Respite care services provide caregiver support. Senior Care Centres provide short-term respite care for caregivers when they need to take short breaks from caregiving.
Caregivers need periodic rest so their own needs are taken care of. Caregivers can tap on Senior Care Centres for short-term care options, such as when they need to take short breaks on an ad hoc basis during the day.
Caregivers can tap on Senior Care Centres for short-term care options, such as when they need to take short breaks on an ad hoc basis during the day.
Short-term care options at Senior Care Centres are also suitable if caregivers need additional assistance when the foreign domestic worker is not available.
Care staff at the centre provide:
Respite care is available on both weekdays and weekends.
If your loved one needs assistance with their activities of daily living, such as eating or bathing, or will benefit from some supervision, he or she is suitable for respite care.
You must have a referral from a hospital, polyclinic or family service centre that your senior visits.
Decide if you need respite care on weekdays or weekends, and choose a preferred provider from the lists below.
Respite Care on Weekdays
Participating Day Care Centres
Ang Mo Kio
AWWA Rehab Day Care Centre
AWWA Dementia Day Care Centre (For Dementia Clients only)
St Luke's Eldercare (Ayer Rajah)
St Andrew’s Senior Care (Joy Connect)
NTUC Health Silver Circle (Fengshan)
NTUC Health Silver Circle (Boon Lay)
St Luke's Eldercare (Bukit Batok)
St Luke's Eldercare (Clementi)
Jamiyah Senior Care Centre
Choa Chu Kang
St Luke's Eldercare (Keat Hong)
Yong En Care Centre
Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Ghim Moh Edge*
St Luke’s Eldercare (Golden Years)
NTUC Health Silver Circle (Jurong West)
St Luke’s Eldercare (Marine Parade)
St Luke’s Eldercare (Sumang)
St Andrew’s Senior Care (Queenstown)
Active Global Active Ageing Hub (Telok Blangah)*
NTUC Health Silver Circle (Toa Payoh)
Jamiyah Senior Care Centre*
Vanguard Senior Care Centre (Woodlands)
Sree Narayana Mission Senior Care Centre (Yishun)
Respite Care on Weekends
SASCO Hong Kah North Day Care Centre
Peacehaven SPICE @ Changi*
Choa Chu Kang
St Luke's Eldercare (Keat Hong Centre)*
SASCO Integrated Eldercare Centre
Jamiyah Senior Care Centre*
St Luke's Eldercare (Marine Parade)
St Luke's Eldercare (Sumang)
Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) Home*
Active Global Active Aging Hub @ Telok Blangah Parcview*
SASCO Day Activity Centre for the Elderly (DACE)
St Luke’s Eldercare (Nee Soon Central Centre)
* Centres that operate on Sundays. For centres’ details, such as address and operating hours, please use the
Your preferred provider will advise you on the next steps. At the same time, download and fill out the
Prepare the following documents:
*Note: A doctor’s referral is not required for the application. However, please check with the day care centre you are applying to for other documents that they may require.
You should submit the application form and relevant documents to the preferred provider
at least 8 working days before the date you wish to use the service.
Preparing earlier will ensure that you have sufficient time to work out the necessary arrangements with your preferred centre.
This ensures that the centre has enough time to process your application. You can submit the documents by email or deliver the documents in person. If you need help in completing the application form, you may also contact the centre for assistance.
Upon receiving your application, the centre will contact you to arrange a pre-admission assessment with both you and your loved one at the centre.
This session helps the centre to better understand the needs of you and your loved one.
The session also gives the centre the opportunity to share their considerations and requirements with you before your loved one is enrolled on the service.
The centre will also share their considerations and requirements before your loved one is enrolled in their service.
Read on to learn about other available respite care services and caregiver support in Singapore.
Government subsidies are available for respite care. Learn more about
means-testing and subsidies here.
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This article was last reviewed on
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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