An elderly person applying to stay in a nursing home must be:
- Physically or mentally disabled because of illness;
- Semi-mobile, using a wheelchair or is bedbound, and needs daily care and help with activities like going to the toilet or walking; and
- Unable to be cared for at home by family or paid domestic worker, and tried all other care options such as using day care, home medical, home nursing services, etc;
- Eligible for means-test for MOH subsidies
The basic cost varies between $2,000 and $3,600 a month to stay in a nursing home (before MOH subsidy), depending on the level of care required. Additional charges include one-time refundable deposit and administrative charges. Other charges which are not covered by the basic cost may apply.
If you need more information or want help paying for the service, please speak to your service provider or the Medical Social Worker.
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