Saturday, June 26, 2010

Holiday Work - Part 1: Understanding the Elderly Challenge

Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.

The four key recommendations of the report are Housing, Accessibility, Caring & Opportunities.

Housing for Seniors -
HDB is recommended to have more elderly friendly options for housing in Singapore.

Accessibility for Seniors -
It is recommended to turn the entire island to a barrier-free society to make it easy for the elderly.

Caring for Seniors -
The government is recommended to make elderly care affordable such as using their MediSave account.

Opportunities for Seniors -
The government helps set up activities for the elderly. As well as programs to help the elderly understand their health issues.

State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly

The Housing Development Board (HDB) builds slopes and steps at the same place, so that the elderly on wheelchairs are able to go up and down the void deck.

State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable

More subsidies are given for the more needy elderly.

 Healthcare services are close and easily accessible to the seniors.

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

By donating money to the elderly care services, we are able to contribute to the caring of the elderly. Also, it does not mean we have to donate a large amount.

We are able to support the elderly in their home, as with service learning.

By observing the elderly, we are able to see which type of elderly is needed help.