Rotary Eldercare & Caregivers Centre
How did the opportunity arise?
Eldercare & Caregivers Centre
The first of its kind in Singapore
The idea came about in 2017 after Ms Low Yen Ling, mayor or South West District & advisor to Bukit Gombak and its grassroots initiated a Rotary Family Service Centre-led project to develop and operate a separate service centre catering to the seniors, their caregivers and families.
The following key considerations were met:
- The idea was inline with the governments focus on the needs of seniors and their caregivers
- Fruitfully consulted MOH, AIC & SNEC on directions and support
- There is a sizeable population which could benefit from the centre – approximately 2,500 seniors & their caregivers living around Bukit Batok West Ave 5
- A space of about 460m2 at Blk 386 Bukit Batok West Ave 5 happens to be available
- Submission of funding application to Tote Board’s Community Healthcare Fund for seed capital and Centre’s programme funding via AIC where a favourable response is expected.
Person In Environment Ageing in Place
Our Focus The elderly and caregiver as individuals
A 3-pronged approach to provide all-rounded support and balance to seniors and caregivers in a well-connected community in order for them to thrive – Nurture, support and wellness
- Capital Expenditure: $465,000 (460m2)
- Operational Expenditure (includes Manpower Costs for 3 staff + Operating Costs)
- 1st Year: $281,125 (55% – Manpower Costs)
- 2nd Year: $285,281
- 3rd Year: $290,635
- Total for 3 Years: $1.32 million (Total Projected: $1.5 million to include 10% buffer & rounding up)