Family caregivers who may require additional financial resources to cope with the costs relating to caring for persons with dementia, the following are some information and resources available in Singapore.
Community Development Councils (CDCs)
There are 5 CDCs in Singapore to provide financial assistance. Please look for the one nearer your residing area.
An endowment fund set up by the Government to help needy Singaporeans who are unable to pay for their medical expenses.
Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)
An affordable healthcare for needy elderly and disabled Singaporeans by Ministry of Health, such that such needy patients can receive subsidised treatment at General Practitioners and dental clinics near their homes.
Government Subsidy for Healthcare Services
Singapore Government provides financial assistance in the form of subsidies to the needy patients who need healthcare related services, through Means Testings framework.
Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)
IDAPE is a government assistance scheme providing financial help to needy and disabled elderly Singaporeans, who are not eligible for ElderShield because of their age or pre-existing disabilities.