Demand for home-care services on the rise
Transitional care services to ease patients back home also catching on
Published on Feb 4, 2014 8:29 AM
More people are opting to be cared for at home and service providers are stepping up to meet the demand.
Two voluntary welfare organisations that are major providers of home-care services, for instance, have become busier.
NTUC Eldercare has seen client numbers for its home-care services more than triple from 80 in 2012 to 250 last year; Touch Home Care reported a 20 per cent increase in the number of patients from 2012 to last year.
Under such services, trained staff go to the patient's home and provide non-medical services such as washing or housekeeping. They also engage patients in conversation or games.
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