Seniors home alone: The future of growing old independently in Singapore

An artist's impression of the communal area on every floor of the Community Care Apartment at Harmony Village @ Bukit Batok. PHOTO: HDB
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SINGAPORE – Senior citizens are looking to maintain their independence now and more will likely do so in the future.

Those with means will employ a full-time domestic helper to double as a 24-hour caregiver to help with basic needs like food, personal hygiene and assistance during emergencies, such as sfalls. This is assuming that they already have somewhere to live.

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