Caregiving is undoubtedly a long and demanding responsibility. Whether it’s just for a short period of time or on a long-term basis, it is not uncommon for caregivers to need assistance from time to time.
Those in need of elderly care in Singapore won’t have difficulty finding one as there are many nursing homes in Singapore that offer various types of care services. If you have an elderly loved one at home and could use a helping hand, it is important to find out which elderly care service best suits you and your loved one. Here is a look at the different types of care services available so you can make an informed decision on where to send your loved one!
Understanding the needs of your elderly
These are some issues that our loved ones will need our assistance with as they transition into their senior years:
- Showering and dressing assistance
- Meal preparation
- Nursing procedures, such as blood pressure checks and wound or diabetic care
- Rehabilitation therapy, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
- Transportation services to medical appointments
- Mobility and transfer assistance
- Delivery of medications
- Modifications to the home
Cost of elderly care service in Singapore
Caregiving services vary in cost based on the type of arrangement that you choose. Before subsidies, nursing homes and old folks homes typically cost $1,200 to $3,500 a month, day care centers may cost between $900 to $1,500, and home care services can range from $20 to $25 an hour.
Apart from the type of caregiving services, you should also take into account other factors such as the cost of doctor visits and transportation services to their medical appointments. Although these costs can add up to a substantial sum, subsidies are available for those in need. Find out more about the financial subsidies available to caregivers here.
Care Service 1: Residential Nursing Care
Residential Nursing Care may be the best option for your loved one if they require long-term skilled nursing care, rehabilitation therapy or assistance with everyday tasks.
The services offered by nursing homes include nursing care, physiotherapy, dietary support, and dental care. The nurses in nursing homes are always available to attend to your ageing loved one’s needs at any time of day or night. On top of that, there’s often a set schedule and routine for residents at these nursing homes. Additionally, some nursing homes provide dementia care to seniors who suffer from this illness.
Nursing homes often provide short-term relief for caregivers through Respite Care. Nurses in the homes will accommodate your elderly’s needs and assist them with their daily activities. With respite care, caregivers are able to take a short break. Our respite care services also come in handy when your foreign domestic worker is ill or away from home.
Care Service 2: Longevity Day Care
Longevity Daycare is offered as part of the Orange Valley Balestier Care Centre and includes social activities, maintenance care, and rehabilitation when needed. With full-day, half-day or respite care support options for the elderly, this service will assist in maintaining their general physical and psychosocial wellness. This is especially beneficial for seniors who have recently been discharged from a hospital, and possess good rehabilitation potential for further improvement in physical abilities.
Care Service 3: Elderly Home Care
Your loved one can have their daily needs met at home by highly-trained caregivers, including showering, meal preparation, medication reminders and engaging in activities in order to maintain their mental and physical wellbeing. Our elderly home care services provide support to seniors who prefer to live independently and wish to receive their medical care in the comfort of their own homes.
Choosing the right elderly care service for your loved one
Being a caregiver is not easy, and we understand how hard it can be to manage these challenges on your own. It’s so important to reach out for support whenever you can. Are you in need of assistance with your elderly at home? Let us help!
Take a look at our website to learn more about the different care options at Orange Valley – you’re sure to find something that suits the needs of you and your elderly loved one.