Saturday, June 5, 2010

Holiday HW Part 1_Understanding the Elderly Challenge

Caring on Aging Issues(CAI) report on the aging population

Four Key Recommendations_
1. Good and elder_friendly housing where older people can live happily with their families.
2. An easy transportation and traveling system for the elderly so, that they can have an active lifestyle.
3.Good, efficient, cheap and accessible Health Care for seniors.
4. Giving the elderly a healthy and active lifestyle where they can have activities with friends or family members.

1 Recommendation to make our public housing Elderly-Friendly

The CAI recommends that the Government consider introducing guidelines for the provision of accessibility and safety features in the homes for seniors, through a review of the Code on Barrier-Free Accessibility, to create a more elder-friendly environment

2 Ways to make sure we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable

2. 1. The CAI recommends setting up a new residential facility to provide intermediate residential care services.

The CAI therefore recommends that the MOH review the ElderShield scheme, with the aim to improve the coverage for older Singaporeans who require long term care.

THREE things that I can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges

1. Reach out to the elderly and get to know them better.

2. Spread the word of the Elderly Challenge.

3. Host activities for the elderly at school.

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