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3 questions to ask on end-of-life care choices

Tips on picking a caregiving plan and preparing for the inevitable

If the patient does not mind staying in an institution, the family can opt for a nursing home. A nursing home will be able to provide skilled care and assist the patient with daily activities. Some are also equipped to care for the elderly with speci
If the patient does not mind staying in an institution, the family can opt for a nursing home. A nursing home will be able to provide skilled care and assist the patient with daily activities. Some are also equipped to care for the elderly with special needs, such as dementia.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

While many prefer to spend their last days in the comfort of their own homes, this is not always possible.

Some ailing elderly may need round-the-clock care and a hospice or nursing home would be a better option. For those who prefer their own homes, special caregiving arrangements need to be made.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2018, with the headline '3 questions to ask on end-of-life care choices'. Subscribe