Financial Help For Dementia Care
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.
Care Subsidies And Funds
An 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
The 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
Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)
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 (CHAS)
The 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.
Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)
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 health conditions or other circumstances – where they lose their mental capacity and are no longer able to tell you what they want. It is therefore important to understand their care preferences and make arrangements early.
Here are more resources about dementia
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