Is Your Loved One Using a Mobility Aid?
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.
Support in the Community
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. Learn more
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. Learn more
Care At Home
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.
Interim Caregiving Service
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. Learn more
A nurse helps with wound dressings, injections and change of feeding tubes. Learn more
A therapist helps your loved one regain or maintain their ability to carry out daily activities. Learn more
Get food delivered to your loved one if they are unable to buy or cook their own meals. Learn more
Medical Escort and Transport
A care staff and transport service will accompany your loved one to medical appointments and take them home. Learn more
Integrated Home and Day Care Packages
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. Learn more
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.
Caregivers Training Grant
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. Learn more
Home Caregiving Grant
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). Learn more
Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities
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. Learn more
Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund
Subsidies for assistive devices (e.g. walking aids), home care items (e.g. adult diapers), and transportation. Learn more
Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme
As a Pioneer, your loved one can receive $100 a month to support their cost of care if they have moderate to severe disabilities. Learn more
Community Health Assist Scheme
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. Learn more
Primary Care Network
A network of General Practitioners supported by nurses and care coordinators who aim to provide holistic and coordinated care for patients with chronic conditions. Learn more
Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly
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. Learn more
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.
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