Friday, June 18, 2010

Holiday work - Part 1: Understanding the ‘The Elderly Challenge’

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

a. Housing for Seniors
The elderly would have more housing options and they would have a place to stay which they can afford. The elderly would also be closer to their family.

b. Accessibility for Seniors
The Elderly will be able to move and travel around their neighbourhood easily. There will be facilities that cater to the elderly. They can also go in and out of their houses easily without much hassle. Stuff like walkways, lifts and Singapore transport system (such as the MRT and bus) would be user friendly to the elderly.

c. Caring for the Seniors
This will give health care to the Seniors. They will receive medical attention at a efficient and cheap rate. So that the elderly will be able to afford to see the doctor. It also helps the Seniors to easier access to the doctor.

d. Opportunities for the Senior
This allows the Elderly to have Opportunities to lead a active and therefore a healthy lifestyle. They would be more involved in events such as morning workouts for the elderly by the community groups. Thus, they will have more friends and they would be happy.

2.) State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
-It is that they suggest that there will be a more comprehensive range of housing options which will meet the needs of the Elderly.

3.)State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable
-We can ensure that by having the government to give some money to the elderly that the money can only be used for treating their health and if the Elderly needs more money they can apply to the government.

-There can be a law that makes whenever a elderly pays for medical care that it would be cheaper than the normal rate adults are paying.

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

-I can encourage Elderly, staring with my grandparents to exercise at the facilities provided and also ask them to participate in events for the elderly, etc morning workout for the elderly.
-I can help the ELderly when ever they are in need, etc. trouble coming down the stairs.
-I can also can come up with activities for the Elderly.

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