More support for ageing in place
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More support for ageing in place

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Against a backdrop of a greying population, there is an increasing trend of residents who are preferring to live independently within a community, as opposed to institutional care. A charitable organisation, Independence Association, is helping adults with disabilities age better through ageing-in-place schemes.

Some of these initiatives include installing lifts to increase independent accessibility and providing disabled-friendly fixtures such as wider hallways and roll-in bathing system at their residences.

Similarly, Singapore is also helping our seniors to age in place as part of our action plan for successful ageing, a S$3 billion blueprint aimed at empowering Singaporeans to age successfully. The plan includes a slew of initiatives stretching across 12 areas, including health and wellness, healthcare, and aged care. New intergenerational housing developments such as Kampung Admiralty, feature elderly-friendly flats designed to help seniors age independently.

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