Concerns over lack of regulation of home-care sector

The number of people in Singapore aged 65 and above crossed the half a million mark in 2017, and is set to double by 2030.
The number of people in Singapore aged 65 and above crossed the half a million mark in 2017, and is set to double by 2030.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

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The issue of better regulation of home and centre-based care services for seniors is among the more pressing concerns facing the aged care sector.

A Lien Foundation report released last Tuesday said 14,000 seniors used subsidised home and centre-based services last year - surpassing the 10,000 in nursing homes, which used to be the main option for seniors' long-term care.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2018, with the headline 'Concerns over lack of regulation of home-care sector'. Print Edition | Subscribe