Monday, June 7, 2010

Understanding the ‘The Elderly Challenge’

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

a.Housing for Seniors: Elder-Friendly Housing
The Government could facilitate the elderly, giving lower land costs and commercialize elderly-friendly tools to give the elderly a more comfortable life.

b.Accessibility for Seniors: Barrier-Free Society
They could make the buildings and roads barrier-free, providing minimal obstruction for the elderly or make the public transport, low-floor, step-free and wheelchair-accessible.

c.Caring for Seniors: Holistic Affordable Healthcare and Eldercare
They should top-up Medisave accounts of less well off Singaporeans and promote family physicians, so that they can receive care in an environment that is familiar to them, and with their loved ones close by their side.

d.Opportunities for Seniors: Active Lifestyles and Well-being
The Government should build on strong family ties to ensure that the family continues to be the first line of support.

2.State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly.
It is through activities organised by the Government to strengthen family bond.

3.State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable.
a.The elderly-friendly facilities could be made out of recycled materials.
b.Buy cheap but useful materials to make the elderly-friendly facilities.

4.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.
a.We could help build the emotional bond within them.
b.We could start an activity so as to interact with the elderly through games.
c.We could separate them in groups so that they could find a partner to make friends with.

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