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:
On this page, learn how you can apply for SMF grants for Home Healthcare Items for your loved ones.
Frail seniors who can stay in nursing homes but choose to stay at home and be supported by home healthcare services in their community can get subsidies for the cost of catheters, milk supplements, thickeners, adult diapers, nasal tubing and wound dressings.
From 1 Aug 2022, seniors and/or caregivers would be able to use a new commercial marketplace, Vertis, to place orders for subsidised home healthcare items.
Seniors and/or caregivers who are previously ordering from Health MarketPlace (HMP) should visit the
Vertis portal to register for an account before making their first order on Vertis.
These are the criteria you and your loved one must meet.
Your loved one must be a Singapore citizen aged 60 and older.
Your loved one must be receiving one of the following services: home nursing, home medical, home palliative services, Integrated Home & Day Care (IHDC) packages.
Your loved one must not be already receiving subsidies for the same items.
Your household monthly income per person must be $2,000 and below OR Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on NRIC of $13,000 and below for households with no income.
Your loved one must undergo assessment to determine your needs and type of healthcare items required.
Please approach your respective home healthcare provider for Home Medical, Home Nursing, Home Palliative Services, or Integrated Home & Day Care (IHDC) Package, to assist you in your application for SMF Consumables.
Who can apply for the Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF) - Home Healthcare Items Subsidy?
If you are a needy Singaporean aged 60 years and above, you can apply. You need to go through a financial assessment.
You must be receiving one of the following services: home nursing, home medical, home palliative services, Integrated Home & Day Care (IHDC) packages.
You also need to go for a clinical needs assessment by your home healthcare provider to find out the types of home healthcare items you require.
What type of means testing will be done?
How do I apply for the fund?
You may approach your respective home healthcare provider for home nursing, home medical, home palliative services, or Integrated Home & Day Care (IHDC) package, to assist you to submit an application to AIC.
What is the funding amount?
You will get up to 50% or 80% subsidy for the cost of the home healthcare items, up to the maximum annual subsidy cap.
What is Vertis?
Vertis Healthcare Marketplace (“Vertis”) is a new commercial marketplace that would replace the Health Marketplace (HMP) to enable clients and their caregivers as well as their care providers who process SMF Consumables applications (if authorised by client) to continue to place order for subsidised consumables.
As Vertis portal is mobile-friendly, clients could simply access Vertis portal using their mobile devices’ web browser and do not need to install an app on their mobile devices to place orders. Senior and caregivers who prefer to speak to a supplier over to the phone to place orders may continue to do so.
What is the list of Home Healthcare Items Covered?
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