Thursday, June 24, 2010

ADMT - Observation3 and 4

Observation 3: Sometimes pathways leading to entrances are designed to make the place look nicer and all but those pathways can sometimes be difficult for elderly to walk on eg. this pathway has gaps and plants are sticking out along it. There are also no railings and thus if an elderly trips over the plants, there is nothing for him/her to grab on to and the elderly may get injured.

Observation 4: Pathways are made of a rough material which is good as it will have a lot of friction and may prevent the elderly from slipping.

ADMT - Observation2

Observation 2: Some doors 
of exits or doors leading to staircases or car parks 
are very heavy and would probably 
be too heavy for an elderly to push it open.

ADMT - Observation1

Observation 1: Some staircases have no railing for elderly to hold on to which would make it difficult for some elderly who are weak. Also, if an elderly happens to trip, a railing would come n handy as they could grab hold of it and prevent themselves from falling.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Holiday work - Part 1: Understanding the ‘The Elderly Challenge’

  • Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.
-Good housing for elderly should be made so as to make Singapore more elderly friendly and a good home for people of ALL ages.

-All of Singapore would be made accessible to the elderly via barrier free and user friendly transport systems, lifts, walkways and pick-up points.

-Healthcare and eldercare would be efficient, cost-effective and easily accessible to the elderly. The healthcare and eldercare would address a diversity of needs and would ensure that the dignity and the quality of the lives of the elderly are maintained.

-There would be more opportunities for senior citizens. These opportunities would involve them in community groups and other activities. This would make both young and old Singaporeans have a positive attitude towards ageing and seniors.
  • State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
-The CAI recommends helping seniors monetise their housing assets.
  • State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable
-The government could top up accounts of the less well-off Singaporeans.

-Elderly should see a family practitioner so that their needs will be “comprehensively and holistically taken care of”
  • After reading the CAI report, what do you are the THREE things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges
-We should spend more time with our grandparents/ elders so as to strengthen the bonds between generations in our family.

-We can help care for our own grandparents instead of totally leaving that responsibility to our parents.

-If we are outside and we see and elderly that may need assistance, we could help them out.