The costs of dealing with dementia such as doctors’ appointments, medication etc can be expensive. Therefore, it is important to understand the available financial and legal support schemes to help ease the financial burden and help you plan ahead.
Family caregivers who may require additional financial resources to cope with the costs relating to caring for persons with dementia, the following are some information and resources available in Singapore. Click here for the full list of funds, schemes and subsidies.
endowment fund set up by the Government to help needy Singaporeans who are unable to pay for their medical expenses.
Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF) provides holistic support for seniors to age in place within the community by extending subsidies to Singaporean seniors:
Requiring mobility and assistive devices for daily independent living and to remain ambulant in the community
Receiving government funded home care and care within the community, needing home healthcare items for their care
The Housing and Development Board introduced
Enhancement for Active Seniors, to subsidise home modifications (e.g. grab bars, slip-resistant treatment to floor tiles & ramps) so that older residents can live at ease in their own homes.
Community Health Assist Scheme enables all Singapore Citizens, including Pioneer Generation (PG) and Merdeka Generation (MG) cardholders, to receive subsidies for medical and/or dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics.
IDAPE is a government assistance scheme providing financial help to needy and disabled elderly Singaporeans, who are not eligible for ElderShield because of their age or pre-existing disabilities.
There may come a time when your loved one no longer has the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, due to their dementia and are no longer able to tell you what they want. It is therefore important to understand their care preferences and make arrangements early.
Tips & Tools
Help Loved One Accept Dementia Diagnosis
Communicating With Persons Living WIth Dementia
Activities To Engage Loved One With Dementia
Managing Dementia And Behaviours Of Concern
Guides, Helpsheets & Checklists For Dementia
Products For Persons Living With Dementia
Enhancing My Home Environment
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