Besides sharing some of its amenities with the community, some eldercare facilities are also looking at providing jobs and extending health services to residents.
In response to TODAY’s queries, a spokesperson for Ren Ci, which is set to open a 257-bed nursing home in January next year, said: “We have started working with the neighbourhood residents’ committees and the constituency offices to offer employment opportunities to the residents.”
The charity organisation will also extend their engagement efforts by participating in Bukit Gombak community’s annual events. Plans have also been made to hold health talks for the community on topics such as healthy eating, falls prevention through home modification and exercises, skincare, first aid, among others.
Once the new home in Bukit Batok is ready, Ren Ci intends to invite neighbouring residents for a preview and give them an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the shared facilities.
Together with the residents’ committee, the Sree Narayana Mission Multi-Service Centre in Woodlands also intends to conduct health talks at the centre once every three months, organise yearly health screening and conduct caregivers education biannually.