21 May 2020 - Staff from senior activity centres have been allowed to visit those who are vulnerable and need urgent help while the centres, which run activities for the elderly, are closed during the circuit breaker period. The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) told The Straits Times that physical visits to seniors are allowed only for those who need prompt care assistance, or do not have a phone.
Temasek Foundation is collaborating with the AIC, CareLine and its community care partners to sponsor mobile phones to be given to vulnerable or socially isolated seniors with little or no social support and who do not have access to a phone. For a start, at least 500 phones will be given away from July. CareLine, a 24/7 telecare service by Changi General Hospital, links seniors to health and social support in the community, among other things.
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