Singapore’s population has undergone drastic changes since independence,
and is now rapidly aging. More and more families now have aging parents
that are supported by fewer children, and this trend seems set to continue
into the next generation. The elderly require a significant amount of
attention and care to ensure that the quality of life remains consistently
high throughout one’s life, so the provision of good eldercare is
the past, nursing homes are associated negatively with appalling living
conditions. However, today’s nursing homes are well equipped and
are staffed with qualified doctors and nurses. Placing elderly in nursing
homes ensure that they are being well taken care of mentally and physically,
without their loved ones worry profusely about them.
Nowadays, nursing homes also go beyond the role of providing care for
their in-house patients. They also provide community support such as giving
training for the caregivers and home care services. One such nursing home
is Econ Healthcare Ltd. Econ Heathcare Ltd not only specialises in geriatric
care; it also provides rehabilitation and physiotherapy services. They
also offer traditional chinese medicine treatments and ambulance services.
As the cost of medical expenses rises, the government tries to keep the
cost affordable. Two new nursing homes are being built to increase the
supply and shorten the waiting for the nursing homes bed. Many nursing
homes also have support schemes that only require a family to pay as much
as their means allow with the shortfall covered by funding from Ministry
of Heath or other avenues. Hence, everyone will not be deprived of the
chance to be well taken care of in nursing homes.