- Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.
- State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
- State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable
- After reading the CAI report, what do you are the THREE things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges.
The demographic trends point to a future of challenges and opportunities for Singapore. First, seniors with age-related chronic diseases and functional disabilities are expected to grow with the ageing of the population. In year 2005, an estimated 8,0001 seniors had a high level of dependency in basic activities of daily living2. Second, the majority of post- war baby boomers, being better educated and more financially secure, will have higher expectations and demands on the type and quality of care. Third, a larger number of the future cohort of seniors will likely fall in the category of “old-old3”, single and “living alone” seniors, as well as seniors with small families.
4) We can offer help to an elderly when we see them on the streets or any where and not just don't care about them. Do not laugh at their disabilities or stare at them as they can fell angry. When we see them, please give way to them . Another way is to give up your seat to them on the bus or MRT or LRT.