Hospice Day Care Centres for the Elderly and Terminally Ill

Hospice Day Care Centres help caregivers of the elderly and terminally ill. They teach caregivers how to provide care at home and also provide counselling to caregivers in need of emotional support.

Hospice care is necessary for patients who are terminally ill.

If you are caring for a loved one who is terminally ill and getting along in years, then Hospice Day Care Centres may offer some assistance.

Introduction to Hospice Day Care Centres for the Elderly and Terminally Ill

Hospice Day Care Centres help those caring for the terminally ill and, often, elderly at home by teaching them basic care. They also provide counselling for caregivers who may be struggling with the impending death and loss of a care recipient.

Services Provided by Hospice Day Care Centres in Singapore

Hospice Day Care Centres in Singapore provide the following services:

  • Coaching on ways to care for your loved ones at home
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Physiotherapy and recreational therapy 
  • Nursing and medical care to better manage your loved one’s pain and symptoms
  • Emotional and psychological support to help you cope with impending death, grief and loss

Applying for Elderly Day Care Services

If you are interested in applying for services provided by Hospice Day Care Centres, then you can start by getting a referral from the hospital, polyclinic or clinic that your loved one visits. 

The estimated cost per visit to a Hospice Day Care Centre ranges between $10 and $15 (before undergoing a means test). The amount of subsidies you receive to obtain these services will vary depending on your family’s income.

You can find a Hospice Day Care Centre in Singapore near your home using the E-care Locator. For more information on day care centres for the elderly and terminally ill, please refer to the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Singapore - Day Care

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Hospice Day Care Centres for the Elderly and Terminally Ill

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