Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (Singapore)

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Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund (Singapore)

Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (Singapore)

Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund

Since 1 July 2013, the $10 million Senior’s Mobility Fund has been expanded into a $50 million Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF).  SMF now provides holistic support for elderly Singaporeans, helping them to remain mobile and to live independently in the community.  It also means greater support to caregivers in caring for their seniors at home.

Live well and age gracefully with SMF

(i) Assistive Devices: SMF subsidies the cost of assistive devices that aid mobility and enable independent living. These include walking aids, basic wheelchairs and pushchairs, motorised wheelchairs and scooters, pressure relief cushions and mattresses, commodes and shower chairs, geriatric chairs, hospital beds, special equipment such as oxygen concentrators and hoists, spectacles and hearing aids.

(ii) Transport: SMF provides transport subsidises to seniors receiving care at MOH-funded Eldercare Centres and MOH-funded Dialysis Centres. Effective from 1 April 2015, SMF provides transport subsidies to seniors requiring some form of mobility assistance, not just wheelchair-bound seniors, attending Social Day Care Centres, beyond Day Rehab Centres, Dementia Day Care Centres, Senior Care Centres and Dialysis Centres.

(iii) Home Healthcare Items (Consumables): SMF subsidises the cost of healthcare items for frail seniors who are eligible for nursing home but receiving home healthcare services in the community. The healthcare items include catheters, milk supplements, thickeners, adult diapers, nasal tubing and wound dressings.

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