You may need respite care unexpectedly. Planning ahead for respite care will help you to better care for yourself and your loved ones. You can pre-enrol for this ahead of time under the Go Respite pilot programme, to shorten the time required to access this care option when you need it.
You may find yourself in a situation where you need respite care unexpectedly. However, finding a suitable care arrangement for your loved one takes time as you will need to consider the following:
The pre-enrolment process will guide you through questions, decide on a suitable care arrangement, and complete some necessary pre-admission applications in advance. This shortens the time it takes to access respite care when you need it.
Go Respite is a new pilot programme that encourages caregivers to plan ahead and identify a suitable respite option that is able to meet their needs and those of their loved ones. As a caregiver, you can pre-enrol with your preferred senior care centre or nursing home, and complete some necessary pre-admission applications in advance. This shortens the time it takes to access respite care when you need it. Caregivers whose loved one is successfully pre-enrolled can contact their preferred service provider directly should they require respite care.
click here for the full list of participating centres and nursing homes.
Talk to your loved one and family to select a suitable respite care option, based on preferences on location, and duration of care. You
do not need to pre-enrol if your loved one is already visiting a senior day care centre. Please approach your regular day care provider should your loved one require respite care.
Shortlist your preferred respite care option and provider(s) from the
list of participating centres and nursing homes.
Sign up easily using our
new online application form
If your loved one is a Singaporean or Permanent Resident, and lives in a household where the monthly per capita income is $2,800 and below, he/she may be eligible for government subsidies. You will need to complete a household means test when you pre-enrol, if you do not currently have a valid means test or your current means test validity is expiring. Please note that household means test for community care services differs from the means test that is done for inpatient services in the hospitals). You wish to find out more about household means testing here or download the household means test form
Submit the completed means testing form, along with the relevant supporting documents to the following address:
Upon submitting the completed pre-enrolment and means testing form, you will receive an acknowledgement letter from AIC
Admission to the service is subject to vacancy, and patient’s medical condition is stable with no significant change from the point of pre-enrolment. For your loved one’s health and safety, if there are any changes to medical condition or functional abilities, you will need to alert the service provider and furnish the latest medical report or discharge summary, so that the service provider can assess if they are able to provide the service.
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