It’s good to see that even members of parliament are getting involved in the conversation of improving the care of people with dementia in Singapore. MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC Dr Chia Shi-Lu spoke up in Parliament citing that new models need to be explored especially for people with caregivers. Dr Chia also recommended that partnerships with foreign institutions and industries should be carried out.
Read more about the straits times article below.
Traditional nursing homes may be excessive for some residents, while studies have shown that restoring the autonomy of the residents has many positive effects on their well-being, says the MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC in Parliament.
Source: More alternatives to nursing homes needed: Dr Chia Shi-Lu – Channel NewsAsia