Homes adopting personal approach to eldercare
More help groups let seniors decide how they want to be cared for
Published on Mar 24, 2014 8:07 AM
When Mr Wong Kam Siam looks at the wall, he sees colourful drawings of flowers and birds against an expanse of sky blue.
Just a few months ago, the wall of his room at the Asian Women's Welfare Association community home in Ang Mo Kio, where he lives with 139 other seniors, was just a boring cream colour.
"I didn't know I could have a choice, so I was very happy when they suddenly said we could choose our own room colour and decorations," said the 94-year- old.
He also has more say now over what he likes to do - usually reading the newspapers or singing karaoke - instead of having to join in mass activities, such as bingo.
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