The “ageless senior” is an older person who is not constrained or defined by age; who continues to live life with passion
SENIOR DAY CARE
Senior day care activities provide them with opportunities to socialise with their peers, pick up new skills, and optimise their general, physical and social well-being. For caregivers, it means a brief respite from their caregiving roles to minimise caregiver burnout.
Our day centres for seniors offer:
Art and craft, games, karaoke
Basic care needs such as support with activities of daily living, nutrition management, wound management, medication reminder and administration
Daily exercises such as stretching, moving around and strengthening activities to maintain joint flexibility
If you are looking for short-term assistance to help with your caregiving needs, you may consider our Go Respite service, currently available at our Day Centre for Seniors (Boon Lay, Fengshan, Jurong West and Toa Payoh). For more information, please visit: https://ntuchealth.sg/go-respite/.
According to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), one in 10 people aged above 60 suffer from dementia. The Straits Times also reported that 3 in 4 with dementia feel lonely and rejected.
At NTUC Health, we understand the emotional, social and psychological challenges that those with dementia face. That’s why our dementia day care is focused on helping dementia patients 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 dementia programme specially designed to improve or maintain the mental and physical wellbeing of our seniors. Activities include:
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.
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
Koh Siew Kheng, 78, client, 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 Centre for Seniors at Jurong West. Thank you for making my weekdays worry-free.
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.
Mr Abdul Karim Bin Salleh, Client, Day Centre for Seniors (Geylang East)
Previously known as Silver Circle, 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.
“Celebration of Life” aims 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 care 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.
FEES AND SUBSIDIES
Service fees range from $1,000 to $1,600 per month. Fees exclude additional services such as clinical assessment and treatment, medical escort, rehabilitation, transport, and are before government subsidy (where eligible).
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SUBSIDIES
Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may be eligible for government subsidies and financial assistance, depending on the monthly household income per person, amongst other criteria. The amount of subsidy will be determined through the National Means Testing System (NMTS).
To find out if you are eligible for subsidies and financial assistance, visit our Subsidies page for more information. For further queries, please call 6715 6762 or fill out the form below.
Our day centres for seniors are open to all seniors who are ambulant (able to walk around without assistance) or semi-ambulant.
We will also assess seniors who are suffering from severe mental illness, behavioural disorders or contagious diseases, on a case-by-case basis for enrolment. Please call 6715 6762to discuss, or fill out the form below and someone will get back to you.
How to enrol?
Application is simple via the following steps:
1. Make Appointment
Contact us at 6715 6762 or fill out the form below to make an appointment to visit your preferred centre.
2. Medical Report
A recent medical report (within the last 6 months) is needed for enrolment. You can obtain a medical report (e.g. Discharge Summary/In-patient Summary/Memo) from a hospital or General Practitioner.
3. Visit Centre
Visit the selected centre on appointment date and bring along your recent medical report.
We will contact you for enrolment.
If you are eligible for government subsidies and financial assistance:
1. Complete Referral Form
We will assist you to complete and submit the referral form to the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
AIC will review the referral form and medical report to assess if you meet the criteria for admission. Once approved, AIC will forward your details to NTUC Health for our follow up with you.
3. Schedule Meeting
We will call you to schedule a meeting to understand your requirements and medical conditions.
We will contact you for enrolment.
Alternatively, you may contact the Agency for Integrated Care directly at 1800-650-6060 for assistance.
Seniors can look forward to an hour-long nap time after lunch. They will be provided with a recliner deck chair. The nap ensures that seniors will be able to get some rest before the afternoon activities.
NTUC Health operates 23 day centres for seniors across the island: