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By Et Al. Teo

ISBN-10: 0203966929

ISBN-13: 9780203966921

ISBN-10: 0415374871

ISBN-13: 9780415374873

Older people are frequently portrayed as social and monetary burdens simply because pensions, wellbeing and fitness and social care need to face up to expanding outdated age dependency ratios. as a result of an absence of entry to illustration or a scarcity of social and fiscal strength, older humans have chanced on few possibilities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political factor. Written through a powerful staff of authors, this book offers an in-depth research of the event of ageing in Singapore interpreting key concerns comparable to wellbeing and fitness, paintings, housing, kin ties and care giving. It appears at how social categorization enters into daily life to clarify the a number of meanings of age and identification encountered in a quickly altering economic climate and society. delivering unique serious discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, growing old in Singapore will attract a large readership and is a useful source for coverage makers, carrier practitioners and students engaged on Asian gerontology.

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This produced a demographic window of opportunity (Bloom et al. 2003) in which working age adults (15 to 64) supported a relatively low social burden for the next two or three decades. This situation gave Singapore a rare opportunity to implement fundamental social policies that became the underlay of Singapore’s spectacular economic development. This demographic window of opportunity will close, however, within the next 10 to15 years as the old age dependency ratio rises. 2 older adults aged 65 and above per 100 working aged adults (15 to 64).

The care management service assists older persons and their families by helping to co-ordinate the services available so as to support the older persons to stay in the community as far as possible; senior citizens clubs and retiree clubs are not included in the table. There are about 330 such clubs under PA (PA 2005) that are located primarily in the community centres/clubs or with the residents’ committees of the public housing estates. These clubs offer recreational activities, sports activities, continuing education courses and talks as well as health screening.

2). These are relatively newer estates and have better facilities but they are not where the older population is concentrated at present. 2). Social services offer a slightly better match between location of service and concentrations of older persons. 4), we see an overall increase which reflects rising demands from an ageing population. The increase is significant with regards to services catering to the needs of older persons staying at home, such as home help services (from 5 to 11), home nursing services (2 to 12) social day care (from 11 to 19) and day rehabilitation centres (from 21 to 25).

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