Is under-one-roof approach ideal for eldercare services?

Social and health support for the elderly will move from the Ministry of Social and Family Development to the Ministry of Health, to streamline delivery. What does this mean for Singapore's silver generation?


When it comes to the elderly, medical and social needs often go hand in hand. Ms Nancy Tan, a volunteer befriender, can attest to this.

One of the seniors she visits regularly is visually impaired and has incontinence. The impact of these health problems is magnified because the man lives alone.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Is under-one-roof approach ideal for eldercare services?'. Print Edition | Subscribe