St Luke's officially opens new senior care centre in Tampines Changkat

St Luke's Eldercare officially opened its 12th and largest eldercare centre on Saturday.

Located in Tampines Changkat, it is the organisation's first senior care centre, providing day care for the frail elderly and those with dementia, and rehabilitation services. The centre will also offer nursing services soon.

Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor, who was guest of honour, said having these services under one roof will save the elderly and their caregivers the inconvenience of visiting different centres for different services.

The centre in Tampines Street 33 is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays.

This is part of the Government's efforts to bring care for the elderly closer to the community, so they can age-in-place at home.

Nine new eldercare centres have opened in the past two years, providing more than 400 additional day care places. There are around 3,000 such places at more than 60 centres islandwide, and capacity is set to double by 2020.

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