Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Font Size

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Introduction to Seniors' Mobility​ and Enabling Fund - Home Healthcare Items​

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

On this page, learn how you can apply for SMF grants for Home Healthcare Items for your loved ones.

What are Home Healthcare Items

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.

How to Apply

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund - Home Healthcare Items? We may have the answer here.

​If you are a needy Singaporean aged 60 years and above, you can apply. You need to go through a financial assessment.

You also need to go for a clinical needs assessment to find out the types of mobility aids suitable for you before the assessor prescribe the devices.

You must not have made a previous claim under SMF for the same type of device.

You must pass means-test under Ministry of Health's Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) non-residential framework. Your household monthly income per person of $2,000 and below OR Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on NRIC of $13,000 and below for households with no income.
If you are currently undergoing therapy sessions with fully registered therapists, from hospitals or day rehabilitation centre, you may approach them for an assessment. If you are eligible for a mobility device, your therapist can submit an application to AIC. The institution/therapists may go on to order the device if the application is approved by AIC.

You can also contact AIC directly to apply.

What is the funding amount?

You will get a up to 90% subsidy for the cost of the mobility aid or 90% of the maximum device subsidy cap, whichever is lower.
You can use SMF subsidies for the following types of home healthcare items:

• Adult diapers 
• Catheters and catheter set 
• Milk feeds 
• Nasal tubing 
• Nasogastric tubes and pH indication test strips 
• Thickeners 
• Wound dressings

Need more help?


​Send us your enquiry​​


AIC Hotline
​Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 4.00 pm


​Visit the AIC Link branch
nearest to you