Home > Integrated Care > For Patients and Caregivers >

Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE)

SPICE
The Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE) is a model of care developed by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) to provide comprehensive, integrated centre- and home-based services to support caring of the frail elderly. SPICE enables frail elderly who have high care needs and are eligible for admissions into nursing homes, to recover and age within the community.

Through SPICE Centres, a multi-disciplinary team comprising medical, nursing, allied health and ancillary professionals provides a suite of patient-centric services such as primary and preventative care, nursing care, rehabilitation services, personal care and social and leisure activities. These services are delivered both at the centre and at the patients’ homes, depending on their needs.

AIC will partner Volunteer Welfare Organisations (VWOs) to operate SPICE centres in various regions of the island. The centres will collaborate with the Restructured Hospitals (RHs) and surrounding general practitioners (GPs) to form a seamless model of care. Existing day rehabilitation centres will be enhanced to enable the VWOs to deliver a higher level of care to the participants.

Enhancements include expansions to increase physical capacity, increase in manpower and capability to enable effective management of frail elderly with higher care needs, as well as collaboration with a medical network to provide medical support for the frail elderly. The services provided at these SPICE Centres will be more holistic in comparison to existing day rehabilitation centres in the community.

SPICE was first piloted at Bedok Multi-Service Centre as TC-SPICE (funded by Temasek Cares), with a second SPICE centre rolled out at Tembusu Rehab and Day Care Centre. A third SPICE centre has been set up at Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens.

 Click here if you want learn more about SPICE


Back to Top ↑

 

 

 

 

Login to e-Referral SystemiltclogoEldercare Service LocatorSend us your feedbackCare in MindAIC Learning InstitutePO_2
Singapore Silver Pages for Individuals and Caregivers
Healthcare Professionals and Providers


RSSFeedback

Health Minister's Blog

Here’s to living longer and a better quality of life

Wednesday, 14 May, 2014 03:41 PM
  As a Singaporean man, I can apparently expect to live until 80, based on the latest World Health Organisation figures, which show that Singapore is now among the top countries in the world in terms of life expectancy at birth. Yes, Singaporeans are now among the longest-living and healthiest people in the world. And with…
eldercare locator map