Nursing Home

FIRST 24 HR DEMENTIA POINT LAUNCHED, REMINDER THAT SINGAPORE HAS MANY ELDERLY PEOPLE

These points, of which there are 58 others around the island, although they are not 24/7, serve as places where lost and wandering people with dementia can be brought to by members of the public.

These places also serve as a community hub for people who are interested to find out more about caring for people with dementia.

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M'SIAN NURSING HOME CAGED UP ITS DISABLED PATIENTS LIKE ANIMALS

A netizen in Malaysia has blown the whistle on a nursing home which locked up its patients in cages and treating them without the respect and dignity of a human being. She said that the patients did not have beds and some were locked together in a single cage. This is shocking treatment of disabled patients. Did Khaw Boon Wan recommend Singaporeans to send our aged parents to Malaysia nursing homes? Maybe its time to seriously reconsider his lo

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NEW NURSING HOME DISCRIMINATES AGAINST LOCAL INDIANS BY HIRING NORTH INDIAN NURSES ONLY

I saw this online ad about a placement for North Eastern and North Indian nurses for a new nursing home here. In the first place, this is blatant discrimination against Singaporeans. Aren't employers supposed to go through the government jobs portal to hire Singaporeans first? Singapore has not enough qualified nurses for you that you have to import from India? It's bad enough that Singaporean nurses are underpaid and unappreciated, now these unethical foreign hiring companies want to import more foreign nurses to push down our wages?

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MORE SINGAPOREAN ELDERLY FOLKS SENT TO JB NURSING HOMES

In Johor Baru, nursing home fees start from $600 a month, making them attractive to middle-class Singaporeans. Mr Frankie Ker, director of Spring Valley, said most of his Singaporean residents come from the "sandwiched middle class". He said: "If you are poor, the Government will look after you. If you are rich, you can afford three maids to look after you 24 hours. If you're middle-class, it's tough."

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