Older People Aren’t Getting The Support They Need...
Do you know that 37% of older adults in Singapore suffer from three or more chronic diseases?
The most popular health problems are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, joint pain, arthritis, nerve pain, and diabetes.
With the cost of healthcare rising rapidly in Singapore, seniors are struggling to pay for their healthcare needs. They have to undertake out-of-pocket spending for medical bills, withdraw their savings to cover long hospital stays, skip medications or take less than prescribed as they cannot afford medication costs.
For the elders who struggle to make ends meet, with little or no support from their families, life is just a matter of sheer endurance.