The National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), Singapore General Hospital (SGH), and Temasek Foundation have piloted a new model of care to provide community-based support and intervention for seniors with moderate to advanced Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their caregivers.

As the disease progresses, persons with Parkinson's become more dependent on their caregivers, and the burden and stress on the latter increases. The Temasek Foundation Parkinson's Disease Community Care Programme is tailored to help people with Parkinson's in the moderate and advanced stage of the illness cope better. The programme includes phone or video consultation and home visits by SGH community nurses. Patients and caregivers can also go to the nearest Community Nurse Post for assessment, training and other assistance.

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