Flat within a flat: How to build it such that your elderly parents will want to stay

Mr E.H. Lim in his self-contained grandpa flat, which was created for him by his daughter by hiving off part of her 2,000 sq ft apartment. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE – Many older folk prefer to live independently on their own these days, but there may come a time when they need assistance or support for something as basic as getting in and out of the bathroom.

Many elderly parents then move in with their children and grandchildren, especially if the senior also happens to be widowed.

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