Aged Care in Singapore Research Paper by Kien

Aged Care in Singapore
A research paper on programs in place for the elderly in Singapore.
# 153550 | 5,508 words | 32 sources | APA | 2013 | KE
Published on Jun 12, 2013 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Aging (Gerontology)

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This paper discusses the needs of the elderly population in Singapore, explaining how the needs of this people are increasing. It provides an analysis of how the elder generation are being carried for, either by family members or in institutions. It also explains the policy initiatives devised by the government and compares the situation in Singapore with that in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and the US. The paper also includes an appendix with a sample interview for a care home.

Aged Care in Singapore
Situational Analysis
Comparison with Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and US
Policy Initiatives
Comparison with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and US
What Organizations Are Doing
Skill shortages impeding aged care
Talent retention and development
Cross-cultural skills in aged care

From the Paper:

"Naturally, the elderly have various medical and other health needs and therefore this rapid ageing calls for major reforms in the way the nation delivers care to this critical population. However, the elderly can also take various responsibilities within their community. There is a total of 60% families headed by an elderly person in Singapore, and this is highly encouraged by the government as it offers a friendly ageing environment for the elderly. The role of the elderly in the extended family set up include taking care of their grandchildren and spouses and offering financial security to their dependants. Despite the fact that the government encourages the family to be the basic elderly-care provider, 9% of elderly persons are living with unrelated persons most of whom are foreign workers. There are also cases of elderly abuse, mainly through neglect. Females are the most abused, accounting for a total of approximately 69% of overall neglect cases. This report will examine the various policies that surround aged care in the privatized sphere and residential aged care, as well as review the policy issues surrounding the various forms of age care."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Chen, C.-Y., & Chen, Y.-J. (2010). The Study of Living Arrangements of Elderly. Retrieved March 13, 2011, from
  • Chong, T. (2010). Management of Success: Singapore Revisited. Malpletree Business City: Institute of Southeast Asian.
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Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Aged Care in Singapore (2013, June 12) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Aged Care in Singapore" 12 June 2013. Web. 25 September. 2023. <>