Introduction to Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)
Falls are common causes of elderly injuries at home. To help you or your loved one to move around safely at home, consider installing special tools around the house can help prevent falls.
The Housing and Development Board introduced Enhancement for Active Seniors in 2012, to subsidise home modifications so that older residents can live at ease in their own homes.
This is what you can install in your flat through the EASE programme:
- Slip-resistant treatment to floor tiles in up to two bathrooms or toilets
- Grab bars in the flat (eight or 10 grab bars for the first toilet, and six grab bars for the second toilet)
- Up to five ramps in the flat, and/or at the main entrance – if it is doable
(Source: Housing and Development Board)
How to Qualify
If you are applying for EASE, these are the criteria:
You must be a Singaporean flat owner, with a member of your family living with you who is 65 years and older.
You must be a Singapore flat owner, with at least one household member between the ages of 60 and 64, who needs help with one or more of the Activities of Daily Living. These include: Washing Dressing Feeding Toileting Mobility Transferring
How to Apply
If your block of flats is undergoing HDB’s Home Improvement Programme (HIP), you can apply for EASE through this programme. Note that in this case, residents do not need to meet the age criteria to be eligible for the upgrades.
Download and complete the forms provided on the EASE (Direct Application) e-Service webpage
Complete this Assessment Report and get a doctor to endorse this report
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