04 Dec '11, 11pm

Rise in demand for 'eldersitters' as festive season approaches

Rise in demand for 'eldersitters' as festive season approaches

Mum stays active while daughter rests MRS Molly Tan used to take care of patients during her six years as a Singapore General Hospital nurse. Now, it is the 90-year-old herself who is being cared for, following a stroke which has paralysed the left side of her body. Her caregiver is Ms Shirley Yeo of Comfort Keepers, a provider of 'eldersitting' services. Since September, Ms Yeo, who is in her 50s, has been dropping by three times a week at the bungalow Mrs Tan shares with her two daughters and granddaughter in Frankel Street. She is there from 10am to 4pm, keeping Mrs Tan company and helping her with daily activities like eating and moving around. When The Straits Times visited on Wednesday, Mrs Tan had taken her morning bath and was chatting with Ms Yeo in the living room. The feisty senior recounted what she had for breakfast to exercise her memory. The pair also talked...

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