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IS YOUR LOVED ONE USING A WALKING AID?

Staying independent and mobile is important, even if your loved one uses a walking aid.

By supporting your loved one’s ability to handle tasks on their own, you also encourage them to live an active lifestyle while keeping their mind and body as healthy and functional as possible. 

SOME SERVICES YOU MAY FIND USEFUL


"With the support of my physiotherapist, I feel more confident walking now. I enjoy going to the coffee shop to get my own meals, and chit-chat with my friends in the neighbourhood.”

- A senior receiving day rehab at a centre


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Care at the Centre


Day care centres provide health and rehabilitation services, along with social activities to improve your loved one’s health, guiding their progress in the right direction.

Day Care: Your loved one can exercise and interact with other seniors while you are at work. Transportation can be arranged to and fro the centre, if needed.

Day Rehabilitation: A physiotherapist will carry out therapy sessions so that your loved one can regain their ability to carry out daily activities such as walking and toileting.

Dementia Day Care: Staff will engage your loved one with dementia in tailored activities to keep their mind stimulated.



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Taking a break from Caregiving

Caregiving is a long-term commitment.

Giving yourself a rest to do things that you enjoy is beneficial to you and your loved one too.

Centre-Based Respite Care: Feel assured to take a break and have some time for yourself knowing your loved one is well taken care of by trained staff at the day care centre.

Eldersitter: An eldersitter will visit your home and engage your loved one with dementia in activities to keep their mind active while you run your errands.



Care Cost

One of the most stressful areas when it comes to caregiving is working out how you will pay for it.

For families who encounter financial difficulties, there is a variety of schemes that can help you and your loved one.

Caregivers Training Grant: Receive an annual $200 subsidy if you, or your Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW), attend approved caregiving courses. You can also consider the Eldercarer FDW Scheme if you need a trained helper.

Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund: Subsidies for assistive devices (e.g. walking aids), home care items (e.g. adult diapers), and transportation.

Community Health Assist Scheme: See a doctor or dentist near your home at lower cost. Referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics in public hospitals or the National Dental Centre are also subsidised. All members of the Pioneer Generation also get CHAS subsidies.

Primary Care Network: A network of General Practitioners supported by nurses and care coordinators who aim to provide holistic and coordinated care for patients with chronic conditions. 


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