Services & Resources
Adapting to life after stroke can have its challenges. Here is a list of available services and resources that may help you cope better with the different aspects of post-stroke life.
- Able (Agape Village)
Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) seeks to enable and empower the physically challenged to live productive, meaningful and independent lives, and be full contributors to the community.
Bizlink provides one-stop employment and job assessment services. Bizlink acts as a bridge to connect people with disabilities to potential employers and businesses
- Employment Support Programme (ESP)
SPD offers assistance in seeking opportunities for people with disabilities to secure employment.
- Special Employment Credit (SEC)
To support employment of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), the SEC was extended to employers that hire PWDs of all ages in 2012. The SEC for PWDs is set at 16% of the employee’s monthly income, up to $240 per month.
- Care-based Weekend Respite Care
Seniors can be dropped off over the weekends for caregivers to have a short break, or to run an errand.
- Caregiver Support and Training
Caregivers are empowered with support and training.
- Caregivers Training Grant
Annual subsidies for caregivers to attend training courses so they can better care for their loved ones.
- Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant
Monthly grants to help families that need to hire a foreign domestic worker to take care of a disabled loved one.
- Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession
Lower levies for families that need to hire a foreign domestic worker to take care of a disabled loved one.
- Nursing Home Respite Care
Caregivers who need a break of at least seven days can opt to have their loved ones taken care of here.
- Assistive Technology Fund
Subsidies for persons with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices (e.g. wheelchairs) for independence in daily living.
- Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)
Subsidised home modification to help the elderly stay safe and comfortable in their own homes.
- Home Personal Care
Personal services provided by trained care professionals for clients requiring care to continue living at home and in the community.
- Meals on Wheels
Meal deliveries to homebound clients who lack the functional and/or cognitive ability to buy/prepare their own meals and do not have a caregiver to help.
- Seniors Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF)
Subsidies to help seniors stay mobile and cope with the cost of some daily necessities.
- YMCA Meals-on-Wheels for Disabled
Meals-on-Wheels for Disabled (MOWD) programme extends the same service to the physically and mentally disabled aged between 13 and 59.
- Day Rehabilitation Centre
Exercises and training for seniors who had a stroke that affect their daily activities.
- Hospice Day Care
Care for seniors who are terminally ill and staying with their family.
- Senior Activity Centre
Outreach programmes and recreational activities for seniors to stay connected to their community.
- Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE)
Help for frail seniors who choose to stay at home, but need a higher level of care.
- Social Day Care
Care and exercise for frail seniors when their family or caregivers are at work.
- Active Ageing
A wide array of activities and courses to enrich the life experiences of senior citizens.
A listing of upcoming health events for the general public in Singapore, including talks, workshops, forums, exhibitions, etc.
- Singapore Disability Sports Council
The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the only organisation in Singapore which reaches across all disability groups, offering a wide range of sports at both elite and non-elite levels. It is, in fact, Singapore’s national disability sports organisation.
- Volunteering for Seniors
Opportunities to volunteer and serve the community.
- Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)
Enables lower- and middle-income households to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating healthcare providers.
- Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)
For permanent residents who cannot pay the rest of their medical bills after using government subsidies, ElderShield and other initiatives.
- Medical Fee Exemption Card
This card covers standard medical/hospitalisation treatments at government/restructured hospitals and polyclinics for needy residents of MSF-funded sheltered and disability homes.
An endowment fund to help needy Singaporeans who cannot pay for their medical bills.
- Association for Music Therapy Singapore
A directory of Music Therapists in Singapore
Psychosocial therapeutic interventions and support for clients and caregivers.
- Enabling Village
As the newest integrated community space in Singapore, The Enabling Village combines retail, lifestyle and training for disabled members of the community in an all-accessible public space.
- Home Visit
Home visits conducted to provide assessment, counselling and intervention.
- Home Visit (Befriending and Support)
Home visits conducted to provide basic emotional support and service linkages.
- Caring Fleet
Caring Fleet Services Limited (CFS) is a non-profit social enterprise founded in 2010 that provides transportation services to people with mobility difficulties.
- Car Park Label Scheme (for Persons with Physical Disabilities)
This scheme allows eligible persons with physical disabilities to embark and disembark from their vehicles in accessible parking lots by displaying a special vehicle label. This scheme is not applicable to motorcycles. Mobility aids equipment can be very expensive and not everyone with a physical handicap or impairment can afford to buy them. Kampong Senang’s Mobility Aids Services & Training Centre (MASTC) exists to remedy this situation by provisioning mobility aids, services and support to the less fortunate so that they can live better lives.
- Kampong Senang’s Mobility Aids Services & Training Centre
Mobility aids equipment can be very expensive and not everyone with a physical handicap or impairment can afford to buy them. Kampong Senang’s Mobility Aids Services & Training Centre (MASTC) exists to remedy this situation by provisioning mobility aids, services and support to the less fortunate so that they can live better lives.
- Medical Transport and Escort
Specialised transport services help clients to get from their homes to medical appointments/treatments and back.
- Public Transport Concession Scheme for Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities can apply for transport concession cards to enjoy benefits and subsidies when using public transport.
- Public Transport Considerations for the Disabled and the Elderly
Initiatives provide better access for diverse groups such as the elderly, wheelchair users and families with young children, and contribute to a more liveable environment for our community as a whole.
Wheelchair transport since 2009.
- Taxi Subsidy Scheme
Support for persons with disabilities who are only able to travel by taxi for school or work purposes.
- VWO Transport Subsidies
Support for persons with disabilities who take transport provided by VoluntaOrganisations (VWOs) to access care services.
- ComCare Long Term Assistance
Support for those unable to work due to old age, illness or unfavourable family circumstances.
- Dependents Protection Scheme
An insurance meant to help your family cope financially if you die, or become permanently incapacitated, before turning 60.
- Interim Disability Assistance Programme For the Elderly (IDAPE)
An assistance scheme that allows for needy and disabled seniors who cannot apply for ElderShield to receive monthly payouts.
- Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS)
As part of the Pioneer Generation Package, this scheme allows for pioneers with disabilities to receive monthly financial aid.
- Short-to-Medium Term Assistance
Support for those looking for work or temporarily unable to work due to illness or have to care for children, elderly or other dependents.
- Special Needs Trust Company (SNTC)
A government-funded trust management service aimed at enhancing the financial security and well-being of persons with special needs.
- Urgent Financial Assistance
Support for those who need immediate help for less than 3 months.
Private Ambulance Operators
|Abella Agency||9690 5665|
|Ambulance Medical Services Pte Ltd||6281 8111|
|AME Ambulance Services||6247 7080|
|“A” TEAM MEDIC LLP||6354 3343|
|Citizens Ambulance and Service||6222 1821|
|ECON Ambulance Services||6468 8686|
|Emergencies First Aid & Rescue||6560 6060|
|ER Ambulance & Services||6222 2995|
|HOPE Ambulance Service||6100 1911|
|Lentor Ambulance||6100 1777|
|Life International Ambulance Service Pte Ltd||6272 6018|
|Medic Network LLP||6258 5525|
|MW Medical||6250 0625 / 9642 1803|
Restructured Hospitals with Accident & Emergency (A&E) Service
|Alexandra Hospital||6472 2000|
|Khoo Teck Puat Hospital||6555 8000|
|KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital||6225 5554|
|National University Hospital||6772 5000|
|Ng Teng Fong Hospital||6716 2323|
|Seng Kang Health Services||6472 2000|
|Singapore General Hospital||6222 3322|
|Tan Tock Seng Hospital||6357 8866|
Private Hospitals with Accident & Emergency (A&E) Service
|Raffles Hospital||6311 1555|
|Parkway East Hospital||6344 7588|
|Gleneagles Hospital||6473 7222|
|Mount Elizabeth Hospital||6737 2666|
|Mount Alvernia Hospital||6347 6210|
|Thomson Medical Centre||6350 8812|
|West Point Hospital||6262 5858|
Personal and Family Crises
|AWWA Centre for Caregivers||1800 299 2992 / 6511 5318|
|Care Corner (Mandarin)||1800 3535 800|
|Family Service Centre||1800 838 0100|
|IMH Psychiatric Emergency||6389 2222|
|Raffles Counselling Centre||6311 1222|
|Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)||1800 221 4444|
|Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE) Counselling||1800 353 8633 / 6354 1191|
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