Singapore’s Ageing Population & The Need for Better Home Care for the Elderly

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A recent report released by the National Population and Talent Division says Singapore is ageing at a faster pace compared with the last decade. Pool of citizens aged 65 and older grew to 14.4% in 2017 from 9.4% in 2007. The reason for the unprecedented growth is the lifespan of Singaporeans has increased while the birth rate stayed low.

For the economy and the government, however, the retirement cohort is not expected to add excessive financial burden since they are financially much prepared than the pioneer generation. The public spending on each retiree throughout their retirement years will only go down, expects Dr. Walter Theseira of the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

According to Professor Tan Ern Ser of the National University of Singapore opined that if seniors are able to enjoy good health and can support themselves for a much longer time, there is less cause for concern.

With the rising population of seniors, the healthcare industry should be prepared to meet the health care demand. Healthcare services for the elderly can be classified as Residential or Community Healthcare Services.

Residential services cater to the elderly who fall sick or bedridden with a need for residential healthcare facilities like community hospitals, nursing homes, respite care, inpatient hospice care when they are unable to be cared for within their own homes.

Community health care services will allow the elderly to remain at home. Healthcare services provided at home are very popular and preferred because many elderly prefer to spend their time with their family in a familiar environment. These services typically include medical, nursing and palliative care services.

In view of the popularity of home-based care, the government is rolling out initiatives to encourage ageing-in-place by ramping up of elderly care services. With 117,000 seniors expected to be semi-ambulant or non-ambulant by 2030, the demand for care for senior citizens is expected to rise significantly.

To enable seniors grow old at home the Ministry of Health has launched a Home & Community Care Masterplan. The plan includes; (i) training and assessing a new corps of domestic caregivers (ii) expanding community befriending programmes to strengthen the support network for seniors and their families.

In the private sector, technology platforms like sendhelper have been building a community of trained nurses and expert caregivers, thus providing families easy access to home care professionals on –demand. Such platforms enhance the government’s effort to grow the support network with the aid of technology. Nurses and caregivers have the opportunity to cater to the healthcare needs of the elderly by being a part of the community.

According to Dr. Mathew Mathews of the Institute of Policy Studies, ageing does not have to be viewed as a crisis because many older Singaporeans continue to be productive in their later years even after retirement. Having easy access to government support and healthcare professionals, they will have a peaceful retirement life.

References:

(a) http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spore-ageing-at-faster-pace-than-a-decade-ago

(b) https://www.msf.gov.sg/media-room/Pages/Enhancing-home-based-care-options-for-young-children,-elderly-and-disabled.aspx

(c)https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/healthscope/archive/2012/MOH%20Healthscope_July-August%202012%20Issue.pdf

(d) http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/singapores-ageing-population-a-ticking-time-bomb

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Deep Cleaning, Elderly Care and Leather Cleaning Services Launched!

We’re soft launching new services you have asked for! We are now ready to fulfil more home services letting you have even more control over your household needs.

The new services are: Deep Cleaning, Elderly Care & Leather Cleaning.

Find out the type of services available under each category and pricing below.

1. DEEP CLEANING

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DEEP CLEANING SERVICES
AREA (sq.ft) PRICE (S$)
500-700 $320
701-800 $350
801-1000 $380
1001-1200 $410
1201-1400 $450
1401-1600 $510
1601-1800 $600
1801-2000 $710
OTHER SERVICES (ADD-ONS) PRICE REMARKS
MATTRESS STEAM CLEANING $70.00 SGL
$90.00 QUEEN
$120.00 KING
WAX PARQUET FLOOR $50.00 PER RM
OVEN CLEANING $40.00
HEAVY DEGREASING KITCHEN $90.00
STEAM CLEAN KITCHEN FLOOR $85.00
FRIDGE CLEANING $40.00
REMOVAL OF MASKS/SCOTCH TAPE STAINS $60.00

 

2. ELDERLY CARE

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ELDERLY CARE SERVICES
PRICE
Washing  

 

 

 

$30/hour (includes all services)

Dressing
Feeding
Toileting
Medication
Mobility-related activities
Transferring
Companionship
Transport Assistance

 

3. LEATHER CLEANING

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Bags
Size XS (< 20 cm) $80
Size S (20 – 25 cm) $90
Size M (25 – 30 cm) $100
Size L (30 – 35 cm) $110
Size XL (> 35 cm) $120
Wallets
Size XS (Coin Pouch) $40
Size S (Bi Fold) $50
Size M (Tri Fold) $60
Size L (Long Wallet) $70
Shoes/Heels/Boots $70
Demoulding $45
Water Protection $40

 

E-MAIL US NOW AT INFO@SENDHELPER.COM TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

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HOME APPLIANCES AT GREAT PRICES!

We have curated some of the most common home appliances you will need to do your home chores at great prices. What’s more? Prices are all inclusive including FREE delivery island-wide.

Browse through the catalogue of products available for the month of August.

 

 

1. Electrolux Washing Machine

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Washing is made easy with the Electrolux EWW12753 7kg Washer

SGD1019 (U.P SGD1499)
SAVE $480

Key Features:

  • With Electrolux Vapour Refresh program, you will get wrinkle-free clothes with less ironing hassle. It refreshes your clothes, leaving them smelling fresh and looking like new.
  • Electrolux Vapour Care reduces allergens by up to 99.9% even at 40°C while taking care of your family’s well-being.
  • Electrolux AddCloth feature allows you to quickly and easily drop in a piece of your forgotten clothing even after your washing cycle has started.
  • Electrolux washing machine cares for every precious piece. The Woolmark Apparel Care certifies the gentlest treatment and care of hand-wash only woolens.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Electrolux
Model: EWW12753
Product Type: Washer & Dryer Combo
Colour: White
Spin Speed (rpm): 1200
DimensionsWeight (kg): 50
Product Height (cm): 85cm
Product Width (cm): 60cm
Product Depth (cm): 58.5cm


 

2. Tecno Portable Air Conditioner

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Keep any indoor atmosphere cool and liveable with the Tecno Air Conditioner

SGD569 (U.P SGD639)
SAVE $70

Key Features:

  • 10,000 BTU cooling capacity.
  • Electronic soft touch controls with lighted LCD screen.
  • Full function remote control.
  • Timer function.
  • Adjustable air vents.
  • Sleep function.
  • Quite operation.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Tecno
Model:  TAC-100RC
Product Type: Portable Air Conditioners
Weight (kg): 25


 

3. Electrolux Handstick Vacuum Cleaner

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A powerful 3 in 1 Handstick Vacuum Cleaner for the entire room

SGD499 (U.P SGD520)
SAVE $21

Key Features:

  • Perfect for cleaning your floors, above the floor surfaces and your bed mattress.
  • Powered by Lithium Turbopower battery for optimal cleaning performance and longer run time.
  • BrushRollClean technology for an effortless and tangle free cleaning at the press of a button.
  • DustSpotter LED lights enables you to clean at the darkest spots.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Electrolux
Model: ZB-3233B
Product Type: Handstick Vacuum Cleaner
Colour: Bronze
Weight (kg):2.63
Product Height (cm): 107cm
Product Width (cm): 15cm
Product Depth (cm): 26cm


 

 

4. Panasonic Steam Oven

Oven

A healthier option that cooks food with less oil or no oil at all

SGD449 (U.P SGD549)
SAVE $100

Key Features:

  • Equipped with steam, bake, steam bake, healthy fry and fermentation function.
  • Maximum 30 minutes of steam generation.
  • Comes with 3 level of steam temperature: Low, Med and High Steam oven capacity of up to 15L.

 

Specifications:

Model: NU-SC100WYPQ
Product Type:  Steam Oven
Weight (kg): 10.8
Product Height (cm): 35.1cm
Product Width (cm):  35.5cm
Product Depth (cm):  45.5cm


 

 

5. Philips PerfectCare Steam Generator Iron

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 A powerful steam iron for ultimate crease removal

SGD349 (U.P SGD380)
SAVE $31 

Key Features:

  • OptimalTEMP technology, no temperature settings required.
  • Lock your iron securely to the base station for easy carrying around the house and to reduce the risk of accidentally touching the hot soleplate.
  • This Philips GC-7808 iron will never cause burns to any ironable fabric.
  • You can even leave it resting face down on your clothes or ironing board.
  • SteamGlide soleplate moves smoothly over any fabric.
  • A durable, 5 layer coating—including anti-corrosive base—makes it last longer.
  • Keep steaming as strong as ever and extend the life of your iron with Smart Calc Clean, a built-in descaling and cleaning system.
  • Save energy with ECO mode.

 

Specifications:

Brand: Philips
Model:  GC-7808/40
Product Type: Steam Generator Irons
Weight (kg): 2.95
Product Height (cm): 22.3cm
Product Width (cm): 19.3cm
Product Depth (cm):  37.3cm


 

 

E-MAIL US NOW AT info@sendhelper.com to place an order.

 


 

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3 things at home kids break (often) that you can fix

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Kids are always animated dashing around the house from one room to another without caution. On their way, they break or spoil things you set up patiently. Broken items may be irreparable but before you lose heart let us tell you there are things you can fix at a lower cost. If fixing is not your forte, you may want to call up a professional handyman.

 

1.Table top

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Be it the dining, living room or any table, you and kids spent time working on assignments, projects or simple leisurely activities like craft making on it. It is inevitable you find scratches or damages caused by scissors, knives, marker stain etc. on top or below the table. Following are the options to mitigate the extent of damage:

Wax filler sticks cover up minor scratches, make sure to use the same colour as the table.

Deeper scratches will require sanding and refinishing which can be done with the help of a professional handyman

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5 Possible Reasons for Aircon Water Leakage

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This morning we received a phone call from a customer asking how she could stop her aircon leaking water. Although the question is seemingly simple, there is no one solution to it.  The dehumidifying process of the air conditioner causes some condensation, but pooling or leaking water is an issue of concern.

 

Let us highlight the five possible reasons you should check for to stop water leakage.

 

  1. Clogged drain line

After years of continual usage, aircon drain line is bound to get clogged by dirt, mold, dust or sludge thwarting free flow of water.  In this case, you need to unclog it. There are different DIY unclogging methods but we recommend you hire a professional aircon technician who will use a special vacuum to clear the unwanted material out.

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Top 3 Aircon Brands in Singapore

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In our previous blog, we shared with you tips to save the electricity cost on air conditioners. While proper maintenance help you keep check of energy consumption and reduce electricity bills, it is important to invest in an energy efficient and high performing air conditioner in the first place. A mediocre equipment will blow away your money and your efforts to save on utility bills will be in vain no matter what.

 

There are plenty of air conditioner brands in Singapore and you are obviously spoilt for choices. If you are moving to a new BTO flat, buying air conditioners is one of your major investment decisions.

 

To help you with the decision-making process, we have shortlisted top 3 air conditioner brands in Singapore for your consideration.

 

  1. Daikin

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The history of Daikin air conditioners is intertwined with that of Singapore’s residential set up. Since 1968, Daikin’s cutting-edge technologies have provided comfort to residential and commercial spaces alike. They were the first to introduce multi-split air conditioners to HDB home owners. For eco-friendly and most energy efficient product, we recommend their inverter air conditioners.

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