DEMENTIA DAY CARE

Dementia Day Care

At NTUC Health, we understand the emotional, social and psychological challenges faced by those with dementia, as well as their loved ones caring for them. That’s why our dementia day care is focused on helping patients with dementia manage their condition to improve their well-being and quality of life.

Through cognitive exercises, physical therapy and social activities, we provide care and support to those with dementia so they can lead purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Our dementia day care services include a structured programme specially designed to improve or maintain the mental and physical wellbeing of our seniors with dementia. Activities include:

  • Art and colouring therapy
  • Inter-generational sessions
  • Karaoke sessions
  • Mind-stimulating games such as BINGO, memory games, “Spot The Difference”
  • Music therapy
  • Physical activities to encourage movement and train coordination
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Sorting activities
  • Support for caregivers of seniors with dementia

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TESTIMONIALS

I enjoy doing arts and crafts with the pre-schoolers. I like their singing too. I like it when they smile and laugh. It makes me happy.
5 out of 5 stars
Mr Kwan Yuit Wah, 66, Day Centre for Seniors, Jurong West
I like to stay active. My finger pains are absent when I continue to work with my hands
– “Linens for Life” project where seniors transform used linen like bedsheets and curtains from hotels into tote bags and stuffed owls
5 out of 5 stars
Koh Siew Kheng, 78, Day Centre for Seniors, Toa Payoh
Thank you very much for taking good care of my mum. She has since become happier and more cheerful. Please accept my most sincere appreciation to all staff of NTUC Health senior day care centre at Jurong West. Thank you for making my weekdays worry-free.
5 out of 5 stars
Ms Diana Lim, Daughter of Mdm Wee Suan Choo
I enjoy all the activities here. The staff are also very pleasant and understanding. They will always make sure that the seniors under their care are in tip-top condition.
5 out of 5 stars
Mr Abdul Karim Bin Salleh, Day Centre for Seniors, Geylang East

OUR AWARDS

Best Day Care Programme 2017

NTUC Health’s  “Celebration of Life” won the “Best Day Care Programme award” in 2017 which recognises the most dynamic centre-based activities and programmes which improve the overall wellbeing for older adults.

Our day care programmes aim to promote physical independence, enhance mental well-being and encourage social integration for our seniors.


The Linens for Life™ project emerged as a finalist for the “Best Active Ageing Programme” at the 6th Eldercare Innovation Awards in 2018.

Seniors at NTUC Health’s day centres transformed used linen such as bedsheets, curtains and staff uniforms from hotels into tote bags, stuffed owls and jumbo jet soft toys that were put up at the lobby of Crown Plaza Changi Airport, and Christmas stockings that were given to guests of Shangri-La Hotel during the festive season.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Our day centres for seniors are open for enrolment to elderly who are:

  • Ambulant or semi-ambulant
  • Not suffering from severe mental illness, behavioural disorders or contagious diseases

Applications who fall outside the above criteria (e.g. wheelchair-bound) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To enrol in our day centres for seniors, please submit the following documents to daycare@ntuchealth.sg:

  • Recent medical report (e.g. discharge summary/in-patient summary from hospital or memo from General Practitioner)
  • Referral document from Agency for Integrated Care

FEES AND SUBSIDIES

FEES

The fees for our day centres for seniors range from $1,000 to $1,600 per month before government subsidy.

It excludes the cost of additional services such as transport, rehabilitation, escort and clinical fees.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SUBSIDIES

Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents who meet our admission criteria are eligible to apply for government subsidy. The amount of subsidy will be determined through a National Means Test.

For more information, please visit our subsidies page, or contact our helpline.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our centres are open from Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6.00pm, except for the following:

  • Serangoon Central: 7.30am – 8.00pm
  • Jurong West: 7.30am – 8.00pm
  • Henderson, Jurong Central Plaza, Kampung Admiralty, and Radin Mas: 7.00am – 7.00pm

*All centres are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

We offer transport services to and from selected locations (within 5km from our day centres for seniors). The fee for this service is between $250 to $440 before government subsidy.

Please note that this service is subject to availability.

  • Halal breakfast, lunch and tea will be provided. Breakfast is served at 8.30am (e.g. porridge, egg sandwich)
  • Lunch is served at 11.45am (e.g. rice and dishes with fruits)
  • Tea is served at 3pm (e.g. pastry, local dessert)

*Food serving timings may differ slightly across different centres.

Seniors can look forward to an hour-long nap after lunch to ensure they get some rest before the afternoon activities. They will be provided with a recliner deck chair.

OUR LOCATIONS

NTUC Health Senior Day Care Centres
NTUC Health operates 22 day centres for seniors across the island:

CONTACT US

HAVE A QUESTION OR WISH TO ENROL?

There are three easy ways to get in touch. Email us or call us on the hotline below. Alternatively fill out the online form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

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General Enquiries: 

T. 6715 6762
E: daycare@ntuchealth.sg