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INTRODUCTION TO NURSING HOMES

Nursing Home is a long-term residential care facility. Consider this option carefully as the senior will be uprooting from his/her home and moving into a new place. 

Nursing Home provides assistance to residents who need help in most of their activities of daily living and/or have daily nursing care needs. 

 In addition, there are selected nursing homes with specific dementia and/or psychiatric facilities that caters to residents who requires the specialised care and support.

SERVICES PROVIDED

A nursing home provides the following services:

HOW TO APPLY


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. 


You can find nursing homes using the E-care Locator.

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Nursing Homes in Singapore provide long-term care for seniors who cannot be cared for at home or in their community.
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