New centre providing integrated care for elderly at Ling Kwang Home
Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens has set up a new centre providing integrated care to the elderly.
It's the third centre set up under the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly or (SPICE).
But, unlike the first two centres, this one is located in a nursing home.
The elderly are taken care of at Ling Kwang home located in Serangoon Gardens in the day, and sent home in the evening.
It targets the more frail patients who need longer rehabilitation periods.
Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Associate Professor Faishal Ibrahim explains how this new centre will benefit patients.
"This new co-location model will allow Ling Kwang Home to leverage on its rich expertise and resources in managing a nursing home, to at the same time provide quality community based care through SPICE. Such an arrangement also provides current residents in Ling Kwang Home an option to transit back into the community while continuing to receive a similar level of care provided through SPICE, which is in line with our ageing-in-place strategy."
SPICE, which was launched in 2010, provides a combination of centre-based and home-based services to help seniors who would otherwise have to be cared for in nursing homes.
And so far, more than 100 frail elderly have benefited from it.
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