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  • QX179R's Avatar
    67,571 posts since Feb '08
    • SINGAPORE: Some nursing homes in Singapore have set up branches in Malaysia's Johor Bahru to cater to Singaporeans who are looking for a more affordable alternative.

      At least two nursing homes have opened branches there, while another is set to open early next year.

      One of them is LC private nursing home. It opened a 60-bed branch there early this year.

      Patients pay about half of what others pay at its home in Singapore.

      Four of its patients in Singapore have already moved to the Johor Bahru facility.

      Owner of the home, Dr Tony Chia, said it is a more affordable option for those who are financially-strapped.

      - CNA/ir

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  • mancha's Avatar
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  • charlize's Avatar
    30,829 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by mancha:

      Meaning those earning $1000 pm can afford liao!.icon_lol.gif

      $1000 spent on buying hdb flat liao.

       

      Got enough money to buy other things? icon_lol.gif

  • Rock^Star's Avatar
    11,142 posts since Jul '05
  • 我很cute的,我不会咬你的
    TehJarVu's Avatar
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  • charlize's Avatar
    30,829 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by TehJarVu:

      when will their brochures be available? icon_lol.gif

      Your kid might need to do volunteer work 5 years at the nursing home before you can get a place at the nursing home.

       

      Last time kiasu parents do volunteer work so that their kids can get into good schools.

       

      Now kiasu kids do volunteer work so that their parents can get into nursing homes. icon_lol.gif

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    106,987 posts since Dec '03
  • charlize's Avatar
    30,829 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by TehJarVu:

      oh dear, no kid icon_lol.gif

      hv to go china ler icon_lol.gif

      Sorry, then you only qualify to be admitted to a no name nursing home located in Siberia. icon_lol.gif

  • Bikeforceful's Avatar
    625 posts since Dec '11
    • At the end of te day they will realise that euthanasia is th eonly practical and humane solution for the old sick poor and alone.

  • mancha's Avatar
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  • charlize's Avatar
    30,829 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by mancha:

      The answer lies in Youth in Asia.

      huh?

       

      Like PoA?

       

      Clothing store. icon_lol.gif

  • mancha's Avatar
    8,961 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by charlize:

      huh?

       

      Like PoA?

       

      Clothing store. icon_lol.gif

      Which would you prefer Youth in Asia or euthanasia?

      The future is in the younger generation.

  • charlize's Avatar
    30,829 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by mancha:

      Which would you prefer Youth in Asia or euthanasia?

      The future is in the younger generation.

      damn cheem. icon_lol.gif

  • QX179R's Avatar
    67,571 posts since Feb '08
    • JB nursing homes: Understand the obligations, says Chan Chun Sing

      SINGAPORE: Even as eldercare facilities reported more cases of families defaulting on payment, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing reiterated on June 24 that legal options should be the "last resort" for preventing children from abandoning their parents in nursing homes, be it here or across the Causeway.

      And for those who put up their elders in nursing homes in Malaysia, Mr Chan said he hoped they understand, among other things, the "obligations".

      "I think we are still quite traditional - we'd like to visit our parents. But for those people who choose to do so and if they enter a private contractual agreement with some of the nursing homes beyond our shores, we hope they understand what is in it for them and what are some of the obligations that they have," said Mr Chan.

      It was reported last week that cases of families defaulting on their payment are on the rise. For example, about half of the 110 residents at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home have defaulted on their payments. Comfort Ville Home nursing care centre in Taman Johor Jaya has also been trying to contact a Singaporean, Mr Joseph Tay, over an alleged outstanding bill of 6,000 ringgit (S$2,400).

      While some nursing homes in Singapore have set up branches in Johor Baru to cater to Singaporeans who are looking for a more affordable alternative, Mr Chan noted that "not many people may be comfortable" to send their parents overseas for care even though it might be cheaper.

      The issue had been a controversial and emotive topic: In 2009, there was a public outcry when then-Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan commented that Singaporeans could consider living in nursing homes in Johor where prices are lower.

      Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ministerial visit to Punggol South, Mr Chan was asked whether there should be legislation drawn up in this area following the latest news reports.

      Mr Chan said: "If we just depend on the legal instrument alone, I'm not sure we will be able to solve all the issues at the same time and there might be some unintended consequences as well."

      Instead, working with the family to work out a sustainable arrangement is always preferred, he added.

      Pointing out that Singapore already has the Maintenance of Parents Act, Mr Chan said some parents who face difficulties in getting support from their children are nevertheless resistant to go the legal route.

      "Emotionally it's very difficult for them to take this step because they already feel very bad that they are in a situation that they are in. It has a bit to do with the culture, it has a bit to do with face, there's always a bit of hope that maybe the children can turn around and reconcile rather than use the legal method," he said.

      -
      TODAY

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  • Bikeforceful's Avatar
    625 posts since Dec '11
    • Originally posted by charlize:

      They were the ones who suggested it.

       

      Not us. icon_lol.gif


      Edited by Bikeforceful 14 Jul `12, 9:16AM
  • oldbreadstinks's Avatar
    3,400 posts since Dec '03
    • I thought we already have all those RC stuff at void decks?

      just convert those places and let the old people mingle there, and take care of each other and get entertained , with KTV and what's not

      heck, they can even bring their grand kids to play with each other. throw in a couple of nurses and a few beds even the bedridden ones can go

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