Dec 23, 2014 • By
Advertising agency TBWA\ Singapore has become a first mover in offering long-term care family benefits to all employees.
Part of the top-ten-ranked global advertising network, TBWA Worldwide, TBWA\Singapore will absorb the full cost of setting up specialised live-in caregiving services, as an integrated part of employment benefits, with the aim of easing employees’ financial burden and mental stress.
Currently a fee of $1,800 is required to engage a professional caregiver including work permit, insurance, settling in programme, medical check up and a monitoring tablet that comes loaded with a caregiving plan.
In a partnership with Active Global Specialised Caregivers, an agency providing professional in-home care services at affordable rates in Singapore, the TBWA\Singapore benefit extends to family members with long term and complex needs such as stroke, dementia, cancer and bed/wheelchair-bound patients. The caregivers are equipped with specialised skills and are careful... [Read More...]
Dec 12, 2014 • By
Shortage of Elderly-Care Home Average Wait was Seven Months With rapid aging of population, shortage of elderly-care homes has shot up in the past four years. According to report by the Audit Commission last month, 5700 people died last year while waiting to enter residential care homes. Average wait was seven months to those with no preference. The government has spent over HK$4.38billion on elderly welfare last year. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said “it’s difficult for us to set a rigid timeframe on the waiting list for elderly-care homes.”
(For more information, please refer to “South China Morning Post”)
Dec 02, 2014 • By