You need to get a referral compulsory referral from a hospital, polyclinic or family service centre that your senior visits.
The estimated cost ranges between $400 and $1,500 a month before subsidies, assuming daily attendance on weekdays, excluding transport.
The estimated cost ranges between $10 and $15 per visit (before means-testing).
You can apply for subsidies, and the received amount varies depending on your family’s income. You can find day care centres near your home using the
Who is suitable for the service?
If your loved one needs assistance with their activities of daily living, such as eating or bathing, or will benefit from some supervision, he or she is suitable for respite care.
Step 1: Decide if you need respite care on weekdays or weekends, and choose a preferred provider from the lists below.
If you need respite care on weekdays
You may approach the following centres for respite care on weekdays:
Participating Day Care Centres|
|Ang Mo Kio|
|AWWA Rehab Day Care Centre|
|AWWA Dementia Day Care Centre (For Dementia Clients only)
|Ayer Rajah||St Luke's Eldercare (Ayer Rajah)|
|Beach Road||St Andrew’s Senior Care (Joy Connect)|
|Bedok||NTUC Health Silver Circle (Fengshan)|
|Boon Lay||NTUC Health Silver Circle (Boon Lay)|
|Bukit Batok||St Luke's Eldercare (Bukit Batok)|
|St Luke's Eldercare (Clementi)|
|Jamiyah Senior Care Centre|
|Choa Chu Kang||St Luke's Eldercare (Keat Hong)|
|Chinatown||Yong En Care Centre|
| Ghim Moh|
|Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Ghim Moh Edge*|
| Hougang||St Luke’s Eldercare (Golden Years)
|Jurong West||NTUC Health Silver Circle (Jurong West)|
|Marine Parade||St Luke’s Eldercare (Marine Parade)|
|Punggol||St Luke’s Eldercare (Sumang)|
|Queenstown||St Andrew’s Senior Care (Queenstown)
|Telok Blangah||Active Global Active Ageing Hub (Telok Blangah)*|
|Toa Payoh||NTUC Health Silver Circle (Toa Payoh)|
|West Coast||Jamiyah Senior Care Centre*
|Woodlands||Vanguard Senior Care Centre (Woodlands)|
|Yishun||Sree Narayana Mission Senior Care Centre (Yishun)|
If you need respite care on weekends
You may approach the following centres for respite care on weekends:
* Centres that operate on Sundays. For centres’ details, such as address and operating hours, please use the
Participating Day Care Centres|
|Bukit Batok||SASCO Hong Kah North Day Care Centre|
|Changi||Peacehaven SPICE @ Changi*|
|Choa Chu Kang||St Luke's Eldercare (Keat Hong Centre)*|
|SASCO Integrated Eldercare Centre|
|Jamiyah Senior Care Centre*|
|Ghim Moh||Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Ghim Moh Edge*|
|Marine Parade||St Luke's Eldercare (Marine Parade)|
|Punggol||St Luke's Eldercare (Sumang)|
|Sembawang||Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) Home*|
|Telok Blangah||Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Telok Blangah Parcview*|
|SASCO Day Activity Centre for the Elderly (DACE)|
|Yishun||St Luke’s Eldercare (Nee Soon Central Centre)|
: Contact your preferred provider
Your preferred provider will advise you on the next steps. To expedite the process, you may wish to prepare the following documents:
- A copy of your loved one’s NRIC
- A copy of your (the main caregiver’s) NRIC
- Latest medical records/ hospital discharge summary of your loved one, (if available). The medical records ideally should not be older than 1 year from your application to the service.
- Download this application form
*Note: A doctor’s referral is not required for the application. However, please check with the day care centre you are applying to if they require other documents.
You should submit the application form and relevant documents to the preferred provider at least 8 working days before the date you wish to use the service. Preparing earlier will ensure that you have sufficient time to work out the necessary arrangements with your preferred centre. You can submit the documents by email, or deliver the documents in person. If you need help in completing the application form, you may contact the centre for assistance.
: Prepare for the pre-admission assessment
Upon receiving your application, the centre will contact you to arrange for a pre-admission assessment with both you and your loved one at the centre.
This session is to allow the centre to better understand the needs of you and your loved one. The centre will also share if there are other considerations and requirements before your loved one is enrolled into the service.