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care for your elderly parents in singapore

7 Easy Steps to Significantly Improve the Care for Your Elderly Parents in Singapore

SilverAlly learned these tips from our own caregiver clients and they are too good not to share with others in similar situations. Most of these steps can be done at no cost and can be set up over the course of a single weekend afternoon.   1. Make sure your parents...

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cataract surgery recovery

Post-Cataract Surgery Recovery Facts You Should Know

After cataract surgery, it is imperative that proper care is administered to prevent complications and to accelerate recovery. Here are some facts that would aid you in your post-cataract surgery recovery!   Food and Nutrition Advice Reduce or eliminate all types of refined sugars (particularly white sugar). This includes fruit juices...

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elderly with depression

Taking care of an elderly with depression

Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration. Elderly persons tend to have a much higher risk of depression and suicide than the young because major changes and...

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Caring for a dementia patient

Ways to care for a dementia patient

Caring for a dementia patient at home poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, or take care of...

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heart attacks

Heart Attacks: What we can do before help arrives

Heart attacks are one of the major leading causes of death in the world, being the 2nd highest for deaths1 in Singapore. It occurs when there is a stoppage of blood flow to the heart that results in a low supply of oxygen to the heart muscles. Heart attacks are...

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8 schemes to reduce rising medical costs

Rising healthcare costs in Singapore have many of us wondering if we have enough in the bank to fund our parents’ medical bills. Thankfully, the government has equipped us with subsidies, insurance schemes and safety nets to ensure we have maximum financial support for this important expense. Unfortunately, many aren’t...

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subsidies and transport concession for the elderly

2 subsidies for the elderly to remain mobile and independent

As caregivers, it is important to encourage an independent and active lifestyle for the elderly. In this post, we will introduce 2 subsidies that can help the elderly stay active. The Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund allows the elderly to purchase mobility aids, while the PAssion Silver Concession Card offers...

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subsidies to improve ongoing home-based eldercare

2 subsidies to improve ongoing home-based eldercare

Many of the elderly are particularly frail after being discharged from the hospital, and may need longer term care and assistance in their activities of daily living. In this post, we will introduce 2 subsidies in the form of the Intermediate Long-Term Care (ILTC) subsidy which reduces medical charges, while...

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caregiver subsidies for foreign domestic helper

2 caregiver subsidies to reduce the cost of hiring a domestic helper

Many children of the elderly hire foreign domestic helpers to provide care and assistance for their parents. However, the monthly cost of hiring a foreign domestic worker can easily exceed $800. In this post, we will share with you 2 caregiver subsidies that can help reduce this expense. The Foreign...

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cost of renovating

Save up to 95% of the cost of renovating your parents’ home with EASE

Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries among the elderly in Singapore. We all want our parents to be able to move around safely and comfortably in their own homes. But did you know that the cost of renovating your parents' home can be greatly reduced with the right...

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