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INTRODUCTION TO ENHANCEMENT FOR ACTIVE SENIORS (EASE)

(Source: Housing and Development Board)
Falls are common causes of elderly injuries at home. If you or your loved one want to move around safely in your own home, you can consider installing special tools around the house to help prevent falls.
The Housing and Development Board introduced Enhancement for Active Seniors in 2012, which subsidises home modifications so that old folks can live at ease in their own homes.
This is what you can install in your flat through the EASE programme:

  1. Slip-resistant treatment to floor tiles in up to two bathrooms or toilets
  2. Grab bars in the flat (eight or 10 grab bars for the first toilet, and six grab bars for the second toilet)
  3. Up to five ramps in the flat, and/or at the main entrance – if it is doable
  Singapore Citizen Households ​ ​ ​
Flat Type1-, 2-, 3-Room Flat4-Room Flat5-Room FlatExecutive
You Pay

$125

(5%)

$187.50

(7.5%)

$250

(10%)

$312.50

(12.5%)

Government Pays

$2,375

(95%)

$2,312.50

(92.5%)

$2,250

(90%)

$2,187.50

(87.5%)


Note:

  1. All amounts are estimates only. You will be told what the final amount is before EASE improvement works begin.
  2. The amount you pay is subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST), and must be paid in cash when the work is completed.

HOW TO QUALIFY

If you are applying for EASE, you must take note of the following:

HOW TO APPLY


Method 1
If your block of flats is undergoing HDB's Home Improvement Programme (HIP), you can apply for EASE through this programme. Note that in this case, residents do not need to meet the age criteria to be eligible for the upgrades.

Method 2
Visit EASE (Direct Application) e-Service

Method 3
Email Mobile@HDB

​​​Method 4
Download and complete the forms provided on the EASE (Direct Application) webpage
Complete this Assessment R​​eport​ and get a doctor to endorse this report (​​​use the E-care Locator to find a doctor)

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The Housing and Development Board’s Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE) subsidises home modifications so that seniors can live at ease in their own homes.
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The Housing and Development Board’s Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE) subsidises home modifications so that seniors can live at ease in their own homes.
Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)