Family Caregiving for Older Persons in Singapore. Prof. Kalyani K.Mehta Dept of Social Work National University of Singapore. Importance of the issue. Cultural (filial piety) Government policy “Family is the first line of support”
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Prof. Kalyani K.Mehta
Dept of Social Work
National University of Singapore
5% of senior citizens are dependent and require family care (14,845 seniors)
Family leave in lieu of childcare leave
Flexibility on the part of employers
Innovative ideas for caregiver recognitioneg. waiver of fees for training, free movie tickets
For the low income families, tax reliefs are not applicable, so some NTUC and transport vouchers should be given annually
Support groups for family caregivers free of charge at all FSCs
Caregiver centres to do more outreachSome policy recommendations
I salute all family caregivers of elderly!!