Glossary

Care plan

A care plan is a plan that is based on an assessment of health and home conditions. Periodic assessments continue to track your parent’s health over time, so you can take proactive action to save both pain and money. The plan outlines the combination and frequency of home care services...

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Dementia

Dementia patients face a deterioration of intellectual abilities (e.g., vocabulary, abstract thinking, judgment, memory loss, physical coordination), the loss of which interferes with daily activities. Dementia can be caused by degenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases), vascular diseases or stroke, metabolic disorders (thyroid, liver kidney dysfunction and certain...

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Medisave

Medisave is a savings scheme under CPF to help members meet future personal or immediate family's hospitalisation, day surgery and certain outpatient expenses. It can be used at all public healthcare institutions, and approved private hospitals and medical institutions. Learn more from the CPF Website: Link

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Activities for Daily Living (ADLs)

Activities for Daily Living (ADLs) is a concept of how independent an elderly is. There are 6 activities of daily living, namely: washing, feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and transferring independently.   A person not able to perform at least 3 of these ADLs can qualifies for subsidies such as IDAPE...

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