With an increased life expectancy coupled with falling birth rates, Singapore’s rapidly greying society is expecting 25% of the population to be aged 65 and older by 2030, compared to 14.4% in 2019, according to the Asian Development Bank – the impending ‘Silver Tsunami’ should not come as a shock.
The effects of an ageing population are possibly more consequential than it seems on the surface. For instance, healthcare services have to remain accessible and affordable to cater to the varying needs of the elderly.
To say the least, a multifaceted, integrated and holistic approach is required to ensure that the varying needs of seniors are met (Asian Development Bank, 2020).
At Yong-en Care Centre, we prioritize community care and support services, allocating a large proportion of our manpower and resources to seniors. Our care framework consists of Active Ageing, Dementia Care and Home Care, where we provide a range of comprehensive services that cater to the needs of our senior beneficiaries within the care continuum.