22 Feb '12, 3pm

Don't associate elder-care centres as disamenities: By Dylan Loh | Posted: 22 February 2012 2342 hrs SINGAPORE:

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Health Amy Khor said residents should not look at elder-care centres located within housing estates as disamenities. Dr Khor said these centres could have facilities which residents, besides the elderly, can use. She said the priority is to help senior citizens age in place for as long as possible, and having elder-care centres within the community makes it easier for families to visit their family members. Dr Khor was responding to recent objections raised over the location of elder-care centres in certain housing estates at a post-Budget 2012 dialogue organised by government feedback unit REACH. Dr Khor is REACH chairman. Responding to suggestions to extend the MediShield illness insurance beyond 90 years old, Dr Khor said the result of that would be higher premiums. She said there is a need to strike a balance when it comes to affordabil...

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