Friday, June 4, 2010

Holiday Work-Part 1:Understanding the elderly challenge

* Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.
Recommendation 1.Provide the elderly cheaper and more housing options.
Recommendation 2.Make HDB flats and buses more easily accessible.
Recommendation 3.Make health-care cheaper.
Recommendation 4.Promote family bonds through activities.

* State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
1.Vary the length of land leases. Shorter land leases will facilitate the development of retirement housing by the private sector. These offer dedicated lifestyle facilities to meet the needs of seniors who have greater expectations for higher quality housing. Varying housing size and types will give the elderly more choices.

* State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable
1.Top up Medisave accounts of less well-off Singaporeans when there are budget surpluses that the Government can share with the people. This will help defray health-care costs as Singaporeans depend on Medisave to meet health-care needs in their old age.
2.Follow-up by a dedicated family physician within close proximity to the client will ensure that seniors’ multiple needs will be comprehensively and holistically taken care of.

* After reading the CAI report, what do you are the THREE things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges.
1.We can create family bonds.
2.Give way to the elderly.

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