22 Jan '11, 11am

New programme in Yuhua to improve help for frail elderly

SINGAPORE: A new programme has been set up at Yuhua constituency in Jurong GRC to improve the help available for elderly residents. The "Health Ambassadors" programme was launched on Saturday by Senior Minister of State for Education and National Development Grace Fu at the opening of the new St Luke's ElderCare Centre. Ms Fu is also MP for the area. The programme matches volunteers to elderly residents who are frail or living alone. The volunteers will make regular house visits and monitor the health of these residents. They can also refer residents to other healthcare providers, such as St Luke's. The "Health Ambassadors" will also carry around portable devices to capture information about each elderly resident, such as their living conditions, mobility, health and language spoken. The data will then be managed by Yuhua Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC) to facilitat...

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