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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Introduction to Day Care

​​​Day Care provides a full day programme for seniors who are suitable for centre-based care setting, and require supervision while their caregivers are at work. The service aims to maintain and/or improve the general, physical and social well-being of seniors through therapy. The centre also doubles as a place for seniors to socialise and take part in recreational activities.​​

Catering to Specific Needs

Some day care centres also cater to specific needs: 

Dementia Day Care

Provides full day custodial care in a centre-based setting for seniors with dementia.

Day Hospice Care

Provides a safe and supportive environment for care recipients. 

Respite Care

Caregivers can also tap on Senior Care Centres for short-term care options, such as when they need to take short breaks on an ad hoc basis during the day. This is also suitable if caregivers need additional assistance when the foreign domestic worker is not available. Care staff at the centre will provide assitance with your loved one's daily care activities such as eating or going to the toilet. Meals are provided for your loved one, and your loved one can take part in social activities such as games and karaoke sessions.

Respite care is available on both weekdays and weekends. For more information on government subsidies for respite care, click here.






​​​​​​​​​How to Apply

You need to get a referral compulsory referral from a hospital, polyclinic or family service centre that your senior visits. 

For Day Care

The estimated cost ranges between $400 and $1,500 a month before subsidies, assuming daily attendance on weekdays, excluding transport. For Dementia Day Care: 

General Dementia Day Care

The estimated cost ranges between $900 and $1700 per month before subsidy, assuming daily attendance on weekdays and excluding transport services. 

Enhanced Dementia Day Care

The estimated cost ranges between $900 and $1600 per month before subsidy, a​ssuming daily attendance on weekdays and excluding transport services. For Hospice Day Care: 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 may also visit the E-care Locator​ to find providers near you.​



​Plan Ahead For Respite Care​​

You may need to access respite care unexpectedly. Planning ahead for respite care will help you to better care for yourself and your loved ones.

Go Respite Pilot​
You can pre-enrol for respite care ahead of time under the Go Respite pilot programme, to short​​en the time required to access respite care when you need it. Click here​ to learn more​​.

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List of Providers

Decide if you need respite care on weekdays or weekends, and choose a preferred provider from the lists below.

How To Apply For Respite Care

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. 

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