19 Feb '12, 1pm

Government to pilot group homes for seniors

Government to pilot group homes for seniors

MCYS Minister of State Madam Halimah Yacob (second from right), speaks to an elderly man in a refurbished environment after launching Thye Hua Kwan Seniors Group Home, a pilot project to bring seniors living in rental flats together so that they can support each other. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Tham Yuen-C Singapore's first group home for the elderly was officially opened on Sunday after seven residents moved in over the past two weeks. The pilot project brings together seniors above 65 with little or no family support so they can live with each other in the rental flats. Its aim: to let them live independently within the community instead of being sent to nursing homes or old folks homes. 'The seniors group homes is actually meant to provide an option to our seniors, who are frail, need support, but yet they should not be living in the nursing homes,' said Minister of Sta...

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