Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health given the existence of some cash-poor elderly persons living in private homes acquired decades ago (a) what proportion of private home residents are located within an eldercare centre service boundary currently; (b) what will that percentage be in 2024 based on the Government’s current plans in relation to eldercare centres; and (c) what percentage of the residents living in the Serangoon Gardens estate are within an eldercare centre service boundary.
Mr Ong Ye Kung: Currently, about 17% of seniors living in private housing estates are within the service boundary of an Active Ageing Centre (AAC). With the expansion to 220 AACs by 2025, this figure is estimated to more than double.
There is currently no AAC for the Serangoon Gardens private housing estate area, and MOH is in the process of expanding AAC service coverage to the seniors living in this area.
Ministry of Health
20 October 2022