23 Jan '12, 11am

New welfare programme for elderly

New welfare programme for elderly

SINGAPORE: A new welfare programme, providing housekeeping services for the elderly living in the central district, will begin in April. Called "Hands For Homes", it will replace mattresses to prevent bedbug infestations - a common problem among senior citizens living in rental flats. Some 6,000 households stand to benefit over the next three years. A rental flat of 72-year-old Yeo Hock Soon used to be infested with bedbugs. But with his mattress replaced, Mr Yeo can now sleep comfortably at night. "We threw away everything, but then the dog still managed to sniff out two bugs! If it didn't, the bugs would have multiplied. We needed to get rid of everything," said Mr Yeo. The issue had been a bugbear for many living in the block of flats at Chin Swee Road, with four in ten households facing this problem. Mr Koh Chui Seng, programme coordinator at the Kreta Ayer Seniors Act...

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