- Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.
- Housing for Seniors
The Government should try to support the idea of developing retirement housing, helping to let them buy a bigger land at a lower cost. It shall be made to cater to their needs, and make a more elderly friendly environment
-Accessibility for Seniors
The Town Councils should make all HDB flats barrier-free so that it is easier for people to move about, especially the elderly.
The LTA can also try to make the steps of the buses lower so that it is easier for the elderly to step on to and also make sure that it is easily accessible for those elderly with walking difficulties.
-Caring for Seniors
The Government should contribute by giving the elderly some money to make sure that they are at least able to cater to their medical needs. They should encourage the hospitals etc to link up with the ICS and give Community-based support Services. So that the elderly will feel more love and care towards them.
-Opportunities for Seniors
The Government should try to ensure that the family bonds with the elderly still stay strong and the family will be a pillar for the elderly when they are in need of assistance.
They should also try to have more public spots within the blocks and nearby parks etc for the elderly to meet up and talk, but they have to be convenient enough for the elderly to move about.
- State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly.
BCA should promote universal designs to encourage architects and designers to build an environment that caters to all including the elderly, and create a barrier-free environment so that the elderly can travel about with minimal obstacles.
- State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of the elderly care here in Singapore is affordable.
Have some discount if the elderly comes with the family to pay for the goods so that the family will bring the elderly out to walk around more often. We can also have free monthly checkups and the Government should give a day off on that day so that they can accompany their mothers/fathers to the checkups, or else they might not even want to go.
- After reading the CAI report, what are the three things that you, as a SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges.
I can help by volunteering to take care of the elderly in the old folks' home, help the elderly whenever they have difficulties in certain areas which I could help and also help to organise activities to bring the elderly out of their house to explore Singapore all over again.