24 Jun '12, 9pm

JB nursing homes: Understand the obligations, says Acting Minister

SINGAPORE - Even as eldercare facilities reported more cases of families defaulting on payment, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing reiterated yesterday that legal options should be the "last resort" for preventing children from abandoning their parents in nursing homes, be it here or across the Causeway. And for those who put up their elders in nursing homes in Malaysia, Mr Chan said he hoped they understand, among other things, the "obligations". "I think we are still quite traditional - we'd like to visit our parents. But for those people who choose to do so and if they enter a private contractual agreement with some of the nursing homes beyond our shores, we hope they understand what is in it for them and what are some of the obligations that they have," said Mr Chan. It was reported last week that cases of families defaulting on ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120625-0000028/JB...

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