Resources

There are also some other resources available in the community to aid caregivers in caring for persons with dementia. They are listed here as a general service, and Dementia Singapore disclaims any financial interest in any of the enterprises. Should you encounter issues with any of the vendors listed here, please inform us here so that we can review the usefulness of this list or resources.

Smart Devices in Singapore

There has been a growing number of devices that build in both of these features – allowing the user’s live location and movements to be tracked, and allowing him/her to press a ‘SOS’ or panic button to call for help during emergency situations, for e.g., a fall.  This list shows personal GPS trackers and alert buttons that are available in Singapore.

Note: This list is not exhaustive and this is not an endorsement of products

  • Tack GPS Location Tracker
    Tack GPS is a mini location tracker with 30 days of real-world battery life; tracks indoors and outdoors; alerts for arrival/departure of pre-set safe zones; and team sharing location during search missions. Tack GPS is made by Tack One, a smart IoT and AI location service company in Singapore.
  • Various devices on eCommerce site
    Search for Search for “personal GPS tracker” on the respective websites:

  • Various mobile apps that share live location
    Search for “personal GPS tracker” on App Store or Google Play
  • Download DSG’s CARA App, it can be used as a unique identifier to facilitate the journey of living with dementia in the community.

Assistive Equipment and Home Healthcare Items Available in Singapore

The table below lists down some enterprises in Singapore which sell assistive equipment. Please contact the respective companies to find out more information about their products.

Note: This list is not exhaustive and this is not an endorsement of products

Organisation Contact
ADS Healthcare Products 6873 7922
Alphamed Pte Ltd 6776 0549
Assisted Living Pte Ltd 6254 2916 / 6254 2927
DNR Wheels Pte Ltd 6254 4070 / WhatsApp: 9128 3829
Easy Wheels Pte Ltd 9155 7142
Fu Kang Healthcare Supply 9728 8210
KCI Medical Asia Pte Ltd 1800 742 9929 (24 hours)
Lifeline Corporation Pte Ltd 6289 2062 / 6289 6096
OMG Solutions 8333 4466
Pharmex Healthcare 6841 7494
Progress Healthcare Pte Ltd 6297 5955
Rehab King (Singapore) 9724 0227
Rehab Mart Homecare Balestier 6352 4400 / WhatsApp only: 9814 3126
Chinatown 6324 7077 / WhatsApp only: 9814 3240
Paya Lebar 6455 1551 / WhatsApp only: 9814 3146
Upper Thomson 6250 0555 / WhatsApp only: 8114 7104
Rainbow Care 6223 0904 / 6931 7425
Tack One Pte Ltd 8883 7268
Wellink Healthcare 6242 2088 / 9329 0166
Yeap Medical Supplies 6848 1010

Financial Assistance

For family caregivers who may require additional financial resources to cope with the costs relating to caring for persons with dementia, the following are some information and resources available in Singapore.

For other financial assistance or schemes, visit the Agency for Integrated Care website.

 

Community Development Councils (CDCs)

There are 5 CDCs in Singapore to provide financial assistance. Please look for the one nearer your residing area.

Medifund

An endowment fund set up by the Government to help needy Singaporeans who are unable to pay for their medical expenses.

Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

An affordable healthcare for needy elderly and disabled Singaporeans by Ministry of Health, such that such needy patients can receive subsidised treatment at General Practitioners and dental clinics near their homes.

Government Subsidy for Healthcare Services

Singapore Government provides financial assistance in the form of subsidies to the needy patients who need healthcare related services, through Means Testings framework.

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