Caring for a person living with dementia requires careful financial planning, and may sometimes require the family of the person living with dementia to tap on financial resources. There are a number of government financial schemes available.
The blocks below list the financial resources available in the following 5 areas:
• Mobility Assistance
• Daily Activities Assistance
• Caregiving Assistance
• Medical Fees Assistance
• For Low Income Individuals
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List of Financial Resources
How to Access Services for Financial Schemes
eServices for Financing Schemes Application Portal
As part of the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)’s efforts to streamline the application process for long-term care schemes, AIC has launched the eServices for Financing Schemes (eFASS) application portal on 1 October 2020. Patients and caregivers can submit applications to and manage their long-term care schemes online using the platform.
More information about eFASS.
Need advice on care services and schemes? Caring for a loved one and need training or assistance? AIC Link advises caregivers and their loved ones on getting the right care at the right place. Care Consultants at AIC Link provide information on care at home, assistance schemes, and caregiver support.
Visit AIC Link for more information and how to access financial assistance schemes and other support at these locations.
Social Service Offices (SSOs)
For more general financial assistance, you may approach your nearest Social Service Office find out more about what assistance schemes may be available for you and family members. You may also apply for financial assistance at SSOs.
Find the nearest SSO to your residential address.
Medical Social Services
Some hospitals and healthcare institutions have medical social services. Amongst other responsibilities, medical social workers and officers can provide information on financial assistance. They can help patients and their caregivers to find or be referred to resources in the community to address financial needs, amongst other needs.
If a person living with dementia currently receives services at a hospital or healthcare institution, they and/or their caregivers and family members may approach the medical social services department regarding the financial issues related to the person living with dementia.
This one-stop mobile application, created by the Singapore government, features information on a list of schemes and other government programmes. Visit LifeSG and download the app from the links below.