Home Front: Does new support plan for caregivers go far enough?

A new Caregiver Support Action Plan aims to relieve the burden of those who care for their loved ones. But does it go far enough?

Madam Fong Mei Noong, 74, is the sole caregiver to her hundred-year-old mother and an intellectually disabled sister, 67.

Her mother is bed-bound, tube-fed, suffers from dementia and requires 24/7 care.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2019, with the headline 'Concerted caring for caregivers'. Print Edition | Subscribe