Staying independent and mobile is important, even if your loved one uses a walking aid or wheelchair.
By supporting your loved one's ability to handle tasks on their own, you also encourage them to live an active lifestyle while keeping their mind and body as healthy and functional as possible. You can also your loved one to regain their mobility and independence with Community Care services.
"With the support of my physiotherapist, I feel more confident walking now.
I enjoy going to the coffee shop to get my own meals, and chit-chat with my friends in the neighbourhood.”
- A senior receiving day rehab at a centre
Besides providing respite for you, day care centres offer health and rehabilitation services, along with social activities to improve your loved one’s health, guiding their progress in the right direction.
Your loved one can exercise and interact with other seniors while you are at work. Transportation can be arranged to and fro the centre, if needed.
A physiotherapist will carry out therapy sessions so that your loved one can regain their ability to carry out daily activities such as walking and toileting.
Staff will engage your loved one with dementia in tailored activities to keep their mind stimulated. Learn more
Being in a familiar environment gives your wheelchair-bound loved one the best support in healing both their body and their mind. They can remain at home, close to the family, with home care services at their doorstep, such as nursing support and extra help around the house, etc.
You need more time to sort out the care options for your loved one following their hospital discharge. A care aid can support their nursing needs for up to two weeks.
A care professional provides treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Home Nursing: A nurse helps with wound dressings, injections and change of feeding tubes.
A therapist helps your loved one regain or maintain their ability to carry out daily activities.
Get food delivered to your loved one if they are unable to buy or cook their own meals.
A care staff and transport service will accompany your loved one to medical appointments and take them home.
If your loved one needs different care services, a service provider will co-ordinate home and day care services to meet their needs. There are various packages available.
One of the most stressful areas when it comes to caregiving is working out how you will pay for it. For families who encounter financial difficulties, there is a variety of schemes that can help you and your loved one.
Receive an annual $200 subsidy if you, or your Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW), attend approved caregiving courses. You can also consider the Eldercarer FDW Scheme if you need a trained helper.
A $200 monthly cash payout for the care of a loved one at home if your loved one needs permanent assistance with three or more Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
Pay a lower levy of $60 per month (instead of $265) when you hire an FDW to help care for your loved one with permanent disabilities.
Subsidies for assistive devices (e.g. walking aids), home care items (e.g. adult diapers), and transportation. Learn more
As a Pioneer, your loved one can receive $100 a month to support their cost of care if they have moderate to severe disabilities.
See a doctor or dentist near your home at lower cost. Referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics in public hospitals or the National Dental Centre are also subsidised. All members of the Pioneer Generation also get CHAS subsidies.
A network of General Practitioners supported by nurses and care coordinators who aim to provide holistic and coordinated care for patients with chronic conditions.
An assistance scheme for seniors who were not eligible for ElderShield because they were too old or had pre-existing disabilities. They can receive $150 or $250 monthly cash payout (depending on their financial circumstances) for up to 72 months.
A Nursing Home is for seniors who value their independence, but need some help with day-today activities, such as dressing, bathing or taking medication.
If your loved one requires a greater degree of medical support, or has extensive care needs that cannot be provided by current home care services, a medical social worker may refer them to a nursing home instead.
Read on to learn about the types of
assistive devices that may help your loved ones with disabilities to live independently.
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