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Recognising caregiver sacrificeFamily caregivers are often the unsung heroes in every community and they give more of themselves than they let on. You see, caregiving of an…
27 May 2022
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Recognising caregiver sacrifice

Family caregivers are often the unsung heroes in every community and they give more of themselves than they let on. You see, caregiving of an elderly parent is not always…

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The impact of technology on caregiving in Singapore

With almost half of the population estimated to hit 65 years or older by 2050, Singapore is facing a drastic demographic shift that will have far-reaching impacts on the country’s healthcare needs. This can be extrapolated from a 2020 census revealing that nearly 70,000 seniors are currently unfit to perform basic activities without some level…
27 May 2022 6 mins read

Caregiver burnout: Taking a toll on health, relationship and state of mind

Taking care of an elderly parent can be stressful, even if the senior is still healthy. Dealing with their quirky habits and behaviours can take a toll on the caregivers, especially when they need to juggle work and caregiving with little or no additional help. Now imagine caring for an elderly parent with debilitating conditions…
27 May 2022 5 mins read

Recognising caregiver sacrifice

Family caregivers are often the unsung heroes in every community and they give more of themselves than they let on. You see, caregiving of an elderly parent is not always easy. The quirks and behaviours that the senior has since young are accentuated and this can make them hard to live with. Caregivers of parents…
27 May 2022 6 mins read

Burden of aging parents rests on the shoulders of single, unmarried children

When it comes to informal caregivers in rapidly ageing Singapore, 3 in 5 of them are women, according to a 2012 government survey. From this study, 35 per cent are unmarried, and between the prime earning ages of 45 and 59. Many have given up jobs or scaled back their hours as elderly parents’ needs…
27 May 2022 6 mins read

The impact of caregiving on the economy: Dollar and sense of looking after seniors

Financial planner Eugenia Chew, in her late 30s, left her administrative job in 2000 for one that would allow her to better care of her elderly mother, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. “At that time, my commission was a minimum of $5,000 per month, and that was on bad days. I usually raked…
27 May 2022 6 mins read

National Family Caregivers Month: Let’s talk about caregiving

Celebrated every November in the United States since 1997, National Family Caregivers Month recognises and honours family caregivers. While this is a special time to acknowledge all caregivers, it also offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate the community, and increase support for caregivers. As the society ages rapidly, many in Singapore…
19 Nov 2021 7 mins read

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