Monday, July 12, 2010

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

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

> Housing for seniors.

> Accessibility for seniors.

> Caring for seniors.

> Opportunities for seniors.

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

> They recommend that the Government should introduce guidelines for accessibility and safety features in the homes for seniors.

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

> The Government should top-up Medisave accounts of less well off elderly Singaporeans to ensure that those seniors can afford healthcare services.

> The Government should set up polyclinics which specialize in elderly care.

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

> Be more considerate of the elderly, by helping them, giving up our seats etc.

> Try to be more respectful to the elderly in our lives, for example our grandparents.

> Volunteer our time and effort at elderly homes.