medical diagnosis for dementia. 


HOW TO APPLY


Step 1: Decide if you need respite care on weekdays or weekends, and choose a preferred provider from the lists below.


i. If you need respite care on weekdays


You may approach the following centres for respite care on weekdays:

Region Area Participating Day Care Centres
North​
Woodlands
Vanguard Senior Care Centre (Woodlands)
​South​ChinatownYong En Care Centre
Telok Blangah
​Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Telok Blangah Parcview
West

Ayer Rajah
St Luke's Eldercare (Ayer Rajah)
​Bukit Batok
​St Luke's Eldercare (Bukit Batok)
​Clementi
​St Luke's Eldercare (Clementi)
​Jamiyah Senior Care Centre
​Ghim Moh
​Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Ghim Moh Edge
​Jurong
NTUC SilverCircle (Boon Lay)
​NTUC SilverCircle (Jurong West)
​Keat Hong
​St Luke's Eldercare (Keat Hong Centre)


ii. If you need respite care on weekends

You may approach the following centres for respite care on weekends:

Region Area Participating Day Care Centres
North​
Yishun
St Luke’s Eldercare (Nee Soon Central Centre)
Sembawang
Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) Home
Northeast​PunggolSt Luke's Eldercare (Sumang)
South
Telok Blangah
Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Telok Blangah Parcview*
SASCO Day Activity Centre for the Elderly (DACE)
East
Changi
Peacehaven SPICE @ Changi*
Marine Parade
St Luke's Eldercare (Marine Parade)
West

Clementi
SASCO Integrated Eldercare Centre
​Jamiyah Senior Care Centre*
​Ghim Moh
​Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Ghim Moh Edge*
​Hong Kah North
​SASCO Hong Kah North Day Care Centre
​Keat Hong
​St Luke's Eldercare (Keat Hong Centre)*

* Centres which operate on Sundays. For centres’ details, such as address and operating hours, please use the E-care Locator.




Step 2: Contact your preferred provider 


Your preferred provider will advise you on the next steps. To expedite the process, you may wish to prepare the following documents: 

  • A copy of your loved one’s NRIC
  • A copy of your (the main caregiver’s) NRIC
  • Latest medical records/ hospital discharge summary of your loved one, (if available). The medical records ideally should not be older than 1 year from your application to the service. 
  • Download this application form


You should submit the application form and relevant documents to the preferred provider at least 5 working days before the date you wish to use the service. Preparing earlier will ensure that you have sufficient time to work out the necessary arrangements with your preferred centre. You can submit the documents by email, or deliver the documents in person. If you need help in completing the application form, you may contact the centre for assistance. 



Step 3: Prepare for the pre-admission assessment 


Upon receiving your application, the centre will contact you to arrange for a pre-admission assessment with both you and your loved one at the centre. 

This session is to allow the centre to better understand the needs of you and your loved one. The centre will also share if there are other considerations and requirements before your loved one is enrolled into the service. 


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These centres take care of the caregivers’ loved ones for a few hours, giving the caregivers a short break to run errands.
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These centres take care of the caregivers’ loved ones for a few hours, giving the caregivers a short break to run errands.
Centre-based Respite Day Care