Easing the costs of long-term care needs

One assistance programme is the Silver Support Scheme, which provides a quarterly cash supplement to the bottom 20 per cent of elderly Singaporeans who had low incomes through life and have little or no family support.
One assistance programme is the Silver Support Scheme, which provides a quarterly cash supplement to the bottom 20 per cent of elderly Singaporeans who had low incomes through life and have little or no family support.ST FILE PHOTO
Transport subsidies are available for wheelchair-using seniors who need to travel to a day rehabilitation centre or a dialysis centre.
Transport subsidies are available for wheelchair-using seniors who need to travel to a day rehabilitation centre or a dialysis centre.ST FILE PHOTO

Besides subsidy schemes, CareShield Life can also help relieve burden of severe disability

A new mandatory insurance plan - CareShield Life - announced last week by the Government is set to ease the burden that severe disability can bring, adding to government and community assistance plans aimed at meeting long-term care needs.

There are at least 10 schemes for long-term care, many administered by the Agency for Integrated Care.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline 'Easing the costs of long-term care needs'. Print Edition | Subscribe