The Singapore Land Authority and City Redevelopment Authority have referred to as on the general public to suggest a plan to repurpose Previous Changi Hospital and I’ve a proposal to place forth right here (Giving Changi Level, Previous Changi Hospital a brand new lease of life, April 16).
Points regarding the welfare and well being wants of aged Singaporeans have to be tackled urgently. Singapore has but to determine a retirement village and a recuperation centre to offer complete and reasonably priced geriatric companies.
A venture of such scale would require the involvement of the Authorities to consolidate the wanted sources and companies.
In my proposal, this built-in aged village could be divided into six centres, specifically:
• Retirement centre
This village supplies reasonably priced and protected lodging, meals, recreation, enrichment programmes and medical companies for the aged. Medical personnel and gear might be obtainable, together with emergency alarms and closed-circuit tv to watch the medical wants of the aged.
• Medical and rehabilitation centre
It is a therapy and rehabilitation centre for short-or long-term sufferers, or these with extreme continual ailments, most cancers sufferers or the aged who want day by day kidney dialysis.
• Well being and wellness centre
This centre supplies well being consultations and helps seniors repairs their well being and wellness, together with their psychological well-being. Services might additionally embody nursing companies, consultations by nutritionists or having cooks train residents find out how to cook dinner healthily.
• Aged retraining centre
This centre supplies coaching programs for residents and friends. The village can train health-related programs, first-aid classes and nursing.
• Hospice centre
This could information the aged on palliative care and find out how to talk their final needs. Terminally ailing sufferers can keep on this village, the place end-of-life specialists can present round the clock companies, together with helping in funeral rites.
• Recreation and leisure centre
This centre, which integrates the six centres, lets the aged collect and socialise in a protected setting.
Lastly, the built-in aged village’s main goal is for the welfare and care of the aged, and therefore shouldn’t be profit-driven.
If the aged are pleased there, the youthful technology may plan their retirement in such built-in services.
Ling Weng Kee